Juniper is useful as a smudge employed by Natives for it’s potent purification effects of areas and the self. It’s energetic effects are for protection, and repelling negative energy. The scent is very green, fresh and woody. It’s been traditionally used by many cultures to create a safe and sacred environment, and ward off negative influences. The leaves were also used during many ceremonies to rid the area of any negativity and bring forth a positive and healing air.