Rosemary is the classic ‘get up and go’ oil. It has a clear, fresh, herbaceous aroma. It is greatly used in a diffuser for concentration and study and also good to use in a shower gel to wake you up in the morning. Rosemary is also great to use in a massage blend for muscular aches and pains.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae).
Country of Origin: Tunisia
Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from the sprigs.
Main Therapeutic Properties: Antibacterial, Anticatarrhal, Antirheumatic, Antispasmodic, Neuro tonic, Expectorant.
Contraindications: Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use on children under the age of 2. Do not use on people with epilepsy or fever. Do not use at more than 2% dilution on the skin or mucous membrane areas.
Did you know: This oil was used in the Middle Ages to drive away evil spirits.
Oil Appearance: Clear.
Chakra: Brow & Heart.
Chinese Element: Fire.
Rosemary is an evergreen shrub which grows up to 180cm in height. This oil is clear in colour.
There are three main types of Rosemary. The best one for aromatherapy use is the eucalyptol (cineole) chemotype, from Tunisia, Morocco and Italy. The camphor chemotype comes from Spain, and the verbenone chemotype comes from Algeria and Corsica. The latter is contraindicated due to neuro-toxicity. We supply the finest quality Tunisian Rosemary, which is a superior product.
Try adding 3 drops of Rosemary, 2 drops of Lemon and 1 drop of Peppermint to a tepid bath before an important occasion.
Adding a few drops to the final rinsing water for dark hair can help keep a natural shine.
To aid concentration, in the office or when studying, add 3 drops of Rosemary and two drops of Grapefruit to the water in an oil burner or diffuser. Peppermint is also a good oil for concentration and blends well with Rosemary.
Use a blend of 2 drops Rosemary, 2 Drops Black Pepper and 3 drops Lavender in 15ml of Peach Kernel, and massage into overworked muscles.