juniper berryJuniper berries are famous for making gin but the essential oil made from juniper berries is also well known in aromatherapy circles and herbal medicine. It is one of the most diuretic and detoxifying of all remedies, with a strong effect on the kidneys. Be sure and choose pure juniper berry essential oil because there is an inferior oil made from the twigs of the  of the juniper berry bush.

  • To transform mental anguish and weakness into clarity and strength, use 3 drops  juniper berry and 3 drops rosemary in a diffuser.
  • To purify negative thoughts and overcome a lack of self love, take a bath into which you add 2 drops juniper berry and 2 drops rose absolute.
  • To ease pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms such as water retention, mix 2 drops juniper berry, 4 drops grapefruit and 4 drops fennel in 4 teaspoons of grapeseed oil and massage this blend into the bloated areas.
  • To balance irregular menstrual cycles mix 4 drops juniper berry and 6 drops clary-sage into 4 teaspoons liquid shea oil and massage the abdomen in a clockwise, circular pattern every evening.
  • To help soothe aching muscles, take a bath into which you have added 2 drops juniper berry and 4 drops cardamom.


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