Juniper is probably one of the most ancient plants, it has a sweet and spicy "Christmas tree" fragrance and abundant blue berries. Juniper is said to have a masculine, protective energy, and is used in spells of cleansing and prosperity. Juniper is best used for blessing a new venture or dwelling, and inviting in abundance.
The crisp, lemony aroma of a Juniper Smudge Stick opens the eyes, awakens the spirit and dusts off negative thoughts that have settled within the mind. It acts as a sort of spring cleaning for the soul. The best times to practice Juniper Smudging are when you are feeling energetically depleted, dull or unmotivated. Open your intuition up to new spiritual planes with a cleansing energy that is less about the hardcore purification of Sage, and more aligned with the gentle, uplifting energy you need after an intense purification. Use Juniper after Sage to lighten your space, and promote fresh pine-scented joy!