Juniper Therapeutic Essential Oil


Juniper’s HEALING PROPERTIES: Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Cleanser, Detoxifier, Diuretic, Stimulant, Tonic.

Traditional Medicinal Plant Healing Heritage

Gentle and Effective for many health issues. JUNIPER was traditionally used for physical & spiritual purification and is considered one of the four universal essential oils (meaning useful and effective for many issues, gentle in application).

Body Systems Affected

~ Physically
, Juniper has been used for acne, dermatitis, eczema (patch test first…add to a carrier oil), cleansing infections & healing wounds, for liver complaints, to relieve arthritis/rheumatism, kidney stones & bladder problems, urinary tract & pulmonary infections / coughs, to ward off contagious disease, for headaches, fevers, healing nerves, ulcers.

~ Emotionally
, Juniper promotes balance, relieves depression and evokes feeling of love, peacefulness, and may help elevate one’s spiritual awareness.

French Medical Uses

Other Health Uses

~ Hangover? Trying taking a bath adding 5 drops of any of the following essential oils: jasmine, juniper, lavender, peppermint, rose, rosemary, or sandalwood. See how you feel in a few hours or the next day. And let us know.
SOURCE: Carol Wiley

Essential Oils Recipe for Bladder Infection Relief

Unlike some urinary herbs used to treat infection, essential oils work well in both an acid or an alkaline environment meaning they may be used in conjunction with cranberries, which acidify the urine. Use the following oils in a regular bath or a sitz bath to prevent bladder infections or to clear one up:

  • 6 drops Tea Tree
  • 2 drops Thyme linalol
  • 2 drops Juniper
  • 2 drops Clove
  • 2 drops Oregano
  • 1 ounce carrier oil (Calendula is one of the best choices)

 Mix the oils. Massage oil blend over lower abdomen / bladder area 2x daily until symptoms are gone. Please see your doctor, if there is a chance you have a kidney infection.

Kidney Stones
Kidney stones may be able to be treated with Juniper hydrosol / hydrolat (the essential water, a distillation by-product from the manufacture of EOs). An essential oils reference book in my personal library states Geranium combo’d with Juniper essential oils can dissolve kidney stones. I’d apply the blend with a hot compress on the back over the kidneys area.


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