Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary essential oil, Rosmarinus officinalis, steam distilled from the aromatic leaves of the herb, has a strong, minty, herbaceous scent. The name is derived from the Latin word Rosmarinus, which means “dew of the sea." The plant, considered sacred by the Romans, was used as a decoration for statues and paintings of the gods. In ancient Greece, statues were decorated with rosemary wreaths and students wore rosemary in their hair while studying--they believed it strengthened their memory. Rosemary is a member of the mint (Lamiacae) family, an aromatic family of herbs that includes lavender, basil, myrtle, mint, oregano, and sage.
Rosemary essential oil has antiseptic, astringent, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. It helps balance oily or problem skin and is a beneficial additive to skincare products meant to soothe dry or oily skin, eczema, inflammation, and acne. Also known for its stimulating, soothing, and pain-relieving properties, a rosemary salve or massage oil can help alleviate aches and pains from sore muscles and joints.
In hair care, rosemary is a good tonic for thinning hair and dandruff. Rosemary encourages the growth of strong healthy hair by improving blood flow to the scalp and stimulating hair follicles. It also moisturizes a dry scalp to relieve dandruff, helps increase manageability, and brings out highlights of dark hair.
Aromatherapy Properties: Its invigorating fragrance helps reduce stress levels and nervous tension, eliminates negative moods, wakes up the brain, stimulates mental alertness and activity, restores vitality, increases creativity, enhances concentration and improves memory. Some report that it also helps decrease tension headaches. From ancient times rosemary has been regarded as a token of remembrance.
Note: The ingredient called Rosemary Oil Extract is not an essential oil. Please see Natural Additives.
Pregnancy: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during pregnancy because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy, please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or any have medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.
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