Juniper berry is a coniferus tree which grows up to 10m in height and it takes 3 years to mature. Its scientific name is juniperus communis .juniper is a female cone and because of its fleshy & merged scales which cover the seeds it appears like berry. Berries are green when young and change to purple black in color in 1 year 6 months. The purple berries are used in cuisine & gin. Oil extracted from juniper berries is used in aromatherapy & perfumery. Branch & berries of the juniper have been used for medicinal & spiritual purposes and is natural antiseptic.
Oil is obtained by steam distillation of the berries & needles of juniperus communis.
Its color is clear, consistency is thin & Perfumery note is middle & strength of aroma is mild to medium which is crisp sweet earthy & almost a hidden fruity note.
Its main constituents are pinene, sabinene, borneol, terpineol. Camphene & myrcene.
It blends well with Bergamot, cedarwood, Grape fruit , lime lemograss & vetiver.