Latin name: Juniperus communis
Source country: France
Appearance: White to pale yellow thin liquid
Aroma: Slightly woody, slightly spicy, sharp.
Derivation: From the leaves and twigs of the tree.
Chemicals: The main constituent chemicals are pinene, camphene, sabinene,
terpen-4-ol, terpinenes, cymene, and other terpenoid molecules.
Uses: It is a clear sharp oil which can help calm anxiety states and sharpen the mind. It is
antiseptic, astringent, anti-rheumatic, rubefacient, stimulating and a tonic oil. It is not as
popular as juniper berry, which is extracted from the fruit of the tree and is used to flavour
gin. However it does have its place in aromatherapy and can be useful in some skin
Note: As with all pure essential oils, dilute appropriately with a suitable carrier oil
before using on the skin. Do not take essential oils internally