Rosemary is related to mint and looks very similar to lavender. It has leaves that are flat like pine needles, and a scent that is woodsy and citrus-like. Rosemary was considered to be sacred by the Egyptians, Hebrews Greeks and Romans and was used in the Middle Ages to ward off evil spirits and protect against the plague. Rosemary has a clear, refreshing herbal smell, is clear in color and is watery in viscosity.
Rosemary essential oil is favored for:
- Constipation – Considered an excellent choice for reducing the symptoms of constipation.
- Hair Care –Rosemary is used for treating dandruff by keeping the skin moisturized and healthy.
- Oral Care -This oil contains anti-bacterial properties and is used as a natural mouthwash. Add a few drops to a glass of warm water, swish in mouth and rinse. Do not swallow.
- Skin Care –Rosemary is used to treat eczema, dermatitis, oily skin and acne. May add a few drops to face cream or moisturizer.
- Memory, Dementia, Alzheimers – This oil is up lifting and may help with concentration, stress and anxiety and is often used to stimulate cognitive activity and improve memory.
- Stress Reducer – Well known for its calming properties, this oil may help reduce irritability, anger, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia and depression. Rosemary brings a sense peace and calm. You may dilute with water and spray on your pillowcases and sheets.
- Pain –Rosemary is often used for reducing achy joints. Blend with carrier oil and massage onto affected areas. Rosemary has a wonderful aroma and is an excellent inhalant, use in room fresheners, beauty aids, bath, candles and diffusers.
- Expectorant – Is widely used to treat cough, colds, congestion and bronchitis. Use in a diffuser, steam bath, vaporizer or warm bath.
- Immune System – Three key components of Rosemary are anti inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic. This trio is a great defense for the immune system, supporting it and protecting the body from free radicals and toxins.