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Rosemary Essential Oil

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100% Pure & Natural Rosemary Essential Oil

Botanical Name: rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary, which means "dew of the sea," is one of the most well-known and most beneficial essential oils in aromatherapy. It's a very powerful, a little bit goes a long way.

Its uses are widespread - from vanquishing sluggishness to helping mental clarity just to name a few.

Sacred to Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and found in First Dynasty tombs, Rosemary was revered for its purifying properties and contributions to general wellness. A Saxon manuscript described its use as: “For the sickly, take this wort rosemary, pound it with oil, smear the sickly one, wonderfully thou healest him.”

Uses of Rosemary Essential Oil
  • For healthy-looking hair mix equal parts Rosemary oil and Jojoba oil with a little Basil oil. Brush through hair each night from scalp to the ends.
  • Add a few drops to skin care products to help improve the appearance dull, tired-looking skin.
  • Diffuse in a water-based diffuser or vaporizer to improve the scent of a room, purify spaces, encourage mental clarity and banish forgetfulness.
  • Add 10-15 drops Rosemary oil to a warm, soothing bath. Relax and soak sore muscles.
  • Skip your afternoon coffee and apply a few drops of Rosemary and Peppermint oil with a carrier oil (such as Safflower, Sunflower or Jojoba) and rub on neck and shoulders for a natural pick-me-up.
  • Try breathing in Rosemary deeply to encourage creativity and inspiration.
  • Place a cloth with a few drops of Rosemary in drawers to keep moths and vermin away. Plus your clothes will smell great.
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History and Background

Rosemary is one of the oldest plants reported to be used for medicines, food, and religious ceremonies. From protective fumes during the Plague in the Middle Ages, to powerful apothecary remedies during the Renaissance, to burning plants at ancient Grecian burial sites.

In cosmetics, Rosemary was an ingredient included in one of the first commercially-sold face creams in Britain back in the 17th Century.

In Chinese medicine, warm/dry action, fire element, excellent yang tonic, promotes circulation of Qi and blood, energizes Heart Qi. Psychologically, promotes self-worth and strong, healthy ego, boosts confidence and morale, warms one’s Spirit.

As the herb of remembrance, helps recall loved ones and to remember our own true path. Stimulates the 6th chakra.

Physical Description

Rosemary oil is colorless to pale yellow in color.

Aromatic Description

This oil's aroma is strong, fresh, minty-camphoraceous, balsamic, and slightly woody.

Biological Makeup and Components

pinenes, camphene, limonene, cineol (40%), borneal with camphor (10%), linalol, terpineol, octanone, bornyl acetate.

Extraction Technique

For the best quality, Rosemary essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the fresh, flowering tops of the plant. Normally the oil is of lesser quality if made from the whole plants.

Information for Aromatherapists

Rosemary is a top note, blending well with Lavender, Lavandin, Citronella, Oregano, Thyme, Pine, Basil, Peppermint, Elemi, Cedarwood, Petitgrain, Cinnamon and other spice oils.

Our Rosemary essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.

  • Use only in a dilution.
  • For external use only, do not ingest.
  • Do not use during pregnancy or if you are breast feeding, if you have high blood pressure, or if you have fever.
  • Not for children under 2 years, epileptics.
  • Avoid direct contact with eyes.
  • Always keep essential oils out of reach of children.
  • Keep this oil tightly closed and store away from direct sunlight and heat.
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