Rosemary oil is one of the most popular essential oils for its wide array of health benefits. It has become increasingly important and popular over the years as more of its various health benefits have become understood, including its ability to help our mind to focus, to stimulate hair growth, boost mental activity, relieve respiratory problems and reduce pain.
Rosemary is an excellent culinary herb. Many Mediterranean dishes are cooked with rosemary oil and freshly plucked rosemary leaves.
Country of origin: Spain
10 Uses of Organic Rosemary Essential Oil
1. Stress relief
It has been proven that inhaling rosemary or lavender essential oil for 5 minutes will decrease the level of cortisol in the saliva. Cortisol is one of the main stress hormones that are released during the “flight or fight” response of the body to stress.
2. Muscle and joint pain (arthritis and rheumatism)
Add 30 drops of rosemary oil into 30 ml carrier oil and use it to massage the affected area that is in pain. Taking baths with 10-15 drops of rosemary oil are also found to be effective in the treatment of rheumatism. It has anti-inflammatory property, which makes it very good for relieving the pain from sprains and joint aches.
3. Stimulate hair growth
Add 2-3 drops of rosemary and 1-2 drops of peppermint oil into your shampoo. Massage the scalp well to promote healthy hair growth.
4. Learning and Memory
Rosemary essential oil is an excellent brain and nerve tonic. It is often used by students during exam times because it increases concentration. It stimulates mental activity and is a good remedy for depression, mental fatigue and forgetfulness. Inhaling rosemary oil seems lift your spirits immediately. Mix a few drops of rosemary, lavender and lemon oils have shown to improve memory and enhance cognitive functions.
5. Boost Immunity
Rosemary is a helping hand when cold and flu season rolls round.The best is to do the lymphatic massage by diluting a few drops of rosemary oil with carrier oil and rub up your arms to the lymph nodes in your armpits. From the center of your chest, rub toward the armpit, and then down the neck. Massage your legs from your feet up to your groin.
6. Improve gallbladder function
The gallbladder plays an important role in digestion of food. Mix 3 drops of rosemary oil with 1/4 tsp of coconut oil and rub over gallbladder area 2x daily.
7. Help indigestion
Rosemary essential oil can be used externally for relief from symptoms of indigestion. If you’re suffering with flatulence, stomach cramps, constipation or bloating give it a try. Combine it with a carrier oil and massage into the stomach. You can also try a bath with rosemary oil for the same effect. Some even say that rubbing the oil on the bottom of your feet will alleviate indigestion!
Apply a drop topically to your temples or the aching parts of your head. You can also try rubbing it in your hands and cupping them over your mouth and nose for up to a minute. If your headache is stress related, then by using rosemary you will be alleviating the root cause of the pain.
9. Get rid of cellulite
Add two drops of rosemary essential oil and two drops of fennel essential oil to three teaspoons of a carrier oil like olive, jojoba or almond oil. Massage the problem areas daily. A rosemary oil lymph massage, outlined above, will also help with cellulite.
10. For stretch marks
Rosemary essential oil is one of the best essential oils for removing stretch marks, especially when blended with coconut oil. Mix 30 drops of rosemary oil in 30 ml coconut oil and apply daily until the marks faded.
This information is presented for informational purposes and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any illness.
Caution: If pregnant, suffering from any medical condition, or taking medication, consult a health care practitioner before use.
- Avoid eyes and mucus membranes
- Dilute properly
- May irritate skin
- Not for internal use
- Keep out of reach of children
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