Juniper oil is found in many detox blends and is reported to be effective for promoting excretion of uric acid crystals and excess toxins from the body.
Can be used to promote healthy nerve and kidney function.
A recent study showed Juniperberry to be an extremely effective antifungal oil, especially against yeast like fungi (especially Candida Fungus which can cause thrush in humans).
It can also be used on animals as a preventative for ticks and fleas.
For use in cases of cellulite dilute well in a Carrier Oil for massage or Plain Bath Oil or a just a tablespoon of milk for the bath.
Juniperberry essential oil also has a wonderfully calming effect on the emotions and is said to restore psychic purity. You could also try using it in a vapouriser as an anti-bacterial solution.
Volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the fruiting twigs of the plant
Crisp, woody, sweet, earthy, with almost a hidden fruity note.
Cleansing, detoxifying, fortifying, skin toning, stimulating, astringent.
Pinene, myrcene, borneol, camphene, thugene, termenic alcohol
INCI name:Juniperus communis Fruit Oil
Known since antiquity as an antiseptic protection against infection and as a diuretic.
DILUTE TO 5% OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW.
'Juniper oil is distilled from the berries and has many uses. Its main qualities are its blood purifying and cleansing properties' - an excerpt from Aromatherapy A Guide For Home Use. by Christine Westwood.
'Juniperberry is recommended for breaking down cellulite and removing excess body fluid. Avoid in pregnancy and if kidneys are inflamed.' - an excerpt from The Essential Blending Guide by Rosemary Caddy.
'Arthritic Joint pain - massage treatment: gentle stroking and kneading movements around the muscles of the painful joints. Oils to use: Carrier oil 20ml, Eucalyptus 5 drops, Rosemary 3 drops, Juniper 2 drops.' - an excerpt from Aromatherapy - A Nurses Guide by Ann Percival.
'Juniper essential oil is indicated for it's blood purifying and cleansing properties. It is distilled from Juniper Berries'. - an excerpt from Aromatherapy Stress Management by Christine Westwood.
'It can be an invaluable oil in several skin conditions, such as eczema (particularly if it is weepy), dermatitis and possibly psoriasis. Juniper should be considered if any skin condition is very slow to heal, but you should bear in mind that, because it will stimulate the body into throwing off toxic residues, the skin may appear to get much worse before it begins to improve.' - an excerpt from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.