Ode to Juniper

Hello natural beauties, I’ve missed you. Today I salute juniper; the bush, the berry, and the essential oil. I have been known to walk into a bar and ask for a juniper and tonic, (accidentally). I find myself going through periods of time when I just can’t get enough of this amazing oil. Let us give some love to juniper  …

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Dried juniper berries at a spice shop in Sydney

Dried juniper berries at a spice shop in Sydney

 

The fire. The odor of burning juniper is the sweetest fragrance on the face of the earth, in my honest judgment;

I doubt if all the smoking censers of Dante’s paradise could equal it. One breath of juniper smoke, like the perfume of sagebrush after rain, evokes in magical catalysis, like certain music, the space and light and clarity and piercing strangeness of the American West.

Long may it burn.”                                                                                

Desert Solitaire “,  Edward Abbey

 


“Summertime, oh, summertime, pattern of life indelible, the fade-proof lake, the woods unshatterable, the pasture with the sweetfern and the juniper forever and ever . . .

E.B. White

 

Juniper in the fog, somewhere

Juniper in the fog, somewhere

 

“He was at ease in his skin, at ease in his shoes, which were cut out of the same doeskin as his gloves; his foot in its elastic prison could stretch, could bend, could feel itself alive. His beaver hat was pulled down over his eyes & kept out the landscape; he was smoking dried juniper, after the Algerian fashion, in a little clay pipe & letting his thoughts wander at their will …”                                            

Lacfadio’s Adventures“, André Gide

 

Dried juniper berries in bottles - lovely

Dried juniper berries in bottles – lovely

 

“Probably one of the earliest incenses used by Mediterranean Witches. Its berries were used with thyme in Druid and grove incenses for visions.”

Paul Kendall

 


“Juniper

spontaneous lightness

I’ve always used juniper to release negative energy, watery emotions. When you can let go of emotions and energy that do not serve your highest good, it is easier to find a more positive vibe. Juniper is an oil that tends to trigger the action of spontaneous lightness”

“Revelation! Reveal Your Destiny with Essential Oils”, Suzanne R Banks

 

sparkly, fresh juniper

sparkly, fresh juniper

 

“If you want an oil as a champion of “protection” juniper will not let you down. Juniper has the scent of sophistication.”

“Revelation! Reveal Your Destiny with Essential Oils”, Suzanne R Banks

 

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