For the month of May we are introducing a new spin on a classic oil! This sweet and coniferous Juniper Berry CO2 extract helps uplift the mind and body.
Our Juniper Berry CO2 is an Oil of the Month offering throughout the month of May. Check back with us soon to see if we have added it to our collection.
Juniper Berry CO2
Refreshingly sweet and coniferous, this Juniper Berry CO2 is extracted using a unique solvent-free method called Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE). This process preserves the natural profile identity of the raw botanical material (in this case, juniper berries!) by using ambient temperatures and reducing the chance for thermal degradation of the extracted molecules. The low temperature, paired with the lack of solvent evaporation, means SFE demands significantly lower energy than standard extraction technologies, helping to reduce the environmental impact and carbon footprint of this extract’s production. Plus, this method extracts the berries’ heaviest compounds, including fatty acids, that are not present in their steam-distilled counterpart. From an organoleptic point of view, this is the ideal process to experience the truest scent of the raw material.
Diffuse Juniper Berry CO2 to help clear the air and banish stale aromas. Its fresh, grounding aroma is a favorite for meditation practices thanks to its ability to simultaneously help calm the mind and uplift the spirit. When used topically, Juniper Berry CO2 can help naturally tone and rejuvenate skin, and aid in keeping skin clear of blemishes and irritation. Its warming properties may also help soothe sore muscles after a strenuous workout; simply dilute in your favorite carrier oil and massage into areas of concern to support muscle relaxation and comfort.
The extract obtained from the berries of Juniperus communis is thick and honey-like, making it very difficult to work with and nearly impossible to pour from a bottle. To make this into a workable product for diffusion, topical applications, and DIYs, the natural fragrance fixative ingredient triethyl citrate has been added. This gentle, biodegradable ingredient helps to thin out Juniper Berry CO2, making it mobile enough to use in a variety of ways. However, if you are having trouble getting this extract out of the bottle, gently warm the bottle in the palm of your hands to increase the extract’s mobility.
Some Things to Know
Botanical Name: Juniperus communis
Country of Origin: Germany
Plant Part Used: Fruit/Berries
- Germacrene D
Aromatic Scent: Sweet and fresh with balsamic and woody notes
Directions: Aromatic – Diffuse using 1-3 drops per 100 mL of water or use in a personal inhaler. Topical – Dilute to 1-2% in a carrier.
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Cautions: Harmful if swallowed. Keep out of reach of children. Not recommended for use if pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or nursing. Discontinue use if skin irritation/sensitivity occurs. External use only.
Too thick to pour?
The extract obtained from the berries of Juniperus communis is thick and honey-like, making it difficult to flow through the bottle’s orifice reducer. To increase mobility, warm the bottle up in your hands or under some warm water.
Your patience will pay off! Diffuse this refreshingly sweet and woody extract to freshen up your home or add it to your favorite carrier oil and apply topically to help with achy muscles.
Sore muscles? Get ready for this relaxing, natural bath blend!
Muscle Relief Bath Salt DIY
What you’ll need:
- Digital kitchen scale
- 4 oz airtight storage container
- 2.33 oz Epsom Salt
- 1.30 oz Fine Grain Pink Himalayan Salt
- 0.40 oz Grapeseed Carrier Oil
- 45 drops Juniper Berry CO2
- 25 drops Sweet Marjoram
- 25 drops Black Pepper
What you’ll do:
In a large glass bowl, combine the Epsom and Pink Himalayan salts. In a separate bowl, mix Grapeseed Oil with the essential oils until completely blended. Slowly add the carrier oil/essential oil mix to the bowl of salt and mix thoroughly. Store in an airtight container. To use, add a couple of scoops to your bath and enjoy the stimulating aroma and refreshing sensation to soothe sore muscles.
NOTE: Please use caution when adding carrier oils to the bathtub, as it may become slippery. Replace Grapeseed Oil with an unscented body wash or castile soap to reduce oil on the skin and tub if desired.
Don’t let oily skin get you down. Try this facial oil to help tighten pores and reduce oil!
Astringent Facial Oil DIY
What you’ll need:
What you’ll do:
Mix carrier oil and essential oils in a small glass container and mix well. Once mixed, pour into a 1 oz dropper bottle and apply to oily/problem areas on the skin. This DIY can also be used as a spot treatment to help reduce the appearance of pimples. Avoid applying the product on or around the eyes.