Juniper Berry essential oil is an oil that I recently added to my “medicine cabinet”. I’ve been curious about it for awhile now and finally went ahead and ordered it. I’m LOVING this oil. I love woody smelling oils, I seem to really gravitate to them, and this one really hits the mark. It has a clean, woody aroma as well as a number of amazing properties.

I’ve been using this oil in the diffuser to help purify the the air in my home and I’ve been using it as a deodorant! I switched to natural deodorant some time ago, but I often use just essential oils as deodorant. My favorite at the moment is mixing together Cedarwood and Juniper Berry essential oils. I love the smell and I think that combo works better – for me – than a flowery fragrance.


Historically, Juniper Berry has been for cleansing infections and healing wounds, as well as for physical and spiritual purification. Juniper Berry acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent, and supports healthy kidney and urinary tract function. Juniper Berry acts as a natural skin toner and reduces the appearance of skin blemishes. Its woody, spicy, yet fresh aroma has a calming, grounding effect. When diffused, Juniper Berry helps cleanse and purify the air.

  • Properties
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Astringent
  • Cleanser
  • Detoxifies
  • Diuretic
  • Stimulant
  • Tonic
  • Immune System Booster

PrintHealth Benefits of Juniper Berry Essential Oil

Bug Repellent: The aroma of Juniper Berry is a natural repellent for bugs.

Relaxant: Juniper Berry is a highly effective oil when it comes to inducing relaxation. It can help reduce anxiety due to its calming and grounding qualities.

Skin Irritations: Juniper Berry is a great go to oil for skin irritations and infections due to it’s antibacterial properties. It can also be used to help reduce the site of stretch marks as well as to help treat acne.

Urinary Tract Infection: Juniper Berry has been known as a natural remedy for urinary tract infections due to it’s antibacterial properties. It can be taken internally to help aid in getting rid of UTI’s.

Natural Diuretic: Juniper Berry is an excellent oil to help the body flush out excess fluids from the bladder, helping to reduce that uncomfortable bloat.

Stimulant: Juniper Berry can help stimulate the body, helping to overcome fatigue, dizziness, and depression.

Digestion: Juniper Berry can be used to help with digestion and stomach issues, such as ulcers, as it aids in helping the stomach and digestive tract function properly.

Tonic: Juniper is a great health tonic as it helps tone everything up, including muscles, skin, respiratory, circulatory, nervous, and digestive systems.

How to Use Juniper Berry Essential Oil

Use three to four drops in a diffuser.

Internal Use
Dilute one drop in 4 fl. Oz. of liquid.

Topical Use
Apply one to two drops to affected area. Dilute with a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Aromatic Description

  • Balsamic
  • Clean
  • Woody
  • Spicy

Complimentary Oils

  • Bergamot
  • Citrus Oils
  • Cypress
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Melaleuca
  • Rosemary


As you can see, Juniper Berry essential oil is one incredibly versatile and powerful essential oil! That said, I’m so glad to have this addition to my medicine cabinet! Definitely a must have in the household.

As always, please remember that I am not a doctor. I write articles based on my own personal experience with essential oils and the research I’ve done. Always remember to consult with your physician with any concerns regarding the use of essential oils and their potential interactions with any medications you might be taking.

Also, remember that essential oils are extremely potent; For example, one drop of essential oil can be up to 70 times more potent than their herbal form (such as thyme or oregano).

Not all essential oil brands are created equal. There are many brands out there that won’t be effective for health or healing. They will smell yummy, but that’s about it.

When choosing essential oils, it’s so important to choose pure, high quality oils that are naturally safe and effective. Brands, such as doTERRA, gently and carefully distil from plants that have been harvested properly by experienced growers for ideal extract composition and efficacy.

Essential oils are an amazing gift from nature and can be used to help with so many issues from depression to immune support.

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