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Juniper essential oil


Juniper essential oil

Juniperus communis

Botanical Properties

Origin and history

Juniper is found throughout the Mediterranean basin, but also in mountainous regions of Europe.
Symbol of longevity, in ancient Greece and among the Romans, they used its wood to extract "cade oil", serving to purify the body and mind of the deceased. In Antiquity, juniper was used in fumigation for its disinfectant properties to fight plague and cholera.
Nowadays, its berries are used in particular for the manufacture of liqueurs, the famous Gin or in the culinary art (game, terrines, stew, sauerkraut, etc.).

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: liquid

Color: light yellow

Odor: peppery, woody, slightly pungent

Distilled parts: Berries

Country of origin: France

Density:: 0.857 - 0.872


Main biochemical constituents or chemotype: Alpha-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene.

Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Limonene, Linalool.

Certain natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present an allergy risk in some people. To measure your tolerance, always do an application test in the crease of the elbow before using in your mixes.


The essential oil of organic juniper is renowned for its diuretic and depurative properties, its action is targeted on the urinary tract by promoting diuresis.
It is also anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, analgesic, regulator of the nervous system, antibacterial, depurative and Cortison-like (which acts like cortisone).


The essential oil of organic juniper is diuretic and depurative, it will have a very positive action in a slimming or draining treatment, against heavy legs, cellulite, cystitis, varicose veins, liver failure.
It also acts against rheumatism, arthritis, neuritis, sciatica and muscle stiffness.



Consult a physician before any therapeutic use or oral treatment.

Oral use: 1 to 2 drops of organic juniper essential oil, 3 times a day with a little honey, syrup or on a lozenge, as a detoxifier.

On the skin: Mix 3 drops of organic juniper essential oil + 3 drops of organic jojoba vegetable oil, massaged against heavy legs.

In diffusion: In atmospheric diffusion, the essential oil of juniper sharpens the spirit, invigorates, increases concentration, purifies and disinfects your living rooms.

Possible synergies

Diuretic: Fennel.

Energetic values ​​and synergies

In energetic aromatherapy, the essential oil of juniper is associated with the crown chakra "Sahasrara".
Its color is purple.

The crown chakra connects to the divine essence, the juniper activates this connection to the Divine world by reducing fear and opening the ways of enlightenment.

Purification: True Lavender.


Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. 


The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you want more information on essential oils, consult a professional.

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