Nature's Alchemy 100% Pure Essential Juniper Berry Oil (Juniperus communis ) has a distinctive crisp, woody, sweet, earthy aroma, with almost a hidden fruity note. Juniper Berry Oil is effective against: colds, flu, acne, cellulitis, gout, hemorrhoids, obesity, rheumatism, toxin build-up. The most beneficial use for juniper oil in aromatherapy is an an antiseptic. Juniper oil is commonly used to cleanse the body, ridding it of excess fluids, and is helpful with kidney and bladder problems. Aromatherapists frequently cite juniper oil for treatment of gout, chronic arthritis, cystitis, and digestive issues. This essential oil is also useful in relieving mental fatigue, nervous tension, hay fever, acne and overindulgence. Pure juniper berry oil is also listed as helpful for obesity and cellulite as it is known to remove toxins, is a diuretic, and has (physical) cleansing properties. Juniper oil is also used for purification and cleasing of the spirit, as well as spiritual protection. Juniper essential oil is used to remove negative energy and encourage mental clarity. Botanical Name: Juniperus communis Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled Color: Clear Consistency: Thin Perfumery Note: Middle Strength of Initial Aroma: Mild - Medium About Juniper Berry - Juniper (Juniperus communis ) is an evergreen tree with bluish-green, stiff needles, small flowers, and berries. The oil is steam distilled from the berries to produce a sweet, fresh, woody-balsamic essence. It is indigenous to the circumference of the entire northern hemisphere, but the oil is mainly produced throughout Europe and Canada. There are various other species related to juniper such as cade, Virginia cedarwood, and savin. Juniper berries are used extensively in soft drinks and in alcohol to flavor gin.