Juniper Berry Essential Oil
Juniper has been used since ancient times to address and prevent disease. The sweet, fruity, and slightly woody aroma are a delight. Juniper berry brings a surprisingly powerful oil to the table when gentle effects are of utmost importance.
Botanical Name: (Juniperus communis)
Plant Origin: Hungary
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from aerial parts (organic, but not certified)
Shelf Life: 3 years until decline of quality begins. To maximize shelf life, store in refrigerator.
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight.
Maximum Adult Topical Dilution: 4%
Selah oil blends that contain Juniper Berry essential oil:
- stimulating lymphatic system
- fluid retention, improving elimination
- ulcers, diverticulitis
- urinary tract infections, kidney stones
- increasing circulation through kidneys and detoxing
- aiding digestion, abdominal bloating
- menstrual cramping, promoting menstruation
- heavy legs, detoxifying, cellulite
- gout, rheumatism, arthritis
- acne, dermatitis, eczema
- mental exhaustion, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression
- liver problems
- muscle soreness, tension
- possible nerve regeneration
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- analgesic - deadens or relieves pain; anodyne
- anthelmintic - destroys or expels worms and parasites; vermifuge
- anti-inflammatory - reduces inflammation
- antiseptic - destroys and prevents the development of microbes/bacteria
- astringent - causes contraction of organic tissues, reducing secretions or discharges
- carminative - expels gas (flatulence), easing abdominal pain and bloating
- depurative - purifies the system, particularly the blood
- detoxifying - assist in the removal of toxins
- digestive - promotes or aids digestion
- diuretic - aids in removal of excess water from the body; promotes urination
- emmenagogue - promotes or assists menstruation
- nervine - soothing and toning to the nerves and nervous system
- spasmolytic - antispasmodic
- tonic - strengthens or invigorates organs or the entire organism
Apply diluted to bottoms of feet or directly on area of concern.
Ok for children 2+ with proper dilution.
Pregnancy and lactation safe with extra dilution.
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Diffuse or rub a drop on palms and inhale.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA.
Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (7. p. 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
Avoid using with liver and kidney disease.
Skin sensitization if oxidized.
General EO Cautions:
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
GC/MS Key Constituents:
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