Juniper Oil – Juniper Essential Oil Benefits for Skin
Aroma: Refreshing, reminiscent of fruit sweets.
Obtained from the berries of the juniper shrub, Juniper berry essential oil is sourced mainly from southern European countries.
History: Aside from it being used in gin, Juniper has been used against contagious diseases throughout the ages. Its medicinal qualities of, amongst other things, being antiseptic and a disinfectant, means Juniper was used from Tibet to the Middle East to stem cholera and typhoid. The Greeks used the berries in their Olympic events due to the belief they increased stamina, and their berries have been found in Egyptian tombs. The Romans used Juniper berries as a cheaper alternative to the expensive black and long pepper that had to be imported from India.
Main constituents: Citral, Eugenol, Geraniol, Cironellol, Limonene, Linalool.
Juniper Essential Oil Benefits for Skin
Purifying and a tonic, so excellent for congested or oily skins. Can be helpful for skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, and psoriasis. It can help to eliminate infection and inflammation.
Properties for the mind: Juniper twigs were burnt in French hospitals to clear the air of disease, and it is also said to clear the mind supporting the spirit.
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