Juniper Berry Essential Oils
Extremely common in Europe, the evergreen shrub (specifically the wood, berries, and needles) is responsible for products that involve juniper such as juniper berry essential oils. Once these essential oils have been derived through steam distillation, they end up with a thin consistency and an incredible fruity, piney, fresh aroma. Because many people like to mix two or more essential oils together, here are a few that blend well with juniper: pink grapefruit, fir needle, cypress, coriander, chamomile Roman, clary sage, black pepper, and bergamot.
Overall Benefits of Juniper Berry Essential Oils
- May strengthen gums and cure toothaches
- Assist in excess gas removal from intestinal tract
- Can offer some relief from inflammation
- Beneficial in blood circulation improvement
- Can act as a purifier for the body’s blood supply
- Extremely helpful in removing toxins from the body
- Help the treatment of prostate gland enlargement, urinary tract infections, and kidney stones
- Beneficial as a skin/scalp treatment for dandruff and skin diseases such as eczema and acne
- Act as an air disinfectant
Uses for Juniper Berry Essential Oils
One of the most common uses of juniper berry essential oils, or at least most familiar, is the use of them to flavor gin and other alcoholic beverages. With exactly the opposite effect of alcoholic beverages, however, they are also used for clearing one’s mind and to purify. Because of this, juniper berry essential oils are very popular with those involved in meditation. Additionally, they are popular as a diuretic, for detoxification, and for weight loss. They are credited as a tonic aid with restorative and supportive properties. In addition to the essential oils listed above, you may try blending your juniper berry essential oils with cedarwood, lavendin, lavender, lime, lemon, lemongrass, and vetiver.
Individuals with kidney problems or who are pregnant should avoid the use of this product. Any person using juniper berry essential oils should do so in low to moderate concentrations.