One of the oldest documented herbs, rosemary oil is distilled from the flowering tops of the plant. Rosemary has a long history of use for medicinal and culinary purposes. When Egyptian tombs were opened, Rosemary oil was found in them and was said to have been buried as a symbol of regeneration.
Rosemary Oil Benefits
- Skin. Antiseptic properties helpful with parasites, ringworm and scabies. Has been used with acne, blackheads, hair stimulant, dandruff control and as a skin tonic.
- Respiratory. Decongestant, expectorant, restorative, stimulant and general body tonic properties.
- Muscular/skeletal. Excellent sports rub. During exercise, it assists with blood flow, acting against the buildup of lactic acid after training. Helps with muscular stiffness, sprains and strains.
- Cardiovascular/lymphatic. Stimulates circulation, activates metabolism and assists the body with energy and vitality. Has been used to strengthen arterial flow, combat lethargy and elevate low blood pressure.
- Immune system. Strong anti-viral and antibacterial. Helps stimulate white blood cells to strengthen the immune system and assist in resisting infections.
- Emotional/energetic. Stimulates the central nervous system and aids mental clarity, memory recall, awareness, and creativity. Stimulating to the senses and has been used for apathy and gloom.
Rosemary Essential Oil Use
- Topical. Applied neat and diluted on the skin, depending on the application.
- Diffusion. Can be air diffused at intervals.
- Massage. Good massage oil for lower back, abdomen and feet for weary muscles.
- Other. Rosemary can be added to personal care items.
- Oil Burner. Add some water with your fragrance and a tealight candle.
Do NOT use during pregnancy. Always test a small amount of any essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. If you are pregnant or have a medical condition, consult a physician, preferably one knowledgeable in holistic health and/or aromatherapy.