About Rosemary Essential Oil

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About Rosemary Essential Oil

The Virgin Mary is said to have spread her blue cloak over a rosemary bush as she rested, and the white flowers turned blue. The shrub came to be known as the “Rose of Mary.”

Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) is an aromatic, evergreen shrub whose leaves are frequently used to flavor foods such as stuffings, pork, roast lamb, chicken, and turkey.

Along with its culinary applications, Rosemary has many benefits. It is one of the most popular essential oils for its wide array of health benefits. It has become increasingly important and popular over the years as more of its various health benefits have become understood, including its ability to stimulate hair growth, boost mental activity, relieve respiratory problems and reduce soreness.

Rosemary’s herbaceous and energizing scent is frequently used in aromatherapy. Taken internally, it helps to reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue and supports healthy digestion and internal organ function.

Long revered by healers, Rosemary was considered sacred by the ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Hebrew cultures. The Romans gave special importance to the rosemary plant and used it frequently in religious ceremonies. It was also used during wedding ceremonies, food preparation, cosmetic care, and medicinal herbal care. Rosemary plant and its extract were also used by the ancient, Egyptian civilization as incense.

The rosemary bush belongs to the mint family which includes basil, lavender, myrtle, and sage.

Scientific Research on the Benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil

What does the scientific research say about the benefits of Rosemary?

Well, I can’t say specifically. The FDA won’t let me because they don’t regulate essential oils. So, if you’d like to learn about the research, you have two choices:

  1. Contact me now and I’ll tell you all about it personally. It’s free, you have no obligation, and I promise–no…I guarantee–it will be worth your time.
  2. Go this government website and search. You can use phrases like “rosemary essential oil“. It’s quite simple and you’ll find some very interesting information.

Common Uses

  • Diffuse while studying to maintain concentration.
  • Take internally to help reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.
  • Add 1–2 drops of Rosemary essential oil to meats and favorite entrées for flavoring and to support healthy digestion.
  • Apply to scalp and massage for an abundant looking head of hair.
  • Blend with Wintergreen and lotion for a soothing massage experience.
  • Blend with Melalueca and Basil for a stimulating scalp massage.
  • Mix equal parts Rosemary and Lavender for stress reduction.
  • Combine with Epsom salts and Frankincense for a rejuvenating bath experience.
  • Blends well with Cardamom, Lemongrass, Geranium or Clary Sage.
  • Naturally repels insects.

Directions for Use

  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the best essential oil diffuser of your choice.
  • Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
  • Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area.

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy respiratory function.
  • Supports healthy digestion, take internally to support healthy internal organ function.
  • Helps reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.

Aromatic Description: Camphoraceous, Herbaceous
Collection Method: Steam Distilation
Plant Part: Flower, Leaf
Main Constituents: 1, 8-Cineole, α-pinene, camphor