Rosmarinus officinalis L
HISTORY OF ROSEMARY OIL
Rosemary is a fragrant herb that is native to the Mediterranean and receives its name from the Latin words “ros” (dew) and “marinus” (sea), which means “dew of the Sea.” In the Middle Ages, Rosemary was believed to be able to ward off evil spirits and to prevent the onset of the bubonic plague.
Rosemary oil is a wonderful mental stimulant and memory booster. Used diluted and applied topically, Rosemary Oil is known to stimulate hair growth, reduce pain, soothe inflammation, eliminate headaches, strengthen the immune system, and condition hair to make it look and feel healthy.
Rosemary oil is extracted from the flowering part of the herb and then steam distilled.
Add Rosemary oil to a humidifier to enhance memory, relieve congestion and sinusitis issues. Blend it with massage oils to help stiff, aching muscles, alleviate arthritis, liver and gallbladder congestion and help with digestive disorders. Rosemary oil shampoos stimulate the scalp and promote hair growth.
Widely known as a mental stimulant, the antidepressant properties of Rosemary oil make it ideal for enhanced memory, focus and overall brain performance. It also acts as an analgesic, soothing aching, cramping muscles, headaches and migraines. Rosemary oil can be used as an antiseptic, and helps with digestive and liver infections. It is great for skin conditions as well.
Avoid Rosemary oil if you have been diagnosed with epilepsy or high blood pressure. Pregnant women should also avoid this essential oil.
BEFORE GETTING STARTED
Before getting started, there are a few basics to remember when working with essential oils:
When applying oils topically, always use a carrier oil. These are oils used to dilute essential oils, like olive, coconut or avocado oil.
Always do a patch test before applying anything to larger areas of your skin.
Many essential oils are toxic and shouldn’t be taken by mouth unless under the specific care of a healthcare professional.
Buy 100% pure essential oils. There are a variety of perfumed oils that don’t contain the same benefits.