Juniper essential oil is a wonderful oil to have in your tool-kit for your animal and it’s not one which is going to break the bank either!

I became very familiar with Juniper essential oil through one of our own dogs who sometimes will lift his back leg to have it applied around his groin area! Clear as day.

As it’s a natural analgesic and can help eliminate uric acid from the body, it’s fair to say, it’s a favourite in the Windsor-Knott family as our dogs are all approaching middle/old age.

How may it help my animal?

Firstly, let’s get to the nitty gritty of which ‘conditions’ Juniper essential oil is commonly selected for:



stiff joints

rheumatic pain

urinary problems

kidney stones


post operative to aid detox


chronic tiredness

nervous tension



What does it smell like?

As soon as you remove the lid and inhale the aromatic molecules, you are met with the beautiful warming, woody, cleansing and direct qualities of Juniper.

What is it made from?

Our Juniper essential oil is made from the berries which are slightly crushed before introducing them to the distillery for steam distillation.

How do I offer it to my animal?

If you are new to working with essential oils and animals, the key is choice and observation.

Click here to read how to use essential oils safely with your animal. Or you might like to read a blog on how to offer. If so, click here.

Are there any other oils I should offer with Juniper essential oil?

The answer to this question lays in the ‘condition’ your animal is presenting.

If your animal is prone to urinary problems, you might also like to consider offering the following essential oils:

lemon essential oil, Yarrow essential oil , yarrow water,  sandalwood essential oil, Tea tree essential oil

or indeed lemon peel powder and dandelion root powder

If your animal has arthritis, stiffness, joint pain, you might like to consider the following essential oils:

Ginger essential oil, Birch essential oil, Nutmeg essential oil, Peppermint essential oil, Marjoram sweet essential oil, Black Pepper essential oil.

or Devil’s claw powder or arnica macerate

Where can I buy Juniper essential oil?

Right here. Enjoy 😉

About Rachel

Rachel Windsor-Knott, owner of My Animal Matters Ltd,  is an Animal Wellness Practitioner, specialising in Botanical Self-healing and a Dog Behaviour Therapist. She offers private consultations, workshops and talks

She also has an on-line shop where you can buy the beautiful therapeutic grade remedies for your own animals. Either as individual products or starter kits.

Her goal is for the beautiful process of Botanical Self-Healing to become a natural part of sharing your life with your animals.