This weeks feature oil is Rosemary! A lovely herb used often in french cooking. It’s aromatic, warm scent is perfect paired with poultry. Let’s look at the profile for Rosemary as an essential oil and discover what it can do for you!
Rosmarinus officialis ct 1,8-cineol
Herb, evergreen-like leaves
Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, decongestant, diuretic, expectorant, mucolytic, warming.
1,8-cineole, camphor, a-pinene
Esters, ketones, monoterpenes, monoterpenols, oxides, sesquiterpenes
Rosemary Essential Oil is credited as having stimulating and warming actions and can be used in numerous skin care products. It is used in hair care to help prevent hair loss, promote hair growth and improve scalp problems. It nourishes the scalp and keeps hair looking healthy and shiny. Rosemary oil is said to have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties and is used to balance intense emotions and help to control mood swings. It lifts the spirits, counters feeling blue, and helps avoid stress.
Do not apply to or near the face of infants of children. Avoid if you suffer from epilepsy.
Since we’ve taken a closer look at Rosemary’s profile, below are some ideas how you can use it in your home!
- 3-4 drops Rosemary and 4-6 drops Pink Grapefruit in the diffuser is fantastic for an afternoon blend. It’s centering yet invigorating.
- Add 1 drop of Rosemary to your quarter-sized amount of shampoo 2-3 times a week. Very invigorating, as Rosemary helps stimulate blood flow to the scalp.
- Have a backache? Combine 3-4 drops Lavender and 2-3 drops Rosemary with 1/2 c Epsom salt and 1 tablespoon of your favorite carrier oil. Stir to combine, then add to warm bath! Relaxation is just a few minutes away…
I hope this gives you a few more ideas how you can use your Rosemary! Don’t forget to print this profile for future reference!