Rosemary is the strongest cephalic essential oil, and scientifically proves correct the old folk saying "Rosemary for remembrance" 1 drop of rosemary mixed with 2 drops of neroli can be dabbed on the wrists before taking a test (neroli calms the nerves and rosemary strengthens the mind and increases creativity). Overall, rosemary is reviving, refreshing and strengthening.
Excellent in massage, rosemary is used for relaxing tight, overworked muscles, relieving fluid retention and detoxifying the lymphatic system. It is reputed to help hair growth, makes a good tonic for the scalp and helps to prevent dandruff. As a powerful antiseptic, when used in a burner rosemary can help to prevent the spread of airborne infections. It is also a liver tonic, and a few drops in a morning bath can help to relieve a hangover.
Psychologically, rosemary is stimulating, purifying and protecting. It is a traditional ingredient of incense and aids meditation, keeping the mind clear and alert.
Rosemary is a psychic protector, a symbol of friendship and love and, as a reminder of love and death, it was traditionally burned at weddings and funerals. It is associated with the third eye chakra, assisting clear thought and inner vision.
Use it for
- improving circulation
- boosting alertness
- soothing tense muscles
- alleviating headaches
- cleaning the house
Main therapeutic properties
- Home: for extra antibacterial and antiseptic qualities, add rosemary to unscented liquid hand soap, about 1 to 2 drops per 1/4 to 1/3 cup (50-70ml).
- Massage: to soothe muscle pain or mitigate muscle spasms, create a massage oil. Add 7 drops of rosemary and 5 drops of lavender to 2 tablespoons (30ml) of a carrier oil (scale up as needed). Blend and massage directly into the skin.
- Hair care: in addition to improving circulation, rosemary oil stimulates hair follicles. To boost growth or treat dry, unhealthy hair, add 1 to 2 drops of rosemary to a single-use amount of shampoo before applying it to hair and washing as usual.
Contraindications: Do not use rosemary while pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have epilepsy or are prone to seizures, refrain from use.
- Scientific Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
- Family: Lamiaceae
- Country of Origin: Spain
- Net Content: 0.34 fl oz/10ml