Juniper Essential Oil

“Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their meat” Job 30:4 KJV

JuniperJuniper (Juniperus osteosperma and J. scopulorum)essential oil is one of Young Living‘s single oil blends.  It has an earthly, woodsy aroma of Juniper creating a peaceful atmosphere when diffused.  It’s botanical family is Cupressaceae and the plant’s origin is Utah.  The extraction method used for juniper essential oil is it is steam distilled from stems/leaves/flowers (aerial parts).   It’s ORAC value is 250 µTE/100g.

“Bundles of juniper berries were hung over doorways to ward off witches during medieval times.  Juniper has been used for centuries as a diuretic.  Until recently, French hospital wards burned sprigs of Juniper and rosemary to protect from infection.” (Young, 118)

Juniper’s medical properties are: “Digestive cleanser/stimulant, purifying, detoxifying, increases circulation through the kidneys and promotes excretion of toxins, promotes nerve regeneration.” (Young, 118).




Juniper Essential Oil uses are:

  • skin conditions (acne, eczema)
  • liver problems
  • urinary/bladder infections
  • fluid retention

It can be diffused, directly inhaled, taken as a dietary supplement, or applied topically.

NOTE:  If you are using essential oils on a child, please refer the the dilution chart below!

Works Cited:

Young, Gary. Essential Oils Desk Reference.6th ed. Lehi: Life Science Publishing, 2014. Print.

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