Guide - Juniper Berry EO
The Story :
Small conifers that like the limestone hills of Europe and Asia. It has small yellow flowers and its berries are green in the early years, then turn a black-blue hue when ripe.
Comes from the Celtic “Gen” meaning bush and “Prus”, acrid, referring to the particular flavour of its fruits.
Juniper is a very old plant, one of the first to have been exploited by man for its antiseptic and purifying qualities, and this since ancient times.
This all-purpose tree, called a universal remedy, was nicknamed “Thériaque des paysans”. At that time, juniper wood was burned during purifying ceremonies to fight epidemics.
As late as the 19th century, it was burned in French hospitals to protect itself from these plagues. It was used by the Egyptians during their ceremonies and was used in the composition of their remedies. The Romans, for their part, loved it as a diuretic drink.
The Plant :
Small, bushy coniferous trees 3 to 4 metres high, up to 10 metres high. We have selected extracts of Albanian bay juniper, one of the original lands of this conifer and producing a remarkable essential oil. It has a green and fresh coniferous scent.
- Invites you to relax
- Diluted in a Vegetable Oil, it is used in massage for muscles and joints
In infusion: For its soothing and relaxing properties. It also has detoxifying properties.
To do this, mix 3 to 4 drops in a litre of warm, non-boiling water. Indeed, too hot water would tend to evaporate too quickly the essential oil of genievre and could also degrade the essential oil and its components, making it less effective. It is important to dilute the essential oil in honey or on a sugar cube which you will then add in warm water, in order to unify the mixture. Once your preparation is done, you can enjoy your tea for a moment of relaxation, at any time of the day.
Atmospheric diffusion: To clean and purify the atmosphere of your home, but also to create a floral atmosphere and thus perfume a room.
Depending on the diffusers and the size of the room, pour between 5 and 30 drops, and allow 30 minutes for a large room and about 15 minutes for a bedroom. In all cases, comply with the instructions for the device used.
In cosmetics: In particular, it soothes and relieves joint pain, stimulates blood circulation and, above all, reduces and promotes the healing of bruises and blows.
The essential oil of Juniper Bay is used very diluted in a rich vegetable oil to perform a soothing massage.
To sleep well and promote elimination: make an excellent evening tea with a few grains of juniper that you crush with a few flowers of lavender, bring to a boil in a covered saucepan and let infuse for 3 minutes. You can also make an Aromel with 1 drop of essential hilum of juniper berry and 1 drop of fine lavender to mix with 4 teaspoons of honey and then dilute 1 teaspoon in a glass of water or a warm herbal tea.
Precautions : Not recommended for the first 3 months of pregnancy and pure use for sensitive skin (dilute 5 to 10% in vegetable oil).