Besides Lavender this is one of the most well-known and versatile essential oils and a must have in your house. This ancient herb has been used in cooking and rituals for many centuries. The Romans referred to Rosemary as the sacred bush and traces of it were found in Egyptian tombs. Rosemary oil has quite a significant amount of uses and benefits.
Rosemary essential oil – uses and benefits
- Most powerful for brain and memory
- Clear the mind of confusion and can bring relief for headaches and migraines.
- Increase alertness
Refresh the mind especially on long drives or study or work periods that requires a lot of concentration.
- Powerful cold and flu aid
The antispasmodic properties is helpful for coughing and asthma and the antiseptic properties is the reason why this is a good oil to use for colds and the flu.
- Ideal for respiratory issues and inflammation
It is a good expectorant and decongestant.
- Soothing aches and pains
Rosemary has analgesic properties, which means it is good for pain relief without the side effects of pain medication. A great oil to include to bring relief of arthritis and sore muscles.
- Stimulates hair growth
This is a good oil to increase blood circulation to the hair follicle. Studies have been done about the effectiveness of Rosemary oil in dealing with hair loss. Can be very beneficial for people with too much DHT.
- Stimulate sensory function.
Useful when sense of smell is loss.
- Tonic for the heart, liver and gallbladder.
Useful when there is a general sluggishness , apathy or debility
- Support adrenals
- Oily skin or acne prone skin
Essential oils always have to be diluted with a carrier oil. You can read more about which carrier oil would be better to use for oily skin.
- Manage blood sugar levels
- Relief muscle cramps
Botanical name – Salvia Rosmarinus/ Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosemary Cineole essential oil
Salvia rosmarinus var cineole also known as Salvia Rosmarinus ct. cineole
This type of Rosemary oil is good for respiratory and circulatory issues.
Rosemary Verbenone essential oil
Salvia Rosmarinus var vebenone also known as Salvia Rosmarinus ct. verbenone
This Rosemary oil is more herby and contains less camphor.
Chemical family – ketones, monoterpenes, oxides
Chemical compounds – 1.8 cineole, A – pinene, Camphor
Method of extraction -Distilled from the entire plant
Aroma – Warm, sharp but fresh almost camphor like aroma
Color – Clear
Consistency – thin
Perfumery note – Middle
General Safety Information
- – Do not take essential oils internally or apply essential oils undiluted topically.
- – Follow Dilution recommendations on the Essential oil Dilution chart.
- – Pregnant women have to consult with a qualified aromatherapist and or midwife and doctor before using essential oils, especially topically.
- – If you have liver damage, cancer, suffers from epilepsy or other medical problems and take medicine on a regular basis then you have to use essential oils under the guidance of a trained aromatherapist.
- – Before using essential oils on children you should consult with a qualified aromatherapist.
- – You can have a read here about using essential oils for children.
- – Check whether the essential oil of your choice is safe to use around your pets. Here is a list of essential oils safety for dogs.