California Juniper (Juniperus californica)is an air cleansing and purifying essential oil. Juniper is good for fluctuating energy levels, worry, feelings of being blocked, lack of motivation, energizing. Diffused into the air it can help kill airborne germs. Juniper berry is calming to the emotions without being sedative. It's often used spiritually for meditation and prayer.
I steam-distilled juniper berry essential oil from trees grown in the shadow of Mt. Shasta at 3500 feet elevation. These trees have been here for hundreds of years and have weathered the most extreme conditions of harsh cold winters and years of California droughts. Many herbalists believe that desert plants that thrive in demanding environments are more powerful.
First, the fresh berries are crushed and then slow distilled in a hybrid stainless less/copper alembic still. The aroma that is released is fresh and crisp, very aromatic and sweet with woody and citrus notes. See the GCMS analysis.
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100% Juniperus californica (California Juniper) Essential Oil
Diffuse 30 min to 1 hour
If used topically, dilute 1-3% with carrier oil of choice. For external use only.
Botanical Name: Juniperus californica (California Juniper) Botanical Family: Cupressaceae Chemical Family: Monoterpenes Plant Part: Berries Cultivation Method: Hand-harvest, Wild Collection Aromatic Description: Woody, sweet, citrus, crisp, fresh Major Constituents: Sabinene, alpha-Pinene, Limonene.
Net Wt. 5ml
Extraction Date: November 5, 2022
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Equipment: Hybrid Stainless Steel/Copper
Origin: Siskiyou County, California
Plant Part: Berries
100% Pure. No additives or fillers
Shelf Life: 2-3 years from extraction
Storage: Keep the cap tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place; refrigeration recommended.
Safety: For external use only. Avoid flame. Dilute before use on the skin. Keep away from children.