Juniper Oil (Juniperus Communis)
Dating back to prehistoric times, juniper oil is distilled from the berries, needles, and bark of the juniper tree that grows in Hungary, Russia, Italy, and France. Through centuries of use, this essential oil has been assigned magical powers and employed as a protection against evil. It is reputed to ease tension, clear negativity, rejuvenate and purify both mind and body, and act as an aphrodisiac. Cocktail aficionados will recognize juniper’s characteristic clear, fresh, pine-like peppery aroma in the smell of gin—think martini– to which Juniper berries are added for flavoring. Juniper oil’s uses for the hair are legendary. It has a longstanding reputation revving up, purifying and brightening drab, lackluster hair.