December Essential Oil of the Month…Juniper Berry!

3 Dec

Botanical Name: Juniperius communis

Source: Berry

Overview:

Juniper berry essential oil has a fresh, woodsy and cleansing aroma.  It is an energizing essential oil which makes it a good choice to use this time of year as the days get shorter.  Diffuse juniper berry essential oil in your home for an energizing and outdoorsy feel.  Try blending with peppermint and cinnamon essential oils to create a cheerful ambiance in your home.

Juniper berry essential oil is known for its detoxifying qualities.  Because of juniper berry’s warming and circulatory benefits it helps to get the blood flowing and rid the body of wastes.  Juniper berry essential oil also helps to reduce muscle aches and pains and joint stiffness.

Try juniper berry in your massage this month with our Winter Wonderland massage blend.  This month our massage blend features juniper berry, black pepper, cedarwood and peppermint.  This blend will help to give you energy, detoxify and relieve muscle soreness.

Uses & Facts:

Recipes

Detoxify Salt Scrub

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sea salt

Juniper berry essential oil

Grapefruit essential oil

15mls (1 Tablespoon) Almond oil

Directions:

1. Place sea salt in a medium bowl.

2.  Pour the almond oil over the sea salt and mix together with a spoon until blended.

3.  Add juniper berry essential oil and mix well.

4. Add grapefruit essential oil and mix well.

Once all ingredients are incorporated and mixed well, place in a jar to use in the shower.

To use:

Use in shower on wet skin.  Start from the ankles and work your way up, working in circular motions.  Rinse off. (I suggest using salt scrubs after you have washed your body that way the you get the benefit of the oil staying on your skin to mosturize.)  After your shower pat skin off and on damp skin apply our Classic Blend Body Oil.

Use salt scrub one time a week; you do not want to over exfoliate.  Do not use on freshly shaven skin or on cuts or wounds.

Winter Ambiance Diffuser Blend

5 drops Juniper berry essential oil

4 drops Cinnamon essential oil

3 drops Peppermint essential oil

Add water to a tealight diffuser or nebulizer, add essential oils and enjoy!

 

Come on in and shop our studio or on-line! For the month of December receive 10% off your Juniper berry Pure Essential Oil purchase!

As always, check out our website at www.YourBodyNeeds.com for more information and recipes!

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