22 Health Benefits Of Rosemary Essential Oil

 

BOTANICAL NAME: Rosmarinus officinalis
ORIGIN: Spain
COLOR: Clear
AROMA: Herbaceous, camphorous, and slightly floral
PLANT PART: Leaves
BLENDS WELL WITH: Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Ginger, Lemon, Orange and Peppermint

 

 

WARNINGRosemary essential oil is Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS). Avoid using this oil if you have high blood pressure,epilepsy or prone to seizures. Additionally, children under 4, pregnant women or women who are breast feeding should NOT use this oil.

 

Rosemary has a slightly floral, herbaceous aroma can sharpen blurry thinking and increase mental stimulation. Adding a few drops of Spanish Rosemary to your most beloved shampoo or conditioner can restore your hair’s natural luster and shine. For those struggling with hair loss, Rosemary can be amazingly effective at stimulating hair growth.

Rosemary dates back to the Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks who all considered it sacred. Hippocrates added Rosemary to cooked vegetables to help promote a healthy liver and spleen. It was also widely used to cleanse the air and prevent sickness from spreading. The Queen of Hungary once used Rosemary to treat her goat. It is also included in Hungary Water to restore the function of paralyzed limbs.

Native to the Mediterranean coastline, Rosemary is a shrub that grows up to six feet tall. Its name means “dew, sea” from the Latin words “ros” and “marinus” which refers to Rosemary’s spread along the sea. Only the leaves are put through a steam distillation process to extract Spanish Rosemary essential oil. Several varieties of Rosemary get produced during the process and should be noted by their differences.

 

 

 

 

100% pure rosemary essential oil contains the following properties:

  • Anti-infalmmatory
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-depressant
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-cancer
  • Anti-infectious
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anti-catarrhal
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-microbial
  • Carminative
  • Cicatrisant
  • Decongestant
  • Diuretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Expectorant

 

 

Anxiety
Place one drop into your hands and rub together, cup over your mouth and nose and breathe in for up to a minute.

Cellulite
Massage 1-2 drops in the area you would like get rid of cellulite once a day.

Digestion
Rub topically on bottom of feet or stomach to help with digestion.

Oral Health
Rosemary oil has antibacterial and astringent properties in itThose properties are effective to treat conditions such as bad breath, plaque, gingivitis and cavities. It can be used as a mouth wash.

Constipation
Massage 1-2 drops of rosemary essential oil over the lower abdomen in a clockwise rotation every hour until you have relief or take in a capsule.

Hair Loss
Massaging the scalp helps to stimulate and rejuvenate hair follicles by increasing the blood circulation. Though using any ordinary oil for head massage help to stop hair fall, applying rosemary essential oil doubles the effect. You just need to add a few drops of essential oil into any regular carrier oil and massage your scalp as frequently as you usually do.

Fatigue
Inhale from the bottle or massage into your feet each morning and night.

Colds
Take a drop in a capsule and massage into reflex points.

Stuffy Nose
Use Rosemary in a steam inhalation to clear a stuffy nose. Use Rosemary in a steam inhalation to clear a stuffy nose

Bronchitis
Use same method as stated for stuffy nose.

Arthritis
Massage 1 drop with a carrier oil to the area of concern.

Strep Throat
Massage 1- 2 drops to the chest. Use steam inhalation or gargle with warm water if using 100% pure oil.

Headaches
Add 1 drop to a carrier oil and massage on temples. You can also add 1 drop to your hands and cup over your nose and inhale.

Dandruff
Apply a few drops in your regular shampoo.

Inflammation
Massage 2 drops to the area of concern.

Coughs
Massage a few drops with a carrier oil and apply to the chest a few times a day.

Depression
Apply 1 drop to the hands and cup over nose inhale deeply for 1 minute.

Concentration
Diffuse through the air, apply to the soles of the feet or temples
.

Memory
Use same method as mentioned for concentration.

Low Blood Pressure
Apply topically over the chest near the heart several times a day.

Kidney Inflammation
Apply diluted oil over kidneys multiple times a day.

Oily Hair
Add a few drops to your regular shampoo.

 

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  • Akaleistar

    I could use a little help with concentration 🙂

  • Gemma Donohue

    Def I need to try, for my low blood pressure
    I love your blog, because really cover so much information about do many good subject , very educative 🙂
    As alwayis great work darling
    xoxo
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  • Annette

    Wow Rosemary has so many different uses!! Amazing, thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • This Rosemary Oil sounds like a miracle, I never knew it had so many great uses. I especially love the fact that you can use it for a stuffy nose because I have seasonal allergies and this may totally help. I do believe in it’s calming and mood lifting affects! Great that you wrote about it :))

    xx,

    Tania

    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

  • So useful tip as always Simera.
    I need it in my life
    Thank you so much <3 <3 <3
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

  • Wooow..This is great information on rosemary oil..I think i need it for my hair..I will get it soon

  • Paola

    So helpful post, I would like to try this oil!!!
    xo Paola
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  • Simera, I want to try this for my concentration and memory… I like how easy it sounds to use… and I say anything natural that can help me to concentrate is an amazing product xox

    • It sure is great. I love using it to clear sinuses.

  • isabel selles

    it’s an essential!!

    xx

    isa

    http://www.un-likely.com

  • Jackie Harrison

    A very helpful oil to benefit you.

  • ElleSees.blogspot.com

    sniffing some rosemary right now for my stuffed nose!

  • Bella Pummarola

    I have a rosemary lotion for my hair and it’s great!

    Bella Pummarola

  • Such a great post, I really like the benefits of this oil, especially cause it’s for headaches, I’ve been searching for a natural way of dealing with them. Hope it doesn’t smell strongly !!! Thanks for sharing 🙂 xo
    http://stylesensemoments.blogspot.com/

    • Lavender is excellent for headaches as well.

  • Jessica (What To Style)

    Rosemary is great for many things! I didn’t know about the essential oil, I need to find it out! =D

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jessica

  • Farah

    Great post dear.

  • I love rosemary as a herb for cooking but wow, I never know that it’s not advisable for anyone with high blood pressure, epilepsy or prone to seizure, I learn something new today.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Me too I love using it in cooking. The warning refers to the oil not the herb because of the high concentration in the oil.

  • I use rosemary in my cooking but I never knew there was an essential oil counterpart that had such benefits.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • There sure is. You can use this oil in cooking but I would recommend sticking with only one drop since it’s highly concentrated.

  • Elena Dal Maso

    I’d like to apply it on my hair :)))
    Lovely review, Simera!

    xoxo
    http://www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

  • sounds very good this oil
    I wish you an happy day
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  • dollactitud
  • Nice review – very helpful!
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  • Natasha Bhatt

    That was useful piece of information.. wud love to try this oil 🙂

    • Thanks Natasha. Glad this post was helpful.

  • I heard it is really good for hair loss, but I haven’t tried it yet.