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JUNIPER BERRY ESSENTIAL OIL

IT’S TIME FOR A WINTER GARDEN HARVEST

Author: Cure Oils Date: March 1st, 2021 Tags: Recipes

 

Harvest time? It’s true! We can now make use of our winter plants for special winter ailments. Juniper berries have a delightful range of uses.  Fresh juniper berries make excellent jams, jellies and desserts.  Dried juniper berries found in the spice aisle are a great accompaniment to vegetable and meat recipes.  

Cure Oils sells the essential oil distilled from harvested juniper berries.  Jams and jellies made from fresh juniper berries are often used in winter months to boost an immune system and other health benefits.  The essential oil from juniper berries can also have great benefits for your health.  Traditionally, the essential oil has been used to extract toxins and poisons from the body.  More recently we know that juniper essential oil is helpful for rheumatism, gout and arthritis by easing pain and stimulating circulation and tissue detoxification.  

Caution:  Avoid use if pregnant or have kidney disease.  Use juniper berry essential oil preparations no more than six weeks at a time because it can be a strong diuretic. 

Botanical Name: Juniperus communis
Country of Origin: Russia
Part:  Berry/Twig
Method: Steam Distilled

Juniper Berry Essential Oil is an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, astringent, decongestant, diuretic, stimulant and vasodilator.  It is well known for use in massage to ease muscle pain, edema, lymph congestion, bloating, varicose veins and fluid retention. Juniper Berry promotes positivity and cleanliness.

Aroma: Balsamic, piney, warm, woody

Benefits & Uses

  • Well known for being beneficial for alleviating inflammation and pain
  • Antibacterial and antifungal
  • Aroma calms excessive worry and negativity
  • Soothing qualities relieve burdens and stress
  • Relieves spasms and cramps
  • Prevents swelling and pain related to chronic rheumatic pain
  • Reduces nasal mucus production and swelling
  • Astringent properties help to contract and tighten tissue
  • Helpful with reducing fluids and bloating
  • Warming and dilating of blood vessels – increasing blood flow
  • Improves mental clarity and memory – inhale before tests and other mental activities

Morning Bath
2 drops Juniper Berry
1 drop Rosemary
1 drop Cypress
1 drop Lavender
Add essential oils to a handful of unscented bath salt, sea salt or epsom salt.

Skin Firming Blend (Cellulite)
1 T. Jojoba oil
4 drops Juniper Berry
4 drops Grapefruit
2 drops Cypress
Massage formula into targeted areas.

Insect Bite Relief
2-3 drops Juniper Berry
2-3 drops Lavender
Apply drops directly to bite 3 times a day to reduce pain, inflammation and itching.

Directions for Use

 Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser.

 Topical: For occasional use apply1-2 drops to body.  For daily use apply diluted in a carrier oil to body.

 Pets: Apply to areas infected by fleas other insects.

Cleaning: Add 3-5 drops to household cleaners or dryer sheets for the fresh, woodsy smell.