The juniper berry is an ingredient we have been excited about incorporating into our products from day 1 and what better one to use it in than our Luxury enhanced castor oil serum?
Here's why this essential oil has been a complete game changer....
Juniper berry essential oil is extracted from the fresh or dried berries and needles of the Juniperus communis plant. Known as a powerful detoxifier and immune system booster, juniper plant originates from Bulgaria and has a long history of naturally helping prevent both short and long-term illnesses.
The scent of juniper berry essential oil is mostly described as woody, spicy and clean.
Juniper berry essential oil is mostly used in natural remedies for sore throat and respiratory infections, fatigue, muscle aches and arthritis. It has also been shown to help soothe skin flare-ups, boost the immune system, help with insomnia and aid with digestion.
Studies show that juniper essential oil contains over 87 active constituent compounds, including strong antioxidants, antibacterial and antifungal.
Fun fact: Juniper Berry is not actually a berry but comes from the core of the juniper tree. It takes three years to fully mature before it can be harvested for essential oils. Seriously - it's like a fine wine, but clearly doesn't harm your brain/body!
Below are some of the benefits of juniper berry essential oil:
Juniper berry essential oil is known to help in digestion. It can stimulate digestive enzymes to make it easier to break down and absorb proteins, fat and nutrients from foods. It also possesses carminative properties that help remove indigestion, bloating and gas.
Juniper berry essential oil is known for its ability to reduce inflammation in the body. It is packed with bioactive compounds like alpha-pinene and limonene that help calm the body's inflammatory responses. These compounds work by blocking certain enzymes that contribute to inflammation.
Whether you apply it on your skin or use it for aromatherapy, juniper berry essential oil may offer relief from conditions linked to inflammation, such as arthritis.
Helps eliminate cellulite
Juniper berry essential oil provides important benefits for the skin, because it helps to release the toxins, increase metabolism and prevents the accumulation of the unwanted fluids and slats in the body.
Due to its depurative properties, the oil acts indirectly as a complement for treatment against cellulite.
To treat cellulite juniper essential oil can be combined with a citrus oil (which are also helpful in treating cellulite) like: grapefruit, orange,lemon..etc, both these oils combined should be diluted in a carrier oil and massaged in the affected areas of the body.
Reduces stress and anxiety
With its calming aroma, the juniper berry essential oil has the potential to reduce stress and induce a sense of tranquility. The oil contains compounds like alpha-pinene and myrcene, which may contribute to its anxiolytic effects by interacting with the central nervous system.
Considered as a natural remedy for anxiety, it is one of the most effective essential oils in the treatment of trauma and emotional pain, since juniper, has positive effects on the brain and relaxation responses when inhaled.
Joint and muscle soother
Juniper is a great option for relieving pain and reducing inflammation. It can be used for various discomforts like injuries, joint aches, muscle pain, bone pain, and arthritis.
When you apply it on your skin, it creates a warm feeling that helps relax tired muscles.
To make a simple massage blend, just mix 1-2 drops of juniper berry essential oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil and massage it in a circular motion on the areas that need relief.
Heartburn and acid reflux relief
Another traditional use of juniper berry essential oil is to treat heartburn and acid reflux. To soothe indigestion symptoms like acid reflux, massage 1 to 2 drops of juniper berry oil blended with a carrier oil like coconut oil over the entire stomach, abdomen and chest.
Natural remedy for UTI
Juniper berry essential oil is often considered beneficial for addressing urinary tract infections (UTIs) due to its potential antimicrobial properties. The oil is also known to support healthy kidney and urinary function, and it acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent.
We put Wild harvested Juniper berry in our LIVE: Enhanced Castor Oil Serum that you'll find below. The ingredients we used are of the highest quality and the oil is blended and put into a dark amber glass jar. In our LIVE serum you'll find organic juniper berry essential oil, castor oil, organic rosemary essential oil and wild harvested frankincense essential oil.