Rosemary Essential Oil (10 ml)
Once you see Rosemary you might notice a lot of similarities with Peppermint. No wonder you do- they are cousins! Like Peppermint, Rosemary has quite a sharp personality that stays with you once you meet them. However, unlike his cousin, he keeps a lower profile and doesn’t like to show off in the form of bold attire or eccentric hobbies.
Rosemary has a very deep-rooted passion for understanding how the brain works and for improving cognitive performance and reversing burnout. Most often Rosemary will be happiest as a scientist, researcher or even talent coach. The word “impossible” is not a part of his vocabulary, and he is of the opinion that if it is a part of yours, then maybe you need to change your dictionary.
He is hot tempered, though, and if you happen to be around him while he is throwing a temper your pulse will increase as well. But he also has the surprising ability to soften his spicier friends, Clove and Ginger. Fiery, and yet determined- what’s not to like?
Strong, fresh, herbaceous & camphoraceous
Mental fatigue: Inhaling the aroma of Rosemary either directly or by diffusion helps alleviate mental fatigue and improve focus and alertness (Moss et al. 2003). It also increases breathing rate, energy, and blood pressure (Hongratanaworakit 2009). In another study, mice experienced an antidepressant-like effect when exposed to a Rosemary extract.
Musculoskeletal: Rosemary contains camphor, which is largely responsible for the oil’s many applications. Its anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive properties is useful for relieve pain associated with arthritis (Takaki et al. 2008). It is also beneficial for warming cold, numb joints (Rhind 2014). Topical application of one drop Rosemary blended with a small amount of vegetable oil boosts circulation and warmth locally, soothing sore muscles in that area. Topical application may also help heal and fade old scars.
Respiratory congestion: 1,8 cineole and camphor, both of which have anti-inflammatory and expectorant actions, are two major components of Rosemary. Regular applications of a cream containing a blend of Rosemary with other respiratory oils such as Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Frankincense over the chest and upper back offers relief from cost and congestion.
Skin and hair: Rosemary is an anti-inflammatory (Takaki et al. 2008), antioxidant (Raškovic et al. 2014), antibacterial especially effective against acne-causing bacteria Fu et al. (2007), and antimicrobial especially against Candida albicans (Fu et al. 2007). All of these make Rosemary a great addition to your skin and hair care regime. Topical application of skincare blends containing Rosemary stimulate regeneration of new skin cells and reduce acne. Washing your hair with a handful of shampoo containing a drop of Rosemary keeps hair looking clean and non-greasy. This is because of the astringent actions of Rosemary on hair follicles, which works to regulate oily secretions.
Stress: Inhalation or diffusion of blends containing Rosemary can work to alleviate symptoms associated with stress and depression.
Circulation: Rosemary is a known circulatory simulant. When added to blends and applied topically, it helps boost circulation locally. This action makes Rosemary very effective for reducing pain and swelling.
Liver Protection: Studies show that rosemary has antioxidant and hepatoprotective actions (Raškovic et al. 2014), which work together to support and protect the liver.
Safety & Dilution
Rosemary is nontoxic and non-irritating but can cause skin irritation or sensitization when oxidized. Only use diluted on the skin (dilution ca be done in any carrier like coconut, olive oil, lotion etc). See here DILUTION GUIDELINES according to age or ailment.
Epilepsy – Topical applications of Rosemary at levels higher than 16% should be avoided in case of epilepsy.
Discontinue in case of any skin irritation. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not apply to the skin or near the face of kids younger than 5 years old. If pregnant, nursing or under medical care please consult physician. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
Use with caution around pets. When diffusing in the room make sure the door is open so that the animal can leave in case of discomfort.
Shelf Life & Storage
Shelf life: 4 years
We recommend storing oils in a cool, dark and dry area away from direct sunlight. Keep the cap closed tightly to avoid oxygen exposure. Oils that are past expiry date should not be used for therapeutic purpose but they can still be used for cleaning
Latin Name: Rosmarinus officinalis ct. 1,8 cineole
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Main chemical constituents: 1.8 cineol, a-pinene, camphor
Extraction Method: Hydro-distilled
Plant part used: Leaves
Culture: Organic & Unsprayed
Aromatic note: Middle-Top