Juniper Berry Essential Oil

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Juniper Berry is such a woodsy, fresh and grounding essential oil. I find it revives me in the morning and grounds me at night when I diffuse it, it's versatile to use in both ways! Juniper Berry essential oil is extracted from the berries of the coniferous tree it grows on.

The common juniper, Juniperus communis, is an evergreen conifer tree that can grow up to 10 meters high and can live for as long as 200 years. That's a whole lot of plant wisdom! The leaves of the common juniper are needle-like with prickly points and are green in color as pictured above.

As someone that has experienced urinary issues sporadically in my life, particularly when I was young (I frequently had UTI's up until I was about 10 which I have always thought was related to my immune system being comprised from when I had leukemia at age 3). I love having Juniper Berry on hand as it's a urinary tract cleanser and detoxifier. Whenever I find myself going to the bathroom a lot (more times than usual which is a lot :) ), I turn to Juniper Berry to take a few drops internally in a veggie cap and on the bottoms of my feet as well as my abdomen.

Even if you don't typically experience any issues in your kidney and urinary systems, think of the amount of work these two are putting in for your body every moment of every day. Just like your other body systems, these elimination systems need support, a cleanse and a boost regularly.

Juniper Berry is found in doTERRA's Zendocrine Detoxification blend because of its powerful cleansing and purifying properties. These same properties can be applied to skin care, as Juniper Berry reduces the appearance of skin blemishes and acts as a natural skin toner. Adding a few drops to doTERRA's Bentonite Clay mask or facial lotion from any of the skin care lines will help you experience these effects.

Emotionally and spiritually, Juniper Berry is known as the oil of night. In this way, it assists those who fear the dark or unknown aspects of themselves. This makes it the perfect essential oil to do shadow and inner child work with, you can learn more about the shadow work I've done in my blog post. Juniper Berry is an activator by helping individuals access and address these issues they have been avoiding.

Juniper Berry essential oil provides energetic protection at nighttime, from dreams and even nightmares which reveal subconscious issues that need resolving. It helps with bringing light and dark into balance, by illuminating darkness that has been avoided, whether that's consciously or unconsciously. Realistically, we as humans tend to run away from darkness, but the best way to heal it is to be with it and accept it, which means it doesn't control us subconsciously.

This is how we recover hidden aspects of ourselves and leads us to our wholeness, which is what my whole mission and message is about! Being self aware and courageous in the face of darkness is what brings us closer to ourselves and our true power. Use Juniper Berry as that catalyst for spiritual growth like I have!

Chemical Constituents

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Top Properties

  • Detoxifier

  • Diuretic

  • Antiseptic

  • Antispasmodic

  • Astringent

  • Anti-rheumatic

  • Carminative

  • Anti-parasitic



Found In

  • Zendocrine Detox Blend

How it smells

  • Balsamic, clean, woody, spicy

Physical Support

  • For jaundice, liver issues, and detox, take in a capsule to support cleansing

  • For kidney stones and infection, take in a capsule or apply over abdomen

  • For acne and psoriasis, apply to area of concern diluting as needed

  • For urinary health and water retention, combine with lemon and apply over abdomen or take in a capsule

  • For sore joints and muscles, apply to area of concern diluting as needed

  • For bacteria and viruses, apply down spine, bottoms of feet or take in a capsule

  • For high cholesterol and blood sugar levels, take in a capsule

  • For tension, stress, and depression, inhale deeply from cupped hands, diffuse, and/or apply under nose or to bottoms of feet

  • Add several drops to water in a spray bottle and mist around bedroom to purify air

Emotional Support

  • For emotional balance, use aromatically and topically to get from feelings of denying to insightful

Spiritual Support

  • To heal recurrent nightmares or uncover irrational fears and subconscious issues, apply 1 drop on forehead or behind ears before bed

Ways to use

  • Check out ways to use Juniper Berry here!

Companion Oils

  • Grapefruit

  • Bergamot

  • Cypress

  • Cedarwood

  • Sandalwood

  • Lavender

  • Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

  • Lemongrass

  • Clary Sage

  • Vetiver

How to order

  • If you’re already a doTERRA customer you can add it to your Loyalty Rewards Order. Not a wholesale member yet? Get Juniper Berry here.

  • Be sure to enroll with an enrollment kit if you want to waive the annual $35 fee! Then add on single oils you'd like.


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* Methods of use: I'm only referring to use with doTERRA essential oils. Please use at your own risk with other brands.

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