Juniper Essential Oil
Juniper essential oil is distilled from the berries, needles and sometimes even the wood of Juniper trees, these plants can grow as tall as 30 feet in height! Juniper essential oil was initially used during epidemics such as cholera and plague, to ward off diseases. It later became useful for other purposes like driving spirits away. This particular oil is helpful in keeping nervous disorders away, revitalizing your skin and even in mixture with gins. Clear in color and woody in aroma, the Juniper essential oil is very thin in consistency. Another important use is its vast function in aromatherapy. Herbalists claim that Juniper oil can cure many diseases.
- Juniper belongs to the family Cupressaceous. The oil extracted from this plant is of great use in treating rheumatism, cellulite, gout, obesity, acne, dermatitis, sores and ulcers, cystitis, muscle aches and pains.
- Juniper essential oil is extremely beneficial in treating kidney stones. It aids in retaining body fluids and thereby preventing the skin from getting dehydrated too.
- Juniper oil has proved its effectiveness in treating various skin disorders like acne, eczema and oily skin.
- The Juniper oil is used to manufacture perfumes, soaps and other skin care products. Surprisingly, it is also used in many alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, to give it a certain flavour.
- Several people who have used juniper essential oil have claimed to feel firmness, fitness and youth in their bodies.
- Juniper essential oil makes you sweat. Don't be disgusted! Sweating is good for help as it flushes out all toxins from your body and rejuvenates your skin.
- Most importantly, Juniper oil is used in aromatherapy to deal with fatigue and stress prevalent in the body. It is a stimulant which means it creates a sense of energy and vigor. It is known to increase sexual drive too.
- When applied on skin regularly, it makes it flexible and melts the fat cells away. When you mix lavender oil with juniper oil, it makes an excellent skin-toner. But, be careful as it might cause red rashes on the surface of your skin. If you have a dry scalp then using this oil in a diluted form will act as a conditioner in making your hair silky and shiny.
- Use must be careful about the quantity and density of this oil. Excess application will causes severe skin irritations. Essential oils are usually highly concentrated and thus must be diluted before usage.
- Juniper essential oil can be used to treat fleas and ticks.