As we roll into the school year and feel fall fast approaching it is important to get our bodies cleansed and prepared for hard work both mentally as well as physically. A good nights sleep is very important in our household for each and every one of us to perform at the best of our ability. One such essential oil to help with rest and detoxification comes from the Juniper conifer. The sweet and earthy scented berries and needles are steam distilled to create one exceptionally cleansing essential oil known as Juniper Berry. As a young child I battled with nightmares and irrational nighttime fears, dark spaces terrified my innocent mind and I often times found myself afraid to fall asleep. Unfortunately, I had yet to discover essential oils and their incredibly healing powers so my parents had to calm me down each time I had a fearful moment. Had I known then what I know now this bottle of essential oil would have never left my bedside. One interesting fact is that fear in Traditional Chinese Medicine is processed within the kidneys. Therefore, weak or poorly functioning kidneys most often times result in irrational fears. Juniper Berry can be applied to bedding as well as the body before lying down to bed to help quell any fear related issues but it also acts as a phenomenal tonic for the kidneys and urinary tract. If you know someone dealing with kidney stones or kidney infections a regular application of this oil over the low back and feet can help clear up both. Obviously, this essential oil also makes for a great general detoxification potion as it helps to clear the kidneys and bladder of any congestion or infection. Blend this freshly scented oil with Grapefruit essential oil to clear up cellulite and excess water weight. Topical application of Juniper Berry diluted in your daily face cream or oil will clear up acne, eczema, dermatitis and excess sebum quite easily. Juniper Berry can also increase digestive and nervous system health as well as overall energy. This essential oil eases heartburn, cramping, arthritis, stress and tension so make sure to ask for an application during your next massage. If you are looking for a fresh start to your fall season look no further than a refreshing scalp massage along side a Juniper Berry infused reflexology session with one of our gifted therapists.
By: Kristen and Bethany