What is juniper berry oil?

Taken from the Juniperus communis family, Juniper Berry oil has a very positive reputation with good reason. These small fruits look almost like a blueberry and have become very popular in alternative healing for many people. Today, they are held up as one of the best examples of a modern and effective health item.

The oil extracted from those berries are one of the most powerful and effective products today for general health care. Linked to benefits including anti-bacterial care to detoxifying the body, juniper berries hold many benefits. Grown all across Europe and North America, they hold a very special place in the hearts for many.

That’s why we recommend that you look to use Juniper Berry oil. How good, though, is juniper berry oil for our hair?

Long linked to lasting healthcare and prominence, what kind of benefits can we get if we were to use juniper berry oil in our hair? 

Juniper Berry Oil For Hair: Benefits

Juniper berry oil has long been linked with harmonious health and care for most people. It’s become a fine example of what you can do to your body if you are willing to put in the time and the effort. Let's take a further look in to what benefits we can expect to see by using juniper berry oil in our hair:

  • For one, it’s been shown to help break down greasiness in our hair – very useful for those who suffer with oily looking hair.
  • It helps to improve the appearance of our hair, adding more natural shine overall.
  • Juniper berry oil has antibacterial properties, helping to ward off skin infections and scalp damage.
  • Can be used to help minimize the appearance and the potency of dandruff.
  • Regular use can help to avoid hair loss by making our scalps naturally stronger and resistant.
  • Supports collagen synthesis, helping to aid long-term care for our hair and body. 

Juniper Berry Oil Side Effects

We recommend that you look to avoid taking too much juniper berry oil at once, as it can be surprisingly potent. It’s also been suggested that you should seek medical advice if you are on any kind of diuretic medication, or any kind of psychiatric medication.

As ever, you should look to speak to a medical professional before using any essential oil product to determine compatibility. This is likely to help you avoid the numerous issues that you might be used to facing. 




Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 


Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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