Juniper Essential Oil

The Juniper Tree is a small evergreen with short spiny leaves and blue/black berries. Juniper grows in North America, Northern Europe, and from Siberia to Southwest Asia. The Essential Oil is steam distilled from the blue/black berries.
Juniper Essential Oil has a fresh, pleasing, pine aroma. It is used primarily in men’s fragrances to add a woody note. Claiborne for Men contains Juniper Essential Oil.

1 Claiborne for Men

Juniper berries are, also, used in making gin.
Ancient Egyptians and Greeks used Juniper Essential Oil to combat epidemics. During the first World War, French hospitals used Juniper Essential Oil in sick wards to combat smallpox.
Juniper Essential Oil contains antiseptic, detoxifying, diuretic, stimulant, and tonic properties.

Following are some recipes you might like to try:

Digestive System
Blend together with 1 ounce Carrier Oil
8 drops Juniper Essential Oil
4 drops Parsley Essential Oil
3 drops Fennel Essential Oil
This blend is useful for indigestion and colic. Use 5 – 8 drops as a gentle stomach massage and/or place 8 – 10 drops in the bath. Soak at least for 20 minutes.
If using blend on babies for colic, start with one drop of the blend as a gentle stomach massage. If one drop works, that is great! If not, add 1 more drop and continue but do not exceed 3 drops.

Urinary System
Blend together with 1 ounce Carrier Oil
8 drops Juniper Essential Oil
4 drops Celery Essential Oil
3 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
This blend is a strong antiseptic and diuretic. It is good for treating cystitis, kidney inflammation, and water retention.
Use 5 – 8 drops as a stomach and/or lower back massage. Place 8 – 10 drops in the bath. Soak for 30 minutes.

Respiratory System
Blend together with 1 ounce Carrier Oil
8 drops Juniper Essential Oil
4 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
3 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
This blend acts as an antiseptic for the respiratory system and helps alleviate coughs.
Use 3 – 5 drops in an aroma lamp. Use 5 – 8 drops as a chest and/or upper back massage and/or poultice. Place 8 – 10 drops in bath. Lower yourself so that your shoulders are covered with water and soak for 20 – 30 minutes.

Skin Blend
Blend together with 1 ounce Carrier Oil
8 drops Juniper Essential Oil
4 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
3 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
This blend contains antiseptic properties making it an excellent blend for any skin wound. Using a clean Q-tip or cotton ball, place 2 – 5 drops (depending on size of wound) on the skin wound; scrapes, stings, blisters, etc… Useful for cleansing and toning oily skin and treating acne. Rub 5 – 8 drops on clean face and neck.
This blend contains detoxifying properties making it an excellent choice for getting rid of cellulite. Use 5 – 8 drops as a massage on areas containing cellulite. Place 8 – 10 drops in the bath and soak for 20 – 30 minutes.

Emotion Blend
Blend together with 1 ounce Carrier Oil
8 drops Juniper Essential Oil
4 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
3 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
This blend helps relieve sleep difficulties, tension, and worry. Use 3-5 drops in an aroma lamp. Place 2 – 3 drops on your pillow. Wear 2 – 4 drops as a body perfume.
Juniper Essential Oil is revitalizing and helps strengthen the emotions. Use as above and/or add 8 – 10 drops to your bath.

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
Feel free to contact me about any questions you may have pertaining to using essential oils as aromatherapy. Please put ‘Aromatherapy’ in the subject line.
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    1. Contact me via email anytime you need to ask a question or need a specific blend. I’m glad you enjoy reading my posts. Let me know how the recipes work for you. Thanks. 🙂

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