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G'morning all! I am very excited this morning...I actually get to leave the computer awhile and go to the movies! YaY!
I love going to the movies when it is light outside...today I am going with a Friend to see "The Last Exorcism" ooooooooo think I will get scared? Maybe!
Okay today we are going to discuss Juniper Oil.
Juniper is a refreshing and detoxifying oil. It has a sharp fragrance with woody undertones which makes it an uplifting addition to aromatherapy blends. Read on to see how this oil will benefit in the areas of menstrual relief, achy muscles and joint relief and all over mind and emotion fortifier...
Healing With Juniper Oil
Essential oil is steam-distilled from the berries, needles and wood of the Evergreen Juniper tree. The finest grade oils are obtained from the berries alone, giving a sweeter oil that is virtually colorless.
Juniper fortifies the nerves and helps to combat restlessness, tension and anxiety. The calming and stimulating properties of Juniper also make it a good treatment for feelings of nervous exhaustion and self-doubt.
Juniper oil also helps to clear lymphatic congestion and detoxifies the body. It eases breathing in respiratory infections and can be used to purify and tone oily complexions. Juniper is also beneficial to a sluggish digestive system, especially when combined with Grapefruit oil. It helps to reduce waste retention and assists with flushing toxins from the body.
Active Ingredients Of Juniper Oil
Monoterpenes~Juniper oil is rich in Monoterpenes, especially Pinene. These are responsible for the oil's antiseptic and analgesic actions.
Alcohols~Juniper contains Terpineol. This compound is a diuretic and directly stimulates the kidneys. Juniper oil should therefore be avoided by people with Kidney problems.
Sequisterpenes~This compound makes up to 2% of Juniper oil and contributes to its calming actions.
Esters~A variety of Juniper, Juniperus communis var. montana, contains greater concentrations of Esters than the usual variety. This gives it greater anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties.
Using Juniper Oil
Soothing Menstrual Relief
Relieve Cramps~Use the following blend to a warm compress and apply to abdomen:
2-3 drops Juniper
2-3 drops Clary Sage
1 tbsp carrier oil
PMS Full Body Massage~For a fragrant and uplifting massage:
6 drops Juniper
4 drops Neroli
4 drops Lavender
4 tbsp Grapeseed
Soothing Sitz Bath~Reduce aggravating premenstrual water retention with a sitz bath by adding 3-4 drops of Juniper oil.
The Digestive System~Detoxify the digestive system and kidneys after overindulgence in alcohol or rich foods with an abdominal massage containing the following:
3 drops Juniper
7 drops Grapefruit
2 tbsp Sweet Almond
Lymphatic Drainage~Add a couple drops of Juniper oil to a loofah when showering, massage briskly over areas affected by cellulite.
Ease Aching Muscles and Joints
Warm Winter Blend~To give relief from rheumatic aches and pains blend and massage into affected area:
5 drops Ginger
5 drops Juniper
3 drops Lavender
4 tbsp Almond
Relaxing Bath~To ease muscles after a session at the gym, add the following to a warm bath:
5 drops Juniper
2 drops Black Pepper oil
2 drops Marjoram
Inner Peace~~Combine the following and add to a diffuser
5 drops Juniper
5 drops Bergamot
7 drops Frankincense
The Juniper uplifts the spirits, Frankincense has meditative qualities, and Bergamot is refreshing.
Restlessness~Combine the following and use as a full body massage:
10 drops Juniper
5 drops Cedarwood
5 drops Vetivert
4 tbsp Sweet Almond
The uplifting and balancing properties of Juniper combine well with the calming and soothing actions of Vetivert and Cedarwood to help you rest
This ends yet another post on the wonders of herbs and oils. Like I said before, I truly believe the Gods & Goddesses have given us all we need to heal ourselves without having to use synthetic medications. Okay I am off to hopefully get the pooie scared outta me!