The common juniper, Juniperus communis, is an evergreen conifer tree that can grow up to 10 meters high and can live for as long as 200 years. The tree’s bark is grey-brown while the twigs of the tree are reddish brown. The leaves of the common juniper are needle-like with prickly points and are green in color. The tree also produces male and female flowers. The male flowers are small and yellow and grow near the tip of the twigs whereas the female flowers are green and eventually evolve into the purple fruit of the tree. The fruit is a berry-like cone that is fleshy and aromatic. doTERRA Juniper Berry essential oil is extracted from the berry of the juniper plant.
Juniper Berry essential oil has a rich history of traditional uses and benefits. Juniper Berry acts as a natural cleansing and clarifying agent to the skin, also a natural skin toner and helps to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes.
Its woody, spicy, yet fresh aroma has a calming, grounding effect, and when diffused, Juniper Berry provides a cleansing, refreshing aroma.
- clean woody, spicy aroma
- acts as a natural skin toner
- naturally cleansing and clarifying to the skin
- has a calming aroma, grounding to the emotions
Juniper Berry is known as the Oil of Night. “Juniper Berry assists those who fear the dark or unknown aspects of themselves. It helps individuals to understand that those things they fear are intended to be their teachers. Instead of hiding from what they do not understand, Juniper Berry encourages individuals to learn the lesson and face their fear. These fears often live within the unexplored areas of the self. Juniper Berry acts as a catalyst by helping individuals access and address those fears and issues which have long been avoided.
Dreams contain nighttime communications. Even nightmares can reveal unresolved fears and issues. Juniper Berry offers courage and energetic protection in the nighttime. It encourages an honest assessment of the information being communicated from within. As individuals reconcile with their fears and other hidden aspects of themselves, they experience greater wholeness. Juniper Berry helps restore the balance between light and dark, conscious and subconscious, day and night. It acts as a guide on the path toward wholeness. Juniper Berry teaches that there is truly nothing to fear when one acknowledges and accepts all aspects of the self.” #
How can you use Juniper Berry?
Diffuse: add 3-4 drops in your diffuser. Diffuse with citrus oils to freshen and purify the air and provide a balancing and calm aroma; diffuse at night to support sleep (add Vetiver in your diffuser if you have it)
Food flavour: add 1-2 drops to food or drinks*
Topical: Apply 1 to 2 drops to desired area – use a carrier oil to minimise skin sensitivity. See additional cautions below.
Possible skin sensitivity
Keep out of reach of children
If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician
Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.
Plant part: berry
Extraction method: steam distillation
Aromatic description: balsamic, clean, woody, spicy
Main chemical components: α-pinene, sabinene
We’re not doctors or health practitioners, merely people who love to live a natural lifestyle, so we’re not attempting in any way to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
*All essential oils are not equal, the information and uses we provide are based on doTERRA’s Pure, Tested Essential Oils. Always read the bottle re directions for use and note cautions above.
#Emotions and Essential Oils. A Reference Guide for Emotional Healing. 7th Edition, page 46