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
SpainHistory 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.Cautions