Juniper berries are used to make gin. They are also roasted and used as a coffee substitute ...
Note: Middle – 30
Parts Used: dried berries from shrub
Source: steam distillation of berries of the evergreen shrub native to the northern hemisphere. A lower grade oil with a harsh aroma is extracted from the needles and wood. Always use juniper berry oil for perfumery and aromatherapy.
Description and Odor Effect: a colorless liquid with a fresh, woody aroma reminiscent of pine but with a peppery kick, its odor effect is warming and calming.
Nature: warming, uplifting
Blends well with: citrus oils, cypress, lavender, pine, bergamot, cedarwood, sandalwood, rosemary, geranium, marjoram
Physical Uses: Juniper stimulates circulation and is a good general tonic. It is used to treat coughs, colds and influenza, cystitis, gout, haemorrhoids, flatulence, arthritic and rheumatic pain, joint problems, painful menstruation and loss of menstruation outside of pregnancy. As a detoxifier, it promotes circulation and helps alleviate cellulite, dermatitis and eczema. In skin care it is a cleanser, astringent and antiseptic oil and good for acne and oily skin conditions. Juniper works as a diuretic and antiseptic. It is good in any instance where detoxification is desired; it is especially good for relieving urine and water retention.
Mental and Emotional Uses: PMS, stress-related disorders, nervous tensions. It creates a calm clear flow for the brain and acts as a stimulant for poor memory and fatigue.
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy. Do not overuse. To be avoided by those with kidney disease as Juniper may be nephrotoxic (causing kidney disease. NEPHROLOGY - the study of kidney disease)
A warming and stimulating oil, blends well with clary sage and cypress. Try it in your morning bath.
Therapeutic Properties: abortifacient, analgesic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antilithic, antirheumatic, antiscorbutic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, aphrodisiac, astringent, blood purifier, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrizant, depurative, detoxifier, digestive, disinfectant, diuretic (strong), emmenagogue, expectorant, healing, hemostatic, insecticide, meditation aid, nervine, parasiticide, refreshing, rubefacient, sedative, stimulant (genitourinary tract), stomachic, sudorific, tonic, tonifying, vermifuge, vulnerary
Applications: massage and bath oil, warm compress, hair tonic, steam facial
Juniper Berry Magic: Use to purify a new home which has low or negative energies within.
Juniper Berry Harmony
Add these essential oils to 20 ml / 4 teaspoons carrier oil
To balance irregular menstrual periods:
- 2 drops Juniper Berry
- 2 drops Agnus Castus
- 6 drops Clary Sage
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