Juniper (juniperus communis) is used for its essential oil in aromatherapy; juniper berry essential oil is the preferred juniper oil for therapeutic properties and not juniper essential oil distilled from the wood and needles of the juniper tree. We use juniper berry oil. It is known to detoxify and purify the skin.
The plant is small bushy shrubs or tree, 3-35 feet in height growing at an altitude ranging from 8800 to 15,400 feet in the Himalayan region . The berries are plucked from the branches of the plant once a year and dried and ground before distillation.