The woodsy, pine-like aroma of Juniper Berry oil evokes images of the rustic outdoors. Perhaps this explains why it is a common fragrance in men’s colognes and aftershaves.
Juniper Berry oil has a long history of use in massage therapy to soothe back, joint and muscle discomforts. The penetrating essence enhances the breathing passages and supports healthy respiratory function.
Aromatherapists suggest using Juniper’s uplifting scent to ease tension and stress, as well as to clear the thoughts.
Juniper is an evergreen shrub native to Europe, North Africa, Canada and Northern Asia. Just about every part of this versatile plant has been utilized. The berries serve as a popular flavoring for gin, the stems and leaves are a traditional Native American remedy for joint health. At one time, the twigs of Juniper were burned in French hospitals to help purify the air.