img_0367Juniper Berry is used to help stimulate and strengthen the nerves, and evokes a calming, grounding effect due to its fresh and clean woodsy aroma. This crisp essential oil acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying essential oil while also aiding in support of the kidneys and the urinary tract. It is used for treating rheumatism, arthritis, and gout, as well as cellulite, acne, dermatitis, and eczema. Juniper Berry is also known for its ability to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and also acts as a skin toner.

History

Juniper Berry was used against contagious diseases, such as typhoid fever and the plague in Europe and Tibet. The berries could be crushed and made into a poultice and applied to infections. They were also steeped for medicinal teas.

Benefits

The berries of the Juniper tree have been used throughout history for a myriad of issues including the improvement of skin ailments such as acne, eczema, and oily skin. The tonic properties allow for increased cell regeneration and pH balance.  It’s balancing properties don’t stop there. Juniper berries also act as a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent and can be taken orally in teas, capsules, or a teaspoon of honey. Medicinal teas with Juniper Berries are often used to aid in improving kidney and liver function.

Uses

Arthritis Poultice

2 drops Juniper Berry
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Spearmint

Directions: Add water to 1 tablespoon of dry clay, making a stiff paste. Work essential oils into the paste and apply mixture to the affected joints. Cover with a bandage and let rest. Best used intermittently.

Face Tonic

3 fl. oz (90 mL) Rosemary Water
1 fl. oz (30 mL) Lavender Water
1 tsp (5 mL) Aloe Vera Liquid
2 drops Juniper Berry
2 drops Geranium
Directions: Combine in a 4oz spray bottle, shake well, and leave to rest for 24+ hours. Shake again, filter through unbleached coffee filter, and store in the fridge.

Restless Anxiety Roller

2 drops Vetiver
4 drops Juniper Berry
6 drops Cedarwood
Carrier Oil 

Directions: Combine all essential oils into a 10ml roller bottle. Top off with desired carrier oil (Sweet Almond, Coconut, or Rosehip). Apply along spine, feet, and pressure points.

Other Uses:

-Diffuse 2-3 drops for treatment of addictions, nervous tension, and to stimulate the nervous system
-Add one to two drops to water or citrus drinks to aid in cleansing
-Add to bath for pain in passing urine, gout, and swollen joints

-Diffuse with citrus oils to purify, freshen and cleanse the air and decrease stress

Juniper Berry

Juniper Berry Essential Oil Reviews

“Nice to diffuse when feeling down”~Amy

“This stuff really helps my sore joints”~Ellinor

“I am so glad you carry Juniper Berry. It is one I use all the time.”~ EO Lover

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