ANBIA® offers the Juniper Joy Foaming Hand Wash Soap with oatmeal extract and juniper berries. The 82% organic soap is made of saponified organic oil of sunflower, organic oil of coconut, organic vegetable glycerin, essential oil of juniper berries, oatmeal extract, and rosemary extract.
According to Oils4Life, the juniperus communis or juniper berry is a small tree—from six to 25 feet high—which grows throughout central Europe, North America, and Asia. Although it mainly originated in Northern Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and France, it can also be found in the United States in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Utah.
The tree is characterized by having blue-green needle-like leaves, greenish-yellow flowers and small round berries. In order for these berries to mature, it takes approximately three years. Once they do, the berries and its extract are used as ingredients in diuretic and laxative preparations. Similarly, the oil is typically used as a fragrance component in soaps, detergents, creams, lotions and perfumes. When it comes to extracting its oil, the best juniper berries oil is steam-distilled from the crushed, and partly dried ripe berries.
Amongst its many benefits, juniper berries essential oil is widely known for relieving stress and anxiety. However, the oil also has antiseptic and astringent properties, which makes it ideal for people with oily skin.
According to Doterra, the juniperus communis is recognized for its versatile uses and benefits. Some of these include its aroma, which produces a calming and grounding effect while it can also be diffused to help cleanse and purify the air. The oil can also be used for internal benefits, for it also has cleansing and detoxifying properties while supporting the urinary tract and healthy kidney function. Additionally, juniper berries essential oil works as a natural skin toner when applied topically, and it thus reduces the appearance of skin imperfections.
Similarly, Dr. Axe states that the juniper berries essential oil can also be useful in fighting bloating. As mentioned before, since it internally cleanses and detoxifies the body, the juniper berries can prevent or naturally remedy urinary tract infections and bladder infections.
The juniper berries essential oil is also an ally for those who want to protect and help their skin heal. It is one of the most popular organic remedies for fighting skin irritations—such as rash and eczema—and infections. Simultaneously, it can fight acne as a result of its antiseptic abilities.
Its smell also provides emotional support and reduces physical and emotional signs of stress, working as well as a sleeping aid and natural anxiety remedy. Some sources affirm it’s one of the most effective essential oils when it comes to dealing with inner trauma and pain—this because, when inhaled, juniper may have positive effects on relaxation responses in the brain.
Its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties are also part of the reason why this essential oil is used on soaps, detergents, lotions and creams. Studies suggest the juniper berries essential oil might be effective against fungi and bacteria which antibiotics fail to treat.
Equally important, it has antioxidant properties which help prevent skin disease and keep the skin looking young and fresh. Some studies show that the juniper berries essential oil has even shown anticancer effects in patients with leukemia.
After using ANBIA® Juniper Joy Foaming Hand Wash Soap for three weeks, the main difference I have noticed on my hands is the pleasant scent—probably one of my favorites so far—and how hydrated and nourished they feel. As a person who suffers from anxiety from time to time, I can say that washing my hands with this soap gives me a feeling of peace and control. More than making my hands feel soft and clean, it makes me feel at ease overall. ANBIA® Juniper Joy Foaming Hand Wash Soap is everything I have ever wanted in a hand wash soap and even more.