Juniper Berry essential oil is one of my favorites for emotional support. Juniper Berry has an encouraging and supportive effect on those who fear the dark or obscure part of themselves. It helps people to understand that the very things they fear are actually there as teachers. It particularly helps those who have a resistance to the type of digging deep that is required for healing. Rather than running away or hiding from the unknown, JUniper Berry helps the individual dig deeper and learn the lesson from the fear. These fears are often residing in unexplored parts of the Self and Juniper Berry comes in as a catalyst to access these deep-seated fears inside of us.
It is even said to help a person overcome nightmares and help gain more restful sleep so this would be the right oil to help a child who is having night terrors or afraid of the dark to have courage to face those fears and scare off those creepy crawlies and monsters from under the bed…
Even adults have nightmares and they’re usually with deeper unconscious meaning and Juniper Berry can help us do the deep and dirty work of spiritual healing, especially from trauma or pain that we’re afraid to look at or beliefs that we don’t want to examine because we are afraid that they might be true (such as “I am not lovable”). When we begin to face our fears, we can begin to break them down and become free of them.
Dreams contain information and messages for us. Even bad dreams can reveal unresolved worries and issues. Juniper Berry offers courage and energetic protection in the nighttime. It promotes an honest look at the information being communicated from within.
As you reconcile with your fears and hidden aspects of yourself, you experience a greater wholeness. You feel balanced in the day and in the night. You’re on the path of wholeness.
Juniper Berry teaches us that there is really nothing to be afraid of when you acknowledge and accept ALL aspects of your Self.
Juniper Berry blends well with: Bergamot, Grapefruit (and all citrus essential oils), Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Melaleuca, Rosemary.
Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Lemon.
Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitisation. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Not all oils are created equal, so test brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.