Juniper, Alligator (Juniperus deppeana)
Alligator Juniper Essential Oil Information
Common Name: Juniper, Alligator
Latin Name: Juniperus deppeana
Plant part: Wood
Distillation Method: Steam
Distillation Date: Summer 2015
Shelf Life: About 6-8 years
Country of Origin: USA, Wildcrafted.
Aroma: The complexity of this aroma is amazing. It is a very rich, warm, sensual, exotic, and wonderfully deep woody aroma upon the first smell. I find it to also have a subtle earthy and smoky aspect that rounds out the rich smell from the wood it is distilled from. It is aromatically pleasing for any masculine blend, but soft enough for even the most sensitive of noses. I find it to be a great alternative to the Virginia Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana) with a much deeper bouquet of aroma to fill the senses.
Personal notes: I love to use a drop or two with bath salts and castile soap after a long day on my feet. I find that it is not only relaxing, but aids in calming joint and muscular concerns. I also often use this in formulating sleep and anxiety type blends.
Safety Data: This is essential oil is considered non-toxic and generally safe if used properly.
Usage ideas: Create your own relaxing inhaler blend for anxiety and relaxation
- 5 drops of Juniper, Alligator
- 4 drops of Chamomile, Roman
- 6 drops of Bergamot
- 1 aromatherapy inhaler
Emotional/Energetic Qualities: Grounding, calming during stressful transitions, helps take the load off the nervous system, balancing, protective while providing strength, can be used in clearing blends, is opening, and is soothing to nerves.
Recommended applications: Diffuse, topical application using safe dilution ratios, steam inhalation, inhaler.
Do not place on broken skin.
- Learn more about Alligator Juniper in the blog post here.