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Oil Summary: Organic Juniper berry essential oil produced by steam distillation of dried ripe fruit of Juniperus communis. The health benefits of Organic Juniper berry Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, stimulating, astringent, carminative, diuretic, rubefacient, vulnerary and tonic substance. Juniper exudes a medium-strength middle fragrance note that is familiar, fresh, sweet, slightly fruity, balsamic, woody and coniferous, presenting as a colorless or slightly green liquid. There are more than 87 active chemical components in juniper berry essential oil that provide therapeutic benefits, including sabinene, a-pinene, and myrcene, with limonene, r-cymene, g-terpinene, b-pinene, a-thujene, and camphene to a lesser degree. Small amounts of the sesquiterpenes, oxides and some esters are also present, including linalool, linalyl acetate and nerol. Juniper is cultivated all over the northern hemisphere, but the highest quality juniper berries for essential oils are coming from Italy, Austria, Sweden and Canada.
Odor and Appearance: A colorless faintly greenish or yellowish liquid with a characteristic odor and an aromatic bitter taste.
Country of origin: Bulgaria
Botanical name: Juniperus communis
Contraindication: Though complications from using ginger essential oil are rare, taken in high doses it can cause heartburn and mild irritation of the mouth and esophagus. It is a ‘hot’ oil, and should not be used undiluted on the skin. Heed all recommended dilution ratios and test on a small area of skin until you know your tolerance. Limit use if you are pregnant or nursing. As ginger has a blood thinning action, it can increase the risk of bleeding and prevent blood clotting. If you are having surgery or major dental work, discontinue use for two weeks before and after your procedure. Ginger is known to lower blood pressure and blood sugar. Use with caution if you are diabetic or if you are taking medication for hypertension. Ginger essential oil should not be administered to children unless they are under the direct supervision of a practitioner qualified in aromatherapy. Avoid contact with the eyes and mucous membranes, and be aware that ginger essential oil may be photo toxic. Do not expose your skin to direct sunlight following topical application.
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