Juniper essential oil is extracted from juniper berries via steam method. The oil smells fresh with warm notes, and is often described as conifer woody with a bittersweet finish.
The berries steamed to extract juniper essential oil come from India, and the oil is primarily composed of a-pinene, myrcene, sabinene, and limonene among many others.
With strong antibacterial properties, juniper essential oil is a popular additive in natural household cleaners. As a natural astringent, it can also be dropped into facial moisturizers or cleansers as a combatant to acne.
Juniper essential oil is often diffused or inhaled to fight anxiety and to calm the nerves. It tends to blend well with citrus oils such as bergamot, grapefruit, and lime essential oils.