Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Plant Part: Herb
Description: An evergreen shrub with numerous branches, Rosemary has ash-colored scaly bark and leathery, thick leaves, which are lustrous and dark green above, and white underneath. Its name means, dew of the sea (this is because rosemary naturally grows near the Mediterranean Sea).
Colour: Colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Rosemary Essential Oil is credited as having stimulating and warming actions and can be used in numerous skin care products. It is used in hair care to stimulate hair growth and improves most scalp problems, particularly dandruff and seborrhea. It nourishes the scalp and keeps hair looking healthy and shiny. Rosemary Essential Oil is said to have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties and is also used to balance intense emotions and control mood swings. It lifts the spirits, counters depression and assists in managing stress.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends Well With: Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Ginger, Lemon, Orange and Peppermint.
Aromatic Scent: Rosemary Essential Oil has a fresh, strong, woody, balsamic, herbal minty scent.
History: Rosemary has been used medicinally for several thousand years. It’s leaves were traditionally burned in hospitals to purify the air.
Caution: Rosemary Essential Oil is generally non-toxic and non-sensitizing. It is not suitable for people with epilepsy or high blood pressure. Avoid in pregnancy since it is an emmenagogue.