Juniper (Juniperus californica) hydrosol is useful for oily skin and for hair and scalp care. It helps balance sebum production and helps clean the scalp. Juniper is air cleansing and purifying. Diffused into the air it can help kill airborne germs. Juniper berry is calming to the emotions without being a sedative. It's often used spiritually for meditation and prayer.
I steam distilled my juniper berry hydrosol 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, I crush the berries and then slow distill them in a hybrid stainless steel/copper still. The aroma is woody with citrus and fruit-like notes. It's very aromatic, its overall impression is fresh and crisp.
WINTER FREEZE WARNING: Hydrosol will freeze. If you live in a cold climate, please make sure hydrosols won't be sitting in the weather or cold mailbox for long periods of time.
100% Juniperus californica (California Juniper) Hydrosol (Distillate), Silver Citrate and Citric Acid
My favorite uses for juniper hydrosol:
Aftershave. Because it's naturally acidic, it helps to balance the pH of the skin and helps with razor burn.
Activate dry clay facial masks - for oily skin
Hair and scalp mist to balance oil production
Room spray or in place of water in a diffuser to clear the air and purify it
Inhalation. A great alternative to essential oils, for gentle aromatic benefit.
For external use only.
Net Wt. 4 fl oz (113ml)
Extraction Date: October 2022
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Equipment: Hybrid Stainless Steel/Copper Still
Origin: Siskiyou County, California
Plant Part: Berries
100% Pure. No additives or fillers
Shelf life: 2 years from extraction. Use within 1 year of opening. Preserved with silver citrate. Protect from light and temperature fluctuation. Store in a cool, dry place.
Siskiyou County, California