Thankfully, we have juniper berries all over Central Oregon.
They create the earthy smell of our hot summer air, the look of abundance on short trees that are otherwise lonesome and mistletoe ridden. These blue powder dusted babies are all ours –– covering our trails, fields, yards, and badlands –– but luckily, we like to share. Beyond the smell, the look, the taste, the Gin –– these juniper tree cones have special qualities.
Juniper berries are a known antiseptic, help cure acne, decrease inflammation, and tone muscles, tissues, skin and other body systems. We know you're not shopping here to rub juniper berries all over yourself, and make your own tinctures at home (even though you can!) –– but here are a few ways our past customers have used their Sachets of Juniper Berries.
These sweet handfuls make aromatic tokens, wood stove kettle additions, gift toppers (functional bow replacements), or ground up like peppercorn spice to season fish. Mmmmm, Blackened Juniper Salmon.