Juniper oil is steam-distilled from ripe berries. Its aroma and properties make it ideal (also can blend with rosemary) to use in air spray of vaporizer blend to purify the air in a sickroom. Because of its powerful detoxifying action, users of this oil probably will notice the condition may appear to worsen before it begins to improve – “healing crisis”. Juniper creates a calm, clear flow to the brain and psyche and strengthens the nervous system.
Note: Juniperus sabina (also known as savin juniper) is highly toxic. It is generally understood that when the Latin name is not given and the research indicates a high level of toxins, the information refers to savin, which should not be used in aromatherapy.
Cleansing, protecting, stimulating, purifying, flushing and invigorating
Use as tonic for digestive system and liver, useful for conditions such as food poisoning, excessive consumption of rich food or alcohol; work well on reproductive system, relieves cramps and spasms in uterus, promotes menstruation for scant or late periods, regulate the menstrual cycle; reinforces systemic defenses, creates unfriendly terrain for yeast/fungus; ease muscle pains and supports healthy muscle, joint or cartilage function; supports a healthy respiratory system; tones digestive tract, stimulates or regulates appetite; insect repellent for humans as well as dogs
Juniper oil is good for any kind of skin disorders. It enlivens dull skin and helps to clear skin, regulates oiliness, making it useful in treating oily skin and hairs, and seborrhea. Because juniper oil promotes elimination of cellular wastes and stimulates circulation, it is good for varicose veins and cellulite conditions.
Juniper has a pine-like aroma with spicy, peppery, and earthy undertones. Evokes feelings of health, love, and peace and may help to elevate one’s spiritual awareness
Blends Well With:
Cypress, geranium, lavender, citrus oils (bergamot/lime/grapefruit)
Dilution Ratio: 50-50
- 1 part essential oil with 1 part of carrier oil. For age 0-1, use 1 drop of essential oil to 8-10 drop of carrier oil. For age 2-6, use 1 drop of essential oil to 2-4 drops of carrier oil. For age 7 and above, use 1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop of carrier oil.
Apply 2-4 drops on area of concern
Apply to chakras and/or Vita Flex Points
Inhale directly or diffuse
Do use during pregnancy
Juniper is natural diuretic and is good for people with healthy kidneys who want t increase urination or combat water retention. However, it can over-stimulate the kidneys, should not be used when kidneys are inflamed or infected or by people with kidneys disease.
May cause skin irritation, especially if it is old or oxidized. Store in a cool, dark place, ensuring that the cap is tightly closed.