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    Essential Oils

    Organic juniper berry and twig essential oil

    A conifer with delicately scented foliage, widespread in Europe, sometimes even at altitude. It prefers sunny areas, calcareous or sandy soils, and permeability. Its berries have a spicy, slightly bitter taste and a small three-pointed star-shaped slit at the top. The essential oil obtained from the twigs and berries is balsamic, woody and resinous.

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    • Botanical family: Cupressaceae
    • Latin name: Juniperus communis
    • Other names: Common juniper, common juniper erect
    • Origin: France
    • Cultivation: Controlled organic agriculture - Certisys-BE1 control
    • Part used: twigs and berries
    • Production method: steam distillation
    • Quality: 100% pure, natural, integral and chemotyped
    • Olfactory notes: balsamic, woody, slightly peppery
    • Monoterpenes: alpha-pinene (29.5%), sabinene (13%), beta-myrcene (3.25%), limonene (2.8%)
    • Sesquiterpenes: cis-thuyopsene (14%), beta-caryophyllene, germacrèen D
    • Monoterpenols: terpinene-1-ol-4 (3.2%)

    The berries are delicate to pick. This makes it easier to distil the berries and twigs together. The essential oil obtained is harsher than that of the pure berries, and is also more woody and dense.

    • Not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women, or for children under 6 years of age.
    • Seek advice from a health professional.
    • No prolonged use without specialist advice (maximum 6 weeks).
    • Nephrotoxic in case of overdose or prolonged oral use.
    • Do not use in cases of renal inflammation, nephritis and renal failure.
    • Irritant in its pure state, always dilute in a vegetable oil at a maximum of 20%.
    • Risk of allergy (limonene): take care not to overdose in mixtures. An elbow test is recommended prior to any skin application (min 48 hours before use).
    • Keep out of reach of children.
    • Avoid contact with the eyes.
    • Store away from heat and light.

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