What? Native Americans use juniper berries for medicinal applications and burn the berries to cleanse and purify the air. Juniper berries are a natural antiseptic, as is the essential oil. It may help combat acne when used at low dilutions in skin care applications. Juniper oil acts as an astringent meaning it tightens muscles and gives a feeling of firmness, fitness and youth. Juniper oil’s antiseptic properties can also kill bacteria, helping to prevent infection in acne sufferers.
Why? If a diluted solution of this oil is applied on wounds or blended with a skin cream and applied, it helps your wounds heal faster and keeps them protected from infections. This oil is equally beneficial in healing internal wounds, cuts and ulcers. Juniper oil is well known for its purifying activity and it is one of the most popular oils for diffusing, especially combined with White Sage, where it is used for spiritual clearing and cleansing. It also improves circulation and in massage oils can help with muscle aches, as it eliminates the lactic acid build up at the heart of pain and inflammation. An excellent oil for detoxification of the tissues.