Latin Name:  Juniperus communis 
Part of Plant: Berry
Country of Origin: Bosnia
Method of Production: Steam Distillation


Juniperus communis, also known as Common Juniper, is a small evergreen varying in size from a shrub to a small tree.  It is a member of the Cupressaceae botanical family that grows plentifully in various parts of the world including Europe, Asia, Canada, and the United States.  They are also known for producing berries that are useful for seasoning dishes, flavoring Gin, and for producing essential oil.


Juniper Berry essential oil has a slightly woody aroma with a hint of fir, that blends well with most oils including citrus, fir, and wood oils.  Try diffusing with Lemon, Lime, Black Spruce, and Tea Tree for a clean, invigorating aroma to freshen the air.  It may assist with the appearance of skin when properly diluted and applied topically.  It is also a popular addition to masculine blends, perfect in a cologne or beard oil.


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

  • Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil.  Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture.  

  • Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.

  • Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling. 

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



Skin sensitization if oxidized; old or oxidized oils should be avoided.  Should be stored in a cool, dark place, preferably a refrigerator.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children and pets.  If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically.  Possible skin sensitivity.  Do not use on broken skin.  Watch for any possible interactions or side effects.  Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



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Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone

Burfield, T. (2016). Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours & Origins, Second Edition. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy