Rosemary

Botanical name:

Rosmarinus officinalis

 

Origin:

Corsica, Germany, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia

 

Method of extraction:

Steam distilled

 

Color:

Clear

 

Viscosity:

Thin

 

Extracted from:

Leaves and flower buds

 

Note clarification:

Middle

 

Aroma:

Woody, sweet and herbaceous, even camphorous

 

Blends well with:

Basil, all the citrus oils, cedarwood, citronella, eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender, lavandin lemon, lemongrass, oregano peppermint, pine needle, sage, thyme

 

Therapeutic uses:

It is one of the best natural memory boosters and is uplifting. It stimulates brain function to improve concentration, focus, and clarity.

In shampoos, it promotes a healthy scalp and combats dandruff.

In a diffuser, it can be a respiratory support.

In massage oil, it’s warming and helps circulation. This can help with joint pain and muscle aches.

 

Safety:

Keep rosemary away from infants and children under 10 years.

It is not safe to use if you suffer from epilepsy

Avoid this oil if you are pregnant or if you have high blood pressure.

 

Approximate shelf life:

(Undiluted)

5 - 6 years (refrigerated)

 

Notes:

Rosemary Verbenone essential oil has a less camphorous aroma

Rosemary Cineole essential oil is often the preferred oil for respiratory or circulatory treatments

 

 

Disclaimer:

Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments

 

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