A beautiful name for a beautiful hydrosol. What’s more – juniper hydrosol can make you beautiful because of its diuretic properties. It’s good for reducing cellulite, a bloated body, under eye bags, a puffy face and more! Find out 6 juniper hydrosol benefits and numerous ways to use it.
What is Juniper Hydrosol?
Juniper hydrosol is collected during steam distillation of juniper berries (Botanical name: Juniperus communis L.). The steam distillation process produces two extracts: juniper berry essential oil and juniper hydrosol.
The aroma of juniper hydrosol is fresh, brisk, herbaceous and slightly sweet. Juniper hydrosol is one hydrosol to quickly spoil so once you purchase it, ensure to keep it refrigerated.
Now check out the amazing benefits of juniper hydrosol below!
Benefits of Juniper Hydrosol
1. Reduces Cellulite & Bloating
Juniper berry is known as a powerful diuretic. It assists in drainage of excess fluids in the body. For cellulite and bloated body, take ½ tbsp. each of juniper hydrosol and cypress hydrosol daily.
2. Minimizes Oily Skin
Juniper hydrosol is good for reducing excess oiliness on the skin. Find an oil-absorbing facial mask with juniper in the how to use section below.
3. Helps with UTIs
As soon as you find out you have a UTI, you’re advised to drink lots of water to flush out the bacteria before it multiplies. Juniper hydrosol can help eliminate as much of it as possible. Simply add 1 tbsp of juniper hydrosol, 1 tbsp of peppermint hydrosol and 1 tbsp of peppermint hydrosol to a water bottle. Drink away!
4. Reduces Puffy Eyes
Juniper can help reduce puffy eyes by promoting drainage of excess water stuck in the under-eye bags. It stimulation circulation of blood as well, rejuvenating the eyes.
5. Promotes proper circulation
Juniper hydrosol promotes proper circulation of toxins and wastes from where they have accumulated in the body to elimination sites.
4. Detoxifies the Body
Juniper hydrosol together with cypress hydrosol is one of the best hydrosols for detoxification and cleansing. It helps purge toxins and wastes from the body. You can use it internally and externally to achieve this effect.
5. Blood Purifier
When taken internally, juniper and oregano hydrosols (1 tbsp juniper and 1 tsp oregano diluted in 1.5 liters spring water) can act as blood purifiers.
6. Kidney and Renal System Infections
Juniper hydrosol can be taken internally to assist in fighting kidney infections. Please first consult a doctor to get medications for any kidney problems as this is a serious condition. Juniper hydrosol can only be used in conjunction with conventional medicine since it is not a cure. If you have kidney disease, do not take juniper hydrosol as it can be a huge burden on the kidneys.
How to Use Juniper Hydrosol
» Cellulite Body Wrap
In stainless-steel pot, warm up 1 cup of juniper hydrosol and 1 cup of cypress hydrosol. Once warm, remove from heat then add 1/2 cup of Epsom salts, 1 cup of bentonite clay and 3/4 cup of seaweed powder. Stir well to form a thick but easily spreadable mixture.
Now slather this on your body, excluding the chest area. Wrap your body reasonably tight with plastic wrap or cling film. Now lie down under a wool blanket for an hour and let the body wrap do its magic! It will make you sweat a lot which will make you lose extra inches off your waist line, reduce cellulite and excess weight.
» Oil-Absorbing Facial Mask
In a small bowl, add 1 tsp of red rhassoul clay. Now add enough (1.5 tsp) of juniper hydrosol and 2 drops of sweet orange essential oil. Mix together to form a silky paste. Apply using a face mask applicator brush. Leave it on for 5 minutes then rinse off with tepid water.
» Kidney Cleanse
Caution: Do not do this cleanse if you have an overactive bladder, kidney/renal disease. Consult a doctor before doing this cleanse.
» Puffy Eye Treatment
Soak 2 cotton rounds with juniper hydrosol. Make sure they aren’t dripping. Lie down and place then over your eyes and keep still for at least 5 minutes. You can also apply a gel treatment by combining 1 tsp aloe vera gel with 1 tsp juniper hydrosol. Mix together and apply gently to under eye bags.
» Water Retention
Dilute 30 ml of juniper hydrosol in 1 liter of water and drink daily for three weeks.
In 1.5 liters of water, dilute 50 ml of juniper, 2 drops of organic lemon oil and 2 drops of organic grapefruit oil. Drink daily for three weeks. Additionally, also drink 1 liter of pure plain water to help flush the system.
Dilute 15 ml goldenrod hydrosol, 10 ml of juniper hydrosol and 5 ml of peppermint hydrosol in 1 liter of water. Drink throughout the day. Repeat daily for three weeks; then take one week off.
» Cleansing Body Mist
In a cobalt blue glass spray bottle, add ½ cup juniper berry hydrosol, ¼ cup ginger hydrosol and ¼ cup basil hydrosol. Shake well and mist all over body for a cleansing effect.
For More Ideas on How to Use Juniper Hydrosol, Read: 25 Ways to Use Hydrosols
Where to Buy Juniper Hydrosol
Ensure to purchase only 100% pure organic juniper hydrosol. You can buy it here.
If you are pregnant or have renal/kidney disease, avoid consuming juniper hydrosol.
Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy by Suzanne Catty