When working with essential oils, it is important to understand their deep, soul nature. What feelings does it provoke within you when you smell the oil? Where do you feel it? What properties does that oil possess? What environment does that plant material thrive, or not thrive in? All of these characteristics, Doctrine of Signatures, can give you insight into what a particular can offer you in the way of emotional and mental support. Let’s take a closer look at the Juniper oil personality or character traits.
Understanding the Juniper Essential Oil Personality
Juniper, Juniperus communis, is a hardy evergreen shrub that can grow up to 32 feet high. It loves sun but does require some semi-shade during the day. It prefers dry, well drained soil so it does not thrive in swampy conditions. It produces blue-purplish berries and the branches span out like a canopy. These details tell you how it can help a person. For example, someone who thrives better in the sun with balanced shade and needs dry weather and does not like to be oversaturated with material, food or atmosphere, will require juniper to keep them balanced or to bring them back into balance. The blue-purplish berries indicate its connection relaxing, calming and bringing harmony to a person. And the canopy feature can tell you it provides shade, protection from harsh elements and sanctuary. These are the qualities that will fuel a person’s mental and emotional health.
Juniper Benefits: Physical, Mental & Emotional
Juniper is known as a fluid or kidney oil, meaning it helps to move and regulate fluids in the body. It has anti-bacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic and sudorific properties. Nourishing and stimulating to the lymphatic, structural and urinary systems, it is beneficial for ailments such as:
- Urinary infections
- Lymphatic and skin congestion
- Poor circulation
On an emotional and mental level, it can calm anxiety, help one move through stuck emotions and thoughts, strengthen brain functions and combat feelings of discouragement and fear. Adding juniper essential oil into a blend would help create movement, to release burdens and old wounds, allowing for fresh, clean and clear thinking.
Scenterpretation™ of Juniper
During an Olfactory Sensory Testing® session, it means something when someone likes and dislikes a scent. When they are drawn to it, have them rank it on a scale of 1-10, 1 being “yuck” and 10 being “I love it”. This scale can give you insight to the depth of an issue as well as the intensity of the emotion. When you like the scent, it can indicate that you need to provide you mind and body with movement of the fluid system. This would release any trapped toxins, thoughts and emotions. For someone who does not like the scent, it can indicate that you are not ready for movement. You want to keep things “status quo” or are afraid to move forward. In this situation, coupling juniper in equal parts with patchouli and frankincense, can help to create the much needed movement. For example, one drop of each in a blend can create subtle shifts on an emotional realm. If you add in too much of these oils, it can flush or create too much movement, creating congestion, hence, no movement. Thus, more is NOT better.
Move The Fluid Massage Oil
5 drops Juniper, Juniperus communis
4 drops Pine, Pinus sylvestris
4 drops Grapefruit, Citrus paradisi
3 drops Lemon, Citrus limonum
3 drops Frankincense, Boswellia carterii
3 drops Cypress, Cupressus simpervirens
1 ounce Jojoba, Simmondsia chinensis
1 ounce Coconut oil, Cocos nicifera
Combine the carrier oils into a glass bowl or bottle, followed by the essential oils. Mix well, label, and store in a cool, dark area in between uses.
The information shared was created solely by Certified Clinical Phyto-Aromatherapist & Scentpreneur™, Jennifer H. Pressimone. Copyright2018. No portion of this content may be reproduced, shared, or copied without written permission from the author. Any such reproduction in any form would constitute plagiarism.
References: This blog contains excerpts from JennScents Aromaversity Certification Courses and the JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide.
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