Canadian Juniper Berry ~ (Juniperus communis) Pure Essential Oil
Juniper berry essential oil, like juniper leaf essential oil, is derived from the juniper plant. However, juniper berry is derived from the berries of the plant, while juniper leaf is derived from the needles and branches. Although they share similar healing properties, they differ in composition. The juniper berry has a fresh, slightly balsamic, sweet, and woody aroma pungent, somewhat fruity scent presenting a top-middle fragrance note.
Historically, it is our closest magical plant ally since Neolithic times when it was used as incense and medicine. Considered a guardian of the threshold between this world and the next, juniper is said to have the power to ward off evil. It can be used to cleanse ritual spaces or magical tools, as it’s strongly protective and dispels negative energies and entities. It is often used in healing rites and to purify the sick room. During meditation it helps focusing and concentration. It has also been associated with prophecy and divination. Juniper can be used in rites of passage and as a protector on shamanic journeys to the otherworld. It is an excellent oil for getting in touch with the deities and spirits of nature.
Juniper berry is useful for the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism, neuralgia and muscle aches and pains. Excellent repairative effects, it is used in skin care for dermatitis and cellulitis or lotions for problem skin, especially if there is inflammation present. It may be used to stimulate menstrual flow and relieve menstrual cramping and other menses related symptoms.; as it is an emmenagogue, it must be avoided during pregnancy. Juniper is very energizing, restoring and can help to cope with nervous exhaustion, mental fatigue, anger and other stress related conditions.
This is the juniper berry essential oil we use in our creations, specifically our spiritual & moon cycle related products. Sustainably Canadian forest wildcrafted, small batch steam distilled.
5ml amber glass apothecary dropper bottle