Organic 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.
Lemongrass essential oil, Cymbopogon flexuosus, has a wonderful, uplifting lemony scent that is steam distilled from a grass harvested in Guatemala. Lemongrass has long been used in Eastern medicine to treat muscular pain and stiffness. Its astringent properties make it useful in the treatment of acne, blemishes, and other skin inflammations. Lemongrass essential oil is particularly high in anti-bacterial, antiseptic, healing and soothing properties. Skin-soothing properties help cleanse your skin without the drying that overexcites the oil glands.
In hair care, lemongrass oil increases fullness and body and adds luster to dull hair. It may also be an effective treatment to combat hair loss and oily hair and scalp conditions. Some herbalists believe that lemongrass oil can strengthen the hair follicles, another benefit for those suffering from thinning or weak hair.
Aromatherapy Properties: There has been recent research in India that shows that lemongrass acts as a sedative on the central nervous system which helps relieve tension and promotes the sensation of being calm. The scent of Lemongrass is soothing, stimulating, and refreshing. Aromatherapists value lemongrass for its ability to both calm and revitalize, to relieve tension, invigorate, and inspire.
Pregnancy & Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children 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 have any 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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