Rosemary Essential Oil
In the Essential Oils Category
Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Ingredients: Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oil
Color: Clear, colorless to pale yellow
Top Note: Fresh, short-lived
Middle Note: Woody-herbaceous, minty-forest-like, balsamic camphoraceous
Dry Note: Less tenacious, camphoraceous
Aromatherapy Actions: Clarifying, invigorating, warming
Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy, if epileptic or with high blood pressure.
Processing Notes: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the fresh flowering tops.
Common Name: Rosemary
Form: Essential Oil
Directions: Dilute properly.
Safety Notes: CAUTION: IF PREGNANT, SUFFERING FROM ANY MEDICAL CONDITION, OR TAKING MEDICATION, CONSULT A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER BEFORE USE. AVOID EYES AND MUCOUS MEMBRANES. DILUTE PROPERLY • MAY IRRITATE SKIN NOT FOR INTERNAL USE KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Rosemary essential oil has a strong fresh herbaceous scent, it is clear and penetrating. Highly antibacterial and disinfectant rosemary essential oil is another powerhouse cleaner. Great for use on counter tops, ovens, bathrooms, kitchen sinks, anything where grime needs to be tackled. The sharp scent lingers and leaves an herbal aroma that lifts the spirit and improves mental clarity. In addition to being an amazing cleaner, rosemary essential oil can improve scalp circulation and is often used to increase hair growth. Rosemary is invigorating and revs up your engine to get things moving. Feeling down and sluggish? Dance a bottle of rosemary essential oil under your nose and get an instant pick me up. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Qualities of the Rosemary Essential Oil
Skin and Hair
An antibacterial and anti fungal agent, rosemary essential oil is helpful in treating acne, dermatitis and eczema. Dilute properly in a carrier oil such as grape seed and use as a night time moisturizer. Dabb rosemary essential oil onto a cotton ball or cotton swab and sweep it across the face as a toner to fight inflammation and skin irritations. Mix with water to make a spray on toner.
Regular use of rosemary essential oil can stimulate hair follicles and encourage new hair to grow stronger and longer. In addition, rosemary oil is believed to delay graying of hair and premature hair loss. These properties make it a favorite in hair care products. Add a few drops to your shampoo or make your own shampoo using our cleanser base and customize with rosemary essential oil. Massaging the scalp with rosemary oil on a regular basis will also relieve dandruff.
Inhaling rosemary essential oilbringd relief from throat congestion, and is useful in treating colds, flu and allergy symptoms. To make a chest rub add rosemary, lavender, and eucalyptus essential oils to a carrier such as olive oil or grape seed oil. Rub liberally onto chest, neck and upper back. As rosemary oil has antiseptic properties, it is especially effective in treating respiratory infections.
Improve Mental Clarity
Inhaling rosemary essential oil improves mental clarity and enhances memory by stimulating the brain and central nervous system. This also lifts the spirits and is useful for relieving depression. Dabbing rosemary essential oil onto pulse points or inhaling it through a steam vapor may relieve headaches.
To make rosemary massage oil, add several drops to a carrier oil such as almond or grape seed oil. When massaged into the skin, rosemary essential oil may relieve pain due to menstrual cramps and muscular aches such as back pain and a stiff neck. It benefits the the circulation of blood, and helps the lymph nodes and nerve supply. Arthritis pain may also be relieved by a rosemary oil massage, and some people use rosemary oil to improve the appearance of cellulite.
Caution: Rosemary essential oil should be avoided if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and should never be taken internally as it will cause vomiting and spasms. People with epilepsy or high blood pressure should also avoid using rosemary essential oil.
Jen's secret tip, "Before company arrives, I add a drop or two of rosemary essential oil to a damp sponge and wipe down the banister. Everyone always thinks my house is ultra clean and it always smells great!" Mopping the floors becomes a delightful chore when you mix sweet orange essential oil, rosemary essential oil, water and vinegar. It makes an excellent addition to your toilet bowl cleaners, floor cleaners, and surface cleaners. Just add a few drops to your cleaners to boost their cleaning power and infuse them with rosemary's bold scent. Blend rosemary essential oil with grapeseed and olive oils to make a nourishing scalp massage.