Juniper Berry...I love saying the name...Juniper Berry...It sounds fun on the tongue as you say it and its smell is just as delightful to me.
The past several years I've been really drawn to using Juniper Essential Oil in my diffuser and as in an oil as massage on the body, feet and hands, even on the face...
When in a carrier oil like almond or avocado it just glides on in a warming gentle way making the smell even more delicious.
Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis) is a steam-distilled oil from the berries and needles of the juniper plant. The Appalachian Mountains in the Eastern United States produce a lot of junipers, but they can also be found in California, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. Most people would recognize the juniper tree by the blue-green leaves that are similar to a needle, it's yellow flowers, the short red/brown trunks, and on the female tree, black or blue colored berries. Some juniper trees can grow up to 25 feet high. Juniper berries were also eaten by people in some Southwestern and Southern California tribes, and juniper leaves were frequently used as medicinal herbs. The best oils come from Bulgaria.
Juniper berry essential oil has warm, feel good, sweet citrus-y, woody, earthy and uplifting fragrance that pacifies the mind and brings optimism into the limbic system of the brain. It is the brain’s center of control and is in charge of transmitting commands to the entire body on thoughts, emotions and behavioral patterns.
Some of you may know it as a flavoring for alcoholic drinks and an ingredient for gin.
Because they have a large quantity of antioxidants, juniper berries have a long list of health benefits. Juniper Berry is a cleansing, diuretic essential oil which relieves skin irritations, strengthens heart, nerve and kidney function, and provides an energizing uplifting fragrance.
Juniper berry oil is non-toxic and non-sensitizing, although there are some people who have a reaction to it, so use it in moderation. Make sure you do a skin patch test before using juniper berry oil. Apply a diluted drop on your arm and see if any reaction occurs. This oil blends well with cypress, cedarwood, lavender, lime, grapefruit, geranium,
Since Ancient times Juniper berry has been used as a medicine and for spiritual purposes for healing and cleansing. Juniper berry has historically been used to purify the air. It acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent. It has also been used for spiritual purification, as well. I enjoy using it in my diffuser as well as as a massage oil blend.
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