Extraction Method: Steam Distilled Parts Used: Berries Color: Clear Perfumery Note: Middle Aromatic Description: Crisp, woody, sweet, earthy Oil Uses: Colds, flu, acne, cellulitis, gout. Rheumatism, toxin build-up Safety Information: Avoid during pregnancy and those with kidney problems
The branches and berries of the Juniper tree have been used for medicinal and spiritual purposes since ancient times.
The Old Testament includes several references to the juniper tree alluding to its use to cleanse purify and eliminate that which is false and/or negative.
Native Americans used juniper berries for medicinal applications and burn the berries to cleanse and purify the air.
Juniper berries are a natural antiseptic, as is the essential oil. It may help combat acne when used in low dilutions in skin care applications. A room mist/air refresher made with Juniper Berry Essential oil may help kill airborne germs.
Emotionally, Juniper Berry essential oil is calming and helps to ease stress without imparting the sedative effects that other relaxants are known for. Spiritually, when used in a room mist, diffuser or candle burner it cleanses and purifies the air. It is a good choice for use during prayer or meditation.