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Juniper berry essential oil works well with peaceful Libras

Sarah McCallum
Special to the Bonanza
Juniper Berry cools the body and helps to detoxify the urinary and sexual organs
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TAHOE VISTA, Calif. — The golden rule to leading a healthy life is everything in balance. The astrological sign most familiar with this idea is diplomatic and peaceful Libra.

This sign is portrayed as the scales and seeks fairness and justice above all else. The Libra typically battles with low back pain or possibly kidney ailments. If they feel a lack of support throughout their lifetime, this pain may increase.

This sign is very interested in finding their life partner and thus may feel negative bodily stress when lonely.

As not only the daughter of a Libra but also the mother of a Libra, I have become very well versed in the common behaviors of this lovely sign.

When we begin our bedtime routine my son starts to snuggle closer and linger longer, hoping to convince his mommy to sleep in his room so he won’t need to be alone.

My go-to oil for this type of nighttime behavior is Juniper Berry. The aroma is reminiscent of a crisp and cool forest, and the scent creates a cocoon of safety that encourages my son to let go.

Try applying 2-3 drops to the bottoms of feet about 20 minutes before lights out for children who struggle with bedtime. This particular essential oil also helps tremendously with sore muscles, so try adding a few drops to your massage oil before a treatment.

Juniper Berry cools the body and helps to detoxify the urinary and sexual organs. This makes for such a fabulous end of summer tonic as it helps to clear out the internal system after months of beach parties and barbecues.

The gorgeous aroma is very inviting as we prepare to welcome the fall scents and sights — think leaves changing colors, a warm cup of herbal tea and a brisk evening walk in the woods.

Come see us at the spa over the course of the next month as we transition into the upcoming fall season with a relaxing and detoxifying foot soak.

As the kids get back into the groove of school, give yourself an early afternoon break for another long and successful summer in the books. You and your body deserve some quality self-care!

Sarah McCallum is a massage therapist at North Lake Massage & Skin Care in Tahoe Vista. Visit northlakemassageand skincare.com to learn more.