Rosemary oil is a versatile essential oil with a wide array of health benefits. Besides its herbal, woodsy and energizing scent, it is great for improving memory and concentration, increasing alertness, soothing digestive problems, boosting the immune system, and relieving aches and pains.
Rosemary oil also has great benefits for nourishing the skin and hair. Regular use of rosemary oil can help stimulate hair follicles to aid in the growth of longer and stronger hair, and is thought to even slow down premature hair loss and the graying of hair. Besides lengthening and strengthening hair, rosemary oil can also help remove dandruff.
Rosemary essential oil’s antimicrobial and antiseptic properties make it helpful in trying to alleviate dry skin, eczema and dermatitis, tame oily skin, and treat acne. Applying rosemary essential oil topically can help to tone, hydrate, and increase the elasticity of the skin.
Rosemary essential oil is extracted from the leaves and flowering tops of the plant by steam distillation.
BLENDS WELL WITH
The aroma of rosemary essential oil is considered herbaceous and energizing. It blends well with
- Clary sage
Rosemary oil’s main chemical components camphor, 1,8-cineole, α-pinene, borneol, camphene, β-pinene and limonene.
* Please remember, just because a product is called “natural” does NOT mean that it doesn’t have possible side effects. Never apply essential oils directly to your skin without a carrier oil, and never ingest any essential oil.
Essential oils are NOT a replacement for medical treatments, but they can work as a great complement to your regular health and wellness routine.DIY WITH ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL
Selected Benefits of Rosemary Oil
- Improves concentration
- Detoxifies the body
- Repels insects
- Relieves muscle and joint pain
- Stimulates hair growth
- Combats dandruff
- Improves skin health
- Freshens breathe
- Reduces cortisol
- Relieves stress
- Lymphatic drainage
- Immune boosting
- Repels certain bugs
Properties of Rosemary Oil
- AntibacterialFights bacterial growth
- Anti-inflammatoryHelps to reduce inflammation or swelling
- InsecticidalHelps to destroy or control insect
- AntimicrobialHelps in reducing or resisting microbes
- AntispasmodicHelps relieve muscle spasms
- AntisepticHelps to control infection
- AnalgesicAids sore muscles and joint pain
- Anti-stressHelps alleviate stress
- AntioxidantMay protect your cells against the effects of free radicals–unstable molecules that can harm your cells.
- DecongestantHelps relieve nasal congestion in the upper respiratory tract
- AntidepressantMay relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
- AstringentHelps to shrinks or constrict body tissues.
- ImmunostimulantStimulates the immune system
- It is strongly suggested that rosemary essential oil should not be used by pregnant, breastfeeding or nursing women.
Excessive use of the oil may even lead to miscarriage or disability in the fetus1.
- It is strongly suggested that rosemary essential oil should not be used by people with epilepsy2 or high blood pressure3 as it may worsen the conditions.