Harvested from the needles and berries of the evergreen shrub, juniper berry has been used as a natural detoxifying agent for years.
This oil has antimicrobial properties that can help to heal irritated skin from rashes and eczema, banish acne, or reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Juniper berry oil contains compounds that have a relaxing effect on the brain and can therefor reduce feelings of anxiety and promote sleep. It can also be used to purify sick rooms, clear sinuses, and ease congestion.
There are many uses for Juniper Berry Oil in Bali.
• Crisp, woodsy scent.
• Clears sinuses and congestion.
• Reduces toxin build-up.
HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS
Essential oils have the natural ability to heal, stimulate and soothe. With antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antimicrobial properties, essential oils have a wide variety of uses.
Sniff the oils right from the bottle for an instant pick-me-up, to relive anxiety, or induce relaxation. Mix with a carrier oil, such as jojoba and use in a soothing massage. Place a few drops in diffuser to eliminate odors. Add to cleaning products for a nice smell, more antibacterial and antimicrobial power. During cold and flu season, diffuse daily to strengthen your immunity. Mix it with carrier oil and apply to the skin to heal wounds.
Before applying to skin, do a patch test.
How to patch test – Wash, clean, and dry the area on your upper arm near the crook of your elbow. Apply small amount of essential oil and cover with a bandage. Leave the bandage on for 24 hours, then remove and check for irritation. If skin looks clear and there is no reaction after the allotted test time, the oil is presumably safe to use. If you feel irritation at any time during the test, remove bandage and wash area with soap and water.