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Juniper Berry Oil

Item#: 501405 CAS: 8002-68-4 FEMA: 2604
Odor Strength: Medium
Odor Description: Fresh, Balsamic, Terpenic, Woody, Fir Needle, Peppery

The common juniper grows in the temperate and cold regions of the Northen Hemisphere. It grows wild in Europe, North America, and Asia. The juniper is unique in that it can adapt morphologically to its environment, becoming slender in the flatlands and turning to a creeping plant in the mountains. The bush is considered coniferous and has spiked needles covering its branches and bears fleshy green berries.

These star-shaped berries take two years to mature; during this time, they take on their characteristically purple or blue-black coloring signaling that they are ready for harvest. The berries are meticulously harvested by hand to keep the non-matured berried in-tact on the bush for the following year’s harvest. The harvested berries are then spread onto a mat, dried, and then distilled into an essential oil.

Juniper berry oil is used across many industries. Among the 70+ compounds that make up the juniper essential oil are alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, myrcene, limonene, and sabinene. All of which adds to juniper oil’s powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cleansing properties that make it helpful in the treatment of various ailments.

In flavoring applications, juniper is typically used in small amounts, as it has an astringent and pine-like taste. It is most commonly used in alcohol applications, as it is the principle flavoring agent in gin, giving it the characteristically botanical-like aroma.

 

Fun Fact :
When used for emotional applications, juniper creates a calming effect on the users without the sedative effects that other oils, such as chamomile, have.

Juniper Berry Oil

 

If you are interested in seeing a sample or placing an order, please email Marietta Zino at mzino@vigon.com or call 570-422-6022.