Juniper Berry Oil
A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales, which give it a berry-like appearance. The branches and berries of the Juniper, a coniferous tree, have been used for medicinal and spiritual purposes since ancient times. Juniper Oil has a distinctive aroma that is woody, sweet, fresh and crisp. Juniper Berry Essential Oil blends well with wood oils like cedarwood, sandalwood and rosewood.
Characterstics :- Juniperus communis berries vary from four to twelve millimeters in diameter; other species are mostly similar in size, though some are larger, notably J. drupacea (20–28 mm). Unlike the separated and woody scales of a typical pine cone, those in a juniper berry remain fleshy and merge into a unified covering surrounding the seeds. The berries are green when young, and mature to a purple-black colour over about 18 months in most species, including J. communis.
- Juniper berries are a natural antiseptic, as is the essential oil. It may help combat acne when used at low dilutions in skin care applications.
- Juniper Berry Essential Oil is calming and helps to ease stress without imparting the sedative effects that clary sage and the chamomiles are known for.
- Juniper berries are responsible for giving gin its distinctive flavor.
- An essential oil extracted from juniper berries is used in aromatherapy and perfumery.
|PRODUCT||Juniper Berry Oil|
|BOTANICAL NAME||Juniperus Communis|
|STATE||Clear Mobile Liquid|
|COLOR||COLORLESS TO PALE YELLOW|
|ODOUR||FRESH, BALSAM, WOODY, FIR|
|Refractive Index @ 20°C||1.472||1.485|
|Flash Point||41 °C|
|Density @ 20°C||0.855||0.875|
|Alpha Pinien %||40||62|