The oil is produced by steam distillation of ground juniper berries.
The oil is transparent, easily movable liquid with yellow-green colour and typical juniper, pine-like balsamic aroma and bitter, hot and balsamic taste.
In the composition of the oil there are mainly terpene and sesquiterpene hydrocarbons and oxygen compounds. The main components are α and β-pinene and sabinene, myrcene and citric, terpinene-4, borneol and its acetate.
Use: The oil is used in the food industry as aromatic agent of alcohol beverages and air-refreshing compositions.