Juniper Berries, although berry-like in appearance, are the fleshy cone of the juniper bush. These dried berries can be used in potpourri, oil infusions, or ground up for use as an exfoliant. It has been suggested that juniper berries have anti-inflammitory properties that may be benificial for those suffering from joint ailments. Topical application of juniper berries has also been suggested to relieve skin irritation such as acne, dandruff, and athletes foot. These berries have a diameter of about 1/2 cm.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Juniperus CommunisCommon Name: Juniper Berry
Can I ground up the juniper berries and put it in cold process soap?
I use these dried berries regularly in cold process soap. They are great ground up to add texture to soap and I also use them to decorate the tops of bars. These berries smell amazing and complement Juniper Essential Oil well. Absolutely love them!
Silly me was trying to experiment by putting hebs/berries in my MP soaps. The berries kinda look like rabbit poops and after about 3 days or so they do discolor the soap a bit! What I bought was exactly as described though and I may try to use them for the uses listed above! I have a 14 yr old who gets pimples from time to time so we will try them on that and I will post nother review!
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Tarasa! You're correct, these berries are not meant to be used in soap. These work great in a wide variety of other applications, including potpourri or in an oil infusion. I hope you find a fun use for them and enjoy them :)
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