Rosemary Essential Oil has been viewed as sacred by many civilizations for thousands of years. During the middle ages it was used to drive away evil spirits and as a protection from the plague.
Referred to as the "Herb of Remembrance", it is known for its ability to boost mental activity, ease respiratory issues, stimulate hair growth and reduce pain.
It has a strong herbal scent of evergreen with fresh woodsy undertones.
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Lets start with some basic information; a brief description of where the oil comes from, what it contains and how it is obtained. The following information is provided by Bill Fifield in his book "Integrated Guide to Essential Oils & Aromatherapy".
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Rosemary Oil comes from the pale blue flowering tops of a small evergreen bush. It originated in the Mediterranean area but can now be found worldwide.
It is a very versatile oil used in many areas such as:
Rosemary Essential Oil has powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, astringent and detoxifying properties.
As a result of these properties Rosemary Oil is able to remove excess oils, tighten your skin, reduce the size of pores and flush out toxins. It can also tame painful inflammation and increase circulation around itchy pimples so that they are reduced in size and eliminated.
Rosemary is safe on your skin and will not cause unwanted side-effects like many products with synthetic ingredients.
Rosemary Essential Oil is easily applied by creating a paste or gel using the following recipe:
In addition to this topical application of gel, I suggest you treat the condition internally with Peppermint Oil for 20 days. (see instructions on my Peppermint Oil page)
As we age we face increasing attacks from damaged cells called “free radicals”. These free radicals cause damage in healthy cells leading to aging, arthritis, cancer and heart disease etc.
The most powerful weapon we can use against free radicals comes in the form of “antioxidants” which can be found in foods such as red/purple berries, dark green vegetables, fish, nuts, whole grains and ….. some essential oils.
Rosemary Essential Oil has the ability to clear away phlegm, mucus, and inflammation in your respiratory system which makes it very effective in the treatment of cold and flu symptoms.
A couple drops of Rosemary oil can be placed on a tissue or on your palms and inhaled directly.
Because of its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic qualities Rosemary Oil is known for its affects on various skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, scabies, wrinkles as well as dry skin.
It's scent has a strong, herbal, evergreen, minty, fresh and woody-balsamic undertone.
A couple drops of Rosemary oil can also be placed on a tissue or on your palms and inhaled directly. This works great to remove a cloudy mind or confusion when your energy levels are low and, of course, it makes for a great depression remedy.
Rosemary Essential Oil can be taken internally to treat digestive problems like excess gas, diarrhea, colitis and liver disorders. Mix it 50:50 with carrier oil and consume one gelatin capsule with each meal.
A couple drops of Rosemary oil can also be placed on a tissue or on your palms and inhaled directly. This works great to remove a cloudy mind or confusion when your energy levels are low.
Rosemary is especially well known for its usage in hair care and has even been known to stimulate hair growth or to slow down premature hair loss. Try mixing a few drops with your hair care products or even with a little water and apply it to your scalp every day to combat dandruff as well as dry flaky or greasy hair.
To increase the thickness, mix 5-10 drops with about a teaspoon of warm Aloe Vera and massage it into your scalp for about 1 minute. Leave it in your hair for at least a half hour prior to taking a shower. This will help block Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that causes mail pattern baldness as well as thinning hair in females.
It also works great against a lice infestation or, mixed with a little water and sprayed on your skin/clothing as a mosquito repellent.
Rosemary essential oil has a long history for its ability to treat headaches because of its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
It also has the ability to lower stress and calm your nerves which means you can often use it to avoid tension headaches before they start.
Mix rosemary with a carrier oil and apply it to your temples, forehead as well as the back of your neck.
Apply a drop of Rosemary Essential Oil undiluted on a cut to stop it from bleeding.
For nosebleeds Rosemary can be applied over the bridge of your nose with a cold damp washcloth.
In order to strengthen your immune system and avoid infections, colds or the flu, diffuse Rosemary Essential Oil into the room twice daily.
Massage 50:50 Rosemary and carrier oil into your muscles to reduce pain, rheumatism, gout and water retention.
To assist with bronchitis, asthma, laryngitis, whooping cough etc. try using one or more of the following applications of Rosemary Essential Oil:
Because of its antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities Rosemary Oil is known for its affects on various skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, scabies, wrinkles as well as dry skin.
Apply it topically in a 50:50 blend with a carrier oil for larger areas or undiluted for localized conditions.
It will stop the bleeding if you apply it undiluted to a cut or sore.
Rosemary Oil has the ability to clear away phlegm, mucus, and inflammation in your respiratory system which makes it very effective in the treatment of cold and flu symptoms.
Rosemary Essential Oil can be used to ease headache pain and relieve dizziness. It can be used to help treat as well as prevent the occurence of vertigo symptoms.
As a treatment, add 3-4 drops to a pot of steaming water and inhale deeply.
Chronic sufferers may want to try diffusing a few drops daily, especially in the bedroom at night. As a bonus, it will help provide you with a great sleep.
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