Juniper essential oil is extracted from the berries of the Juniper tree (Juniperus communis) which are found all over the northern hemisphere. Juniper essential oil has a spicy, woody clean scent. The scent of Juniper essential oil combines well with citrus scents. One of the highest treelines in the world is a forest of Juniper trees at 16,000ft in the Himalayan mountains. Juniper trees are tough and robust, with the berries taking up to two years to ripen. Juniper berries have a long history of being used for health benefits. The ancient Greeks burnt Juniper berries around people who are ill in order to cleanse the air. The ancient Egyptians also used Juniper in the mummification process. Common modern uses of Juniper include being used to warm muscles and tone the skin.
Juniper essential oil can be used to give a feeling of being grounded. Add a few drops of Juniper oil to a diffuser and allow it to fill your room and focus the mind. Use a few drops of Juniper essential oil diluted in a carrier oil as a natural skin toner and help to reduce the appearance of blemishes.