Rosemary Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Rosemary Essential Oil is considered one of the best tonics for the nervous system. It clears the mind and stimulates the brain. The old saying “rosemary for remembrance” probably stems from this long known property. Its cleansing action makes it also good for the respiratory system. And its stimulating properties make it useful in massage oils for tired muscles and poor circulation. Rosemary has been used in skin and hair preparations for many years and may help to promote healthy hair growth.
Rosemary is an evergreen bush with grey-green needle shaped leaves and small pale blue flowers. It has a strong penetrating aroma which is produced by the whole plant and is probably one of the best known herbs. It was used by the ancient Egyptians and was considered sacred by the Greeks and Romans. It was even used during the Middles Ages to ward off evil spirits and to protect against the plague.
|Botanical name||Rosmarinus officinalis|
|Method of Extraction||Steam distilled|
|Plant Part||leaves and flowering tops|
|Country of Origin||Tunisia|
|Blends well with||basil, cedarwood, citrus oils, frankincense, lavender, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, thyme|
|Cautions||Being highly stimulating it should not be used by anyone suffering from epilepsy or high blood pressure. Also avoid during pregnancy.|