Juniper Berry Joint Ointment Recipe

1 cup ripe juniper berries
distilled water
1 cups Shea Butter  (other oils may be substituted such as olive oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil)
1/2 oz.  beeswax
40 drops of Juniper Essential oil


  1. Soak the juniper berries in distilled water for several hours or overnight.
  2. Lightly crush the berries and place them and oil in the top of a double boiler  over low heat.
  3. Bring the water to a simmer for several minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and strain the juniper berries. Discard the berries and preserve the oil.
  4. Put the strained juniper berry oil back in the double boiler and put it back on a low heat. Stir in the beeswax and allow it to melt.
  5. Once all is liquid add the Juniper Essential Oil and immediately proceed to step #6.
  6. Pour the juniper berry ointment into sterilized airtight jars and allow to set.

Massage the juniper berry ointment as needed into sore joints and muscles.