Juniper Berry Oil, Some Uses

Juniper Berry Oil, Some Uses

Dried Juniper BerriesJuniper Berry oil (Juniperus communis) is expressed from the berries of the common juniper tree. It has a long history with aromatherapy and health care.  The scent makes you think of clean floors and fresh rooms.

Aromatic influences: Health, love, and peace. Clears negative energy from the room (good before meditation) and from others, brings love energy in. Purifying, invigorating, and cleansing.

Combines well with:

Vetiver, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Elemi, Galbanum, Cypress, Clary Sage, Pine, Lavender, Fir Needle, Rosemary, Geranium, Orange, Lemon, Tangerine, Rose, Frankincense, Clove Bud

Ways to use it

  • G.R.A.S.
  • Do not use if you are pregnant.
  • Juniper Berry drawingInvigorates the heart and promotes inner courage.
  • Protects against negative external influences.
  • For clarity and strength, vaporize 3 drops Juniper Berry and 3 drops Rosemary.
  • Natural diuretic.
  • Traditionally was used to protect from evil spirits and is still effective to use to cleanse the mind. Rub a couple of drops in your hands, hold to your face, and inhale the scent deeply. Use especially when the mind needs a spring cleaning.
  • In small amounts, it is good for skin care.
  • Helps reduce inflammation.
  • Repels insects and soothes insect bites.
  • If you have kidney problems, do not use for more than one week at a time. Can be somewhat harsh to weak kidneys.
  • Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. That’s a great way to get started. And have fun with it!

Juniper Berry BowlRecipes

Here are a few recipes involving Juniper Berry oil. To check for more, you can click on Juniper Berry in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Ease PMS Symptoms (Bloating)

  • 2 drops Juniper Berry
  • 4 drops Grapefruit
  • 4 drops Fennel Seed
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)

Massage formula into bloated areas. (8)

juniper-berry-oil-1009913Soothe Aching Muscles

  • 2 drops Juniper Berry
  • 4 drops Cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Add formula to a warm/hot bath and soak for 30 minutes. Can also dissolve formula into 1 cup epsom salts and add to bath to soften skin and remove impurities. (8)


Ease Cold & Flu Symptoms

  • 2 drops Juniper Berry
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 1 drop Pine Needles
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage formula into neck and chest area. Can also diffuse the essential oils, minus the F.C.O., and inhale the aroma deeply. (4)

Juniper-BerriesWoody Mist Spray

  • 75 drops Spruce
  • 25 drops Cedarwood
  • 25 drops Juniper Berry
  • 4 ounces Pure Water

Add formula to a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use and liberally spritz the room. Can refill the water 3 – 5 times before refilling oils. Great for use during holiday season. (7)

juniper-berries 4Muscle Relaxer Massage

  • 10 drops Ginger Root
  • 10 drops Cypress
  • 5 drops Juniper Berry
  • 5 drops Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame oil

Mix together essential oils and add 3 – 5 drops to the Sesame oil. Massage formula into tight muscles and surrounding areas. (7)

Forest Scent Body Powder

  • 10 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
  • 10 drops Juniper Berry
  • 5 drops Myrtle
  • 5 drops Lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Corn Starch

Measure corn starch into a wide mouthed glass jar, add essential oils, and close lid tightly. Allow to sit for at least 24 hours before using. Shake well before using. (7)

Last of all,

So here you go. If you don’t have any, go get you some Juniper Berry oil, try it out, and let us know in the comment section down below what you think of it.

Juniper Berries on spoon


  1. Natural Home Spa by Sian Rees
  2. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
  3. The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs by Robert B. Tisserand
  4. The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood
  5. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  6. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils by Gill Farrer-Halls
  7. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
  8. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding
  9. Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art, 2nd edition, by Kathi Keville and Mindy Green
  10. Aromatherapy: An A-Z: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Aromatherapy Ever Published by Patricia Davis

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Juniper appears to be great for cellulite!  Maybe because of its effects on the circulatory system.  I've been using it "neat."  I tried fennel on one side, juniper berry on the other, and juniper wins (but only because I prefer the smell  :-))