JUNIPER RUSSIAN ESSENTIAL OIL
Size: 5 ml. Violet glass bottle
Botanical Name: Juniperus communis
Source: Russian Wilderness
Method: Steam distilled wild twigs and berries
This is a rare and beautiful essential oil distilled by an artisan distiller and wild-crafter. It is made from a combination of berries and needles, making a milder, softer aroma with beneficial medicinal effects.
Juniper essential oil helps one to face fears and resistance. When facing our fears, and becoming willing to truly see them for what they are, we can begin to dismantle them. Then we can change our fear-based beliefs, and become free of fear and resistance.
Juniper’s bright and soothing aroma is perfect for children who are afraid of the dark, or have trouble with nightmares. It can be inhaled, or made into a “monster proof spray” used to repel monsters from hiding under the bed or in the closet!
Observations and Anecdotal Information
• Anti-arthritic • Anti-bacterial • Anti-infectious: bladder & kidney infection • Antiseptic: urinary system • Anti-diabetic • Anti-rheumatic • Anti-sclerotic • Cardiotonic: heart & circulatory system • Cicatrizant • Digestive stimulant: in very low doses • Diuretic • Stimulant: general energy • Stimulant: circulatory, respiratory, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, digestive systems • Sudorific • Tonic: urinary • Vulnerary
Internal–oral homeopathic dosage, inhalation, diffusion, suppository
External–topical application, massage, skin application, local compress, energy centers and meridian points
Top Note: Fresh, green, coniferous notes
Heart Note: Green, coniferous, woody, resinous notes
Base Note: Green, balsamic, woody resinous notes
Classification: Heart note
Tenacity: Medium high
Juniper essential oil combines well with bergamot, citruses, cypress, Dalmation sage, and many other oils.
Juniper has been a medicine for native and indigenous peoples for many generations. It has been used to treat headaches, nausea, flu, acne, spider bites, and postpartum pain.
It is considered a sacred tree and is used for many ceremonial purposes, including as an emetic during ceremonies, and for making ceremonial smudges and objects. The dried berries are used to make bracelets for children, called ghost beads, which are worn at night to prevent nightmares. Juniper has also been used as a cradleboard canopy, in wedding baskets, and as good luck tokens.
Its berries are cooked into traditional foods, and the ash water from juniper serves as baking powder and flavoring for corn dishes.
In traditional herbalism, juniper berries are used primarily for bladder and urinary tract infections, stones, and kidney troubles. This oil, distilled from a combination of berries and needles, is mild enough to be used orally for this purpose, in a semi-homeopathic preparation, without concern of putting strain on the kidneys.
Juniper alkalinizes the blood, and detoxifies lymph and circulatory systems.
This oil is generally regarded as safe at normal doses.
Avoid use with pregnant and lactating mothers, infants, and small children.
Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
*All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Quality and dosage are critical when using essential oils internally.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.