I love essential oils, and even more, than me, my sister loves them. Essential oils are oils to be tried with or without a carrier oil. It has its uses in aromatherapy and massages. They are mostly used by beauticians and massage therapists and are the best oils for smelling good. Today we will talk about juniper essential oil, which is vital in water retention and other symptoms. The evergreen juniper grows in two different sizes. It can grow as a tall shrub if it stands upright, or it can be just a bush, staying close to the ground. It has beautiful, bright yellow flowers, along with needles, and blueberries, which turn black when ripe. It is the ripened berry that is the source of the pure essential oil of juniper. The aroma is a pleasant, spicy, piney smell often associated with gin. Funny enough, it is added to gin as a flavoring.
What causes the therapeutic effects of pure juniper essential oil?
The main constituents in juniper essential oil are pinene, terpenes, and terpineol. These three main constituents make the oil useful for stimulating circulation, fighting skin irritations, and relieving muscle pains.
Juniper helps with many conditions.
First, juniper can act as a toner for oily skin. It also helps to protect the skin from additional infections or inflammation. To make the solution for this application:
- Combine one drop of juniper oil with 1/2 cup of witch hazel, 1/2 cup of cool water, and shake well.
- Apply to the skin with cotton wool soaked with the mixture.
- Do not scrub the mix in, but dab the skin with cotton pads, especially if you already have inflammation or irritation.
Second, it is known to help with joint pain. All you have to do is massage the oil mixture into areas that suffer from painful joints or arthritis. To make the mixture, mix four drops of juniper oil, four drops of lavender oil, and two drops of rosemary oil with a carrier oil of your choice, such as safflower oil.
Hemorrhoids are also known to be helped with juniper oil. This one is straightforward and gives you the added benefits of just relaxing in a nice warm bath. Mix 1 drop of juniper oil and one drop of Roman chamomile oil in a warm sit-down bath. Then rest for 5 minutes to let the properties of the oils do their work. Remember, do not take baths longer than 20 minutes, as this will reduce their effectiveness.
Another condition known to be affected by juniper essential oil is cellulite. The stimulating effect of juniper essential oil helps to strengthen the skin’s connective tissues, thus tightening the skin and preventing the appearance of dimples. Mix 2 drops of juniper oil, two drops of cypress oil, and two drops of orange oil in about two tablespoons of your preferred carrier oil, such as safflower oil. Before you shower, massage the affected area with a skin brush. This will help get the circulation going in the area—afterward, shower as usual. After showering, massage the affected area with the mixture.
Juniper is also great for pets. If your pet has dry, flaky skin, add four drops of juniper oil to the bathwater when you bath them. This will significantly improve the condition of their skin. Also, to clean the area where your animal sleeps, mix five drops of juniper essential oil and ten drops of lavender essential oil in a spray bottle with water. Then spray the mixture on the area where your animal sleeps and lies. Fun is that this mixture is also pleasant for the smell of your home. If your pet suffers from fleas or ticks, add two drops of eucalyptus oil to the spray bottle mixture.
The pure essential oil of juniper has many benefits and healing properties for both you and your pet, and the pleasant pine scent is a fixture in many homes. So, pine up, and start enjoying a healthier and natural life.