Weight : 10ml
Juniper Berry Essential Oil
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Juniper berries themselves are high in flavonoid and polyphenol antioxidants that have strong free radical scavenging abilities. Because they were seen as protectors of health — both emotional and physical health — during the Medieval period, juniper berries were believed to help ward off witches. In fact, for years French hospital wards burned juniper and rosemary to help protect patients against lingering bacteria and infections.
How to Use Juniper Berry Essential Oil
Here’s how you can start to use juniper berry essential oil at home:
- Aromatically: Juniper berry oil can be diffused throughout your home just like a scented candle or inhaled directly from the bottle. There’s a good deal of evidence showing that essential oils absorbed into bloodstream when inhaled because the large amount of blood vessels in the lungs absorb the oils and then circulate them throughout the body. The scent from juniper berry and other essential oils can also reach the brain quickly due to their fast-acting effects on the olfactory system.
- Topically: You should always first dilute juniper oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil in a 1:1 ratio before applying it directly to your skin. Mix several drops of essential oil mixed with 1 to 2 teaspoons of coconut or jojoba oil. Then massage it into any affected area. The oil penetrates your skin and passes into the bloodstream. Then it makes its way into different areas of the body for pain reduction and other therapeutic benefits.
- Internally: Can you ingest juniper berry essential oil? Juniper berry essential oil is FDA-recognized as safe for consumption. However, ONLY ingest juniper essential oil when you use a very high-quality oil brand. How do you know if your oil is safe to consume? Look for therapeutic-grade oil from the proper plant species that is grown in the indigenous region. It’s important to purchase organic 100 percent pure oil because this ensures it was grown without chemical pesticides or herbicides.
Keep in mind that a reputable brand might be slightly more expensive. But this means the plant was harvested at the peak time and extracted with the proper temperature and pressure to preserve the oil’s potent constituents. If you’re sure your oil is pure and high-quality, you can add a drop to water or take it as a dietary supplement, mixing it with raw honey or adding it to a smoothie. But, it’s also best to consult with your natural health care provider first before ingesting juniper berry oil.
Although juniper essential oil is well tolerated and unlikely to cause allergic reactions or side effects, it’s still important to always test for stomach and skin sensitivity prior to widespread use. As with any essential oil, especially one you’ve never tried before, excessive use can lead to allergic sensitization and other effects if you use a high amount.
Juniper berries can be taken by most adults safely for up to four weeks. It’s not recommended to use them longer than that since they might put strain on the kidneys or liver after some time.
Because essential oils can act as a powerful form of natural medicine, there are a few instances where they are not recommended for usage. You should avoid using juniper berry oil if you have existing kidney or liver disease. Also, keep juniper oil away from your eyes, ears or inside your nose.