*Best Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil is calming and comforting
Rosemary is a bushy shrub with silver-green leaves and a profusion of sky-blue flowers, from which essential oil is extracted. This thin, colorless oil has a sweet, herbaceous aroma with touches of balsam and camphor, giving rosemary a slightly medicinal, fresh odor.
Historically, rosemary is believed to create a shield of protection around the psyche to ward off negativity and is used for this purpose in wedding and funeral rituals. Commercially, rosemary is a traditional ingredient in hair and skin care products. Rosemary is calming, comforting, invigorating and balancing.
A few drops of rosemary oil in shampoo, conditioner or rinse water will stimulate the scalp, correct dandruff, and encourage growth of strong, healthy hair with natural shine and highlights. Rosemary in facial products will revitalize mature, dull skin. A warming, rosemary body massage stimulates circulation, loosens stiff joints and alleviates muscle ache, spasm and the pain of neuralgia, arthritis, rheumatism and gout.
This oil has powerful antiseptic qualities and, when diffused into the air, halts the spread of airborne infection. A morning bath with rosemary oil helps jump-start the day, even relieving an alcohol hangover.
Rosemary is the strongest essential oil for aiding brain function. Rosemary provides mental structure, stability and strength during times of emotional stress, negativity and confusion. Rosemary, popular with students and writers, enhances memory.
A few drops, diffused into the air or dabbed on wrists while studying or writing, clears the mind and stimulates creative thinking as well as intuitive vision. This oil encourages practical thinking and aids in problem solving on physical, emotional and spiritual levels. Rosemary oil or incense are traditional aids for centering and focusing the mind prior to meditation.
Use of rosemary oil is not recommended during pregnancy, in cases of epilepsy, or when fever is present.
Health Benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil
Restoring, stimulating, and calming, all at once, rosemary strengthens the skin by shrinking and constricting body tissues. Great for detoxification, the aroma sharpens mental acuity and relieves stress. The oil possesses antispasmodic, antiseptic, antioxidant, astringent, diuretic, and stimulant properties.
Application: 1:1 dilution. Topically, Inhaled, Diffused, Dietary Supplement.
Does your stomach make humiliating noises as it turns over in upset? Rosemary supports healthy digestion. Frequently used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.
The oil possesses natural digestive properties that help protect against issues like upset stomach or indigestion. In fact, rosemary can sooth aches and soreness, which makes it an effective oil for muscle and joint health as well.
Moreover, rosemary is a reliever of nervous tension and so can help relieve fatigue. The oil’s strong digestive properties, along with its natural ability to flavor, make it one powerful agent to have on hand when you’re firing up the summer grill.
To strengthen digestion, apply a topical application of rosemary to the abdomen and the reflex points of the feet or add 1-2 drops rosemary to a meat dish or entrée. Not much oil is needed for big flavor.
For emotional support, diffuse the oil throughout the home.
General Methods of Application
Apply NEAT. Aromatically. Internally. Topically.
Those with sensitive skin should dilute the oil with a carrier oil. Avoid touching the eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas with the oil. People who are nursing, pregnant, or are receiving medical attention should consult their physician before use. Additionally, make sure to store the oil away from children.
Blend Recipe: Re-energizing Bath Scrub
¼ cup Avocado Oil
½ cup Grapeseed Oil
½ cup Epsom Salt
½ cup Fine Grain Sea Salt
1 Tbsp Vitamin E
10 drops Spearmint Essential Oil
20 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
For an energizing bath scrub, blend the oils in a jar or other airtight container. Blend the salts in a separate container until well combined, then slowly stir them into the oil mixture. Store in a cool, dry place to extend the scrub’s shelf life. Use as needed.
Best Uses of Rosemary Essential Oil
Although Rosemary is considered non toxic and non irritant when diluted it should be avoided by epileptics, expectant mothers, and those who have high blood pressure.
The flowering tops of the Rosemary plant go through a steam distillation process to form the essential oil. It should be a clear or pale yellow liquid with a strong herb-mint scent. Rosemary is one of the first plants that was used for both food and medicine. In the middle ages it was used to protect against the plague and to drive out evil spirits.
When used in aromatherapy Rosemary oil can help to boost mental stamina and increase brain activity. It can also treat depression, mental strain, and forgetfulness. When one inhales Rosemary, they will immediately feel uplifted making it excellent for relief of fatigue. It can also clear your respiratory tract and relieve sore throats, colds, and coughs.
Around your home Rosemary can be used as an air freshener and bath oil.