Product Spotlight: Juniper Berry
Mar 20th 2023
Posted by Dr. Christoph Streicher and Samantha A.
Whether you are dealing with anxious feelings, achy joints, or water retention issues, look no further than Juniper Berry Oil for relief.* Juniper Berry has been used to treat all kinds of health issues since ancient times, making this powerful and versatile fruit an amazing choice when it comes to using aromatherapy. In this article we will discuss some of the key benefits and uses associated with Juniper Berry Essential Oil and highlight how it can actively provide relief from common symptoms like during times of stress or physical discomfort.* Let's dive right into exploring this effective healing agent!
What is Juniper Berry?
Despite its visual similarities to the blueberry, Juniper is an entirely different species – part of a slow-growing shrub that towers up to 18 feet in height. Coated with lush silver green needles and petite white flowers, this evergreen has been valued for centuries due to its medicinal properties found within both leaves and berries. The essential oil extracted from these succulent berry fruits possesses far superior quality compared to any other parts of the plant — making it sought after even today!
For centuries, Juniper Berry Essential Oil has been used in aromatherapy to help promote emotional wellbeing and balance.* Its spicy, woody aroma comes with a number of therapeutic benefits due its purifying detoxifying properties.* In fact, hospitals even burned sprigs of it historically as an infection-preventing measure!* Recent studies have also found this oil can be helpful for treating gastrointestinal issues such as gas, colic or worms; providing calming and diuretic effects that are beneficial to one's overall health.*
Juniper Berry has played an important role throughout history. It is believed to provide both medicinal and ritualistic benefits, Ancient Egyptians used the berry as medicine while Ancient Greeks burned sticks of incense made from Juniper Berries in order to ward off illnesses and repel insects.* Native Americans also appreciated Juniper's healing properties by using it for health applications, with burning being their preferred method for cleansing environments — both spiritually and physically.*
Today, Juniper Oil is used in household products for cleaning and disinfecting while being used as an aroma in perfumes and soaps. When you use Juniper Berries in an essential oil form, they are a natural antiseptic.* A room mist/air freshener made with Juniper Berry Essential Oil may help to kill airborne germs. It is also believed Juniper can be a medicinal treatment for urinary infections, respiratory conditions, arthritis symptoms, and rheumatic conditions.*
What are the Therapeutic Benefits of using Juniper Berry?
Juniper Berry Essential Oil is renowned for its balancing and rejuvenating properties. Its invigorating top note awakens the senses, while its sweet middle note soothes your nerves.* This versatile oil can be used in household cleaning products and aromatherapy blends to foster a sense of calmness and purity that helps reduce anxiety, obsessive thoughts, circulation problems as well as respiratory issues like colds or coughs.* With such an array of therapeutic benefits it's not hard to see why this remarkable essential oil has become popular among those seeking relaxation after a tiring day!
Juniper Berry Essential Oil is a powerhouse for natural remedies. Not only does it boost the immune system, help reduce fatigue and muscle aches, but can also be beneficial to those dealing with insomnia or poor digestion.* Furthermore, its diuretic properties have potential to flush out excess fluids from bodily systems – reducing bloating and potentially aiding in relief of urinary tract infections and bladder issues when pairing it with other antibacterial foods such as cranberries, fennel or dandelion.*
How would you use Juniper Berry?
The Juniper Berry, commonly seen in various forms of aromatherapy, is a fruit that is renowned for its many uses. For centuries, it has been used to treat ailments ranging from colds and coughs to muscle aches and joint inflammation.* It can also help reduce stress and promote feelings of wellbeing.* Read on to find out how to use this amazing essential oil!
- Overall Topical
Application: 3-5% Dilution
- Juniper Berries can be used to beneficially support a variety of bodily systems, from aiding with respiratory health and circulation to helping soothe common issues like gout or urinary stones.* In addition, Juniper Berries offer topical application that is targeted towards the respiratory system; including opening airways in case of coughs and relieving symptoms associated with other ailments such as congestion.* They are even known for their ability to potentially stimulate menstruation for women!* Dilution for this application should be 3-5% in any carrier oil (15-25 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil).
- Aromatic Bath: Up to 2% Dilution
- Juniper Berries, with their potent aroma and calming effects, offer an array of therapeutic benefits when used in bath applications.* Benefits to the respiratory system include aiding coughs by facilitating improved airflow within airways; for nervous tension or exhaustion it can help induce relaxation while relieving worries.* It is also supportive of healthy circulation as well as being useful for reducing lymphatic congestion, helps stimulate beginning of menstrual cycles and soothing urinary stone discomfort.* Dilution for this application can be up to 2% in bath salts, bath milk, or another product similar before adding this to a full bath. The total application must not be more than 10 drops per bath; otherwise, it could cause serious injury.*
- Diffusion / Inhalation Application: add a few drops to a
Nebulizer or Nasal Inhaler
- Juniper Berry is a multi-faceted source of relief! Used in diffusion applications such as nebulizers or inhalers, it can open airways and help to ease respiratory issues like coughs.* Furthermore, its calming properties - which aid relaxation, reduce tension and worry while promoting positive thoughts – make it an ideal solution for the nervous system.*
What would blend well with Juniper Berry?
Juniper Berry is an essential oil that lends itself to many fantastic blends. Its deep, complex aroma pairs perfectly with rich woods and zesty citruses like Cypress, Frankincense, and Grapefruit. Lemongrass and Rosemary are also outstanding accompaniments for this powerful yet subtle aroma making it a versatile choice in any essential oil collection!
Here are a few DIY recipes for you to try in your nebulizer:
Juniper Berry Essential Oil is packed with powerful benefits that can support physical and emotional health. Its unique flavor has been utilized for centuries to add an aromatic twist to dishes, and its medicinal properties are also highly prized; being known as both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory remedy.* Its antibacterial properties make it a great natural cleanser, while its calming effects provide relief for anxious minds and help to promote sound sleep.* This remarkable elixir of nature has been used in traditional medicines for centuries — so explore the wonders today!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.