Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary essential oil
INCI: Rosmarinus officinalis leaf oil
Steam distillation of the leaves and fresh flowering tops.
One of the oldest plants to offer its gifts for human use. In ancient Greece the leaves and twigs were burned as temple offerings and in the Middle Ages was used against bad-intentioned spirits and to protect against plague.
It is highly valued in western herbal medicine for its ability to stimulate blood circulation. This property makes Rosemary useful not only for poor circulation, including low blood pressure and varicose veins, but also for other stagnant conditions such as acne, dandruff, greasy hair, rheumatism and other joint and muscular pain, bronchitis, dyspepsia, flatulence, liver congestion, heavy menstrual periods, mental fatigue and depression. It is also an effective antioxidant, anti-microbial and insect repellent.
Add to a base oil or to a combination of St. John's Wort oil and Calendula oil together with Lavender essential oil for a relief of muscular and arthritic pain. Add to base shampoo or base hair conditioner to promote hair growth, for greasy hair, dandruff, lice. It combines well with Rose Geranium essential oil in shampoos and hair conditioners.
Caution: Not to be used by epileptics and individuals with high blood pressure. Possible sensitization in some individuals. We recommend a patch test (dilute the essential oil in a cream or carrier oil first) before using any new skincare preparation. As with virtually all essential oils it should not be used neat on the skin nor be taken internally!
If you are not familiar with the use of essential oils please read our Essential Oils - Important Safety Points.
10ml, 30ml or 100ml brown glass bottle with dropper cap. Larger sizes available on request.