Essential Oils An Introduction - Day 5 Juniper


Essential Oil: Juniper

Candle: Gin & Tonic scented vegan candle

Day 5 - it's the weekend, let's boost our spirits 


What is the Latin name for Juniper?

Juniperus communis

Where does Juniper essential oil come from?

Juniper is a small evergreen tree, with needle like leaves and blue/black berries, found in various places around the world. The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation from the juniper berries.

What does Juniper smell like?

Juniper has a clear, refreshing and slightly woody fragrance. It immediately makes you think of gin, and blends well with citrus oils so it’s no surprises how it came to find it’s way in to our Gin & Tonic candle.  

What are the properties of Juniper essential oil?

Since ancient times juniper has been known to detoxify. It does this in both physical and mental states. It is an excellent oil for when emotionally drained or in need of emotional support; a real spirit booster.



What rooms should I burn my Gin & Tonic scented candle in?

I would suggest just as you can drink a gin & tonic in any room in your home, so too can you burn a gin & tonic candle in any room. It will uplift mood and create a welcoming fresh fragrance. 

Who enjoys a Gin & Tonic scented candle?

It goes without saying that gin lovers love this candle. It is bought in abundance by gin drinkers and for gin loving friends. It’s a good alternative gin gift, something a bit different for the woman who has a groaning gin collection. The fresh scent makes it a hit with women and come birthdays and Mother’s Days it’s a popular scent for a gift. 


Inspired by Juniper and want to get your hands, and noses, on the Gin & Tonic candle?

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Each day during Aromatherapy Awareness Week I’ll share a new essential oil and scented candle with you and talk you through the benefits you’ll get on burning it. You can discover the origins of the essential oils, their beneficial properties, and how they are used to create the hand poured scented vegan candles you enjoy. As with all our scented vegan candles there are only three ingredients, soy wax, essential oils, and a cotton wick so I am really giving you and inside peak at one of the main ingredients of my making process this week.

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