Rosemary

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Botanical name:

Rosmarinus officinalis

 

Origin:

Native to the Mediterranean region, Corsica, France, Germany, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia

 

Method of extraction:

Steam distilled

 

Color:

Clear to pale yellow

 

Viscosity:

Thin

 

Extracted from:

Leaves and flower buds

 

Note clarification:

Middle

 

Aroma:

Woody, sweet and herbaceous, and 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, promotes hair growth, and combats dandruff.

In a diffuser, it can offer respiratory support for asthma sufferers.

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. Rosemary has a high camphor content which is too stimulating for their immature respiratory systems.

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.

(Source - Tisserand and Young, Essential Oil Safety, Second edition page 407 - 409)

 

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.

Read more:

Please go ahead and click on this link to read more about the risks and benefits of rosemary. The article is published on Remedy Grove.  

Rosemary, The Brain Fog Warrior

Sources:

Please refer to the 'References and Certifications' page. 

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