Rosemary Essential Oil as one of the most broadly used plants throughout the ages. It still can be used for numerous applications including stimulating hair growth due loss due to aging and restoring mental alertness when experiencing fatigue.
I like to use it when I am mentally fatigued especially when I am overtired and still have a bit of work to do!
My favorite professionally made blends that contain Rosemary are Clarity Melrose, Purification and Thieves blends. All of these oils are in my top 20 blends list for sure! And I use them daily at home and at the barn with the horses.
PS It also is very common for Rosemary oil to be adulterated. So make sure you know your source, and chemotype (see below).
This section is a fun and easy reference guide for Rosemary Essential Oil. It will tell you how to use it and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun suggestions, safety precautions for you and your pet!
As I receive new tips and testimonials for Rosemary they will be added to the page, so check back frequently!
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What is the Genus Species? Rosmarinus officinalis CT cineol
Why is this information important? There are several different chemotypes of Rosemary.
A chemotype (CT) is a designation that tells you that the species has different chemical constituents. This usually occurs because the plant is grown in a different area under a distinct climate that alters the chemistry.
This is extremely important information. Remember, even though they may share some similar properties they are not at all the same. And they are used for different purposes.
Rosemary Chemotypes -
Where is the name derived from? Rosemary comes from a latin word "ros marinus" meaning "rose or dew of the sea".
Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Leaves
What is the ORAC Value? 330 µTE/100g
Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Blueberries = 2,400; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that Rosemary is contained in Hildegard’s Medicine Book? Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was known as the first herbalist and naturopath of the middle ages. Her book documented over 12,000 remedies. Wow!
What are the Plant Properties? Uplifting and stimulating.
What are the Documented Uses for Rosemary? Hair loss due to aging. Skin care. Mental fatigue.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Keeps the mind alert and focused. Strong aromatic scent of herbs and wood.
What is the Spiritual Influence? Walking in your truth by being faithful to your self and your own destiny or purpose.
Even the Greeks and Romans used it to understand loyalty. Loyalty to self before others. When we are more loving and loyal to others rather than to ourselves our energy becomes stagnant and cloudy (resulting in poor circulation and/or concentration). This is why this oil is connected to our heart energy.
What Chakra is Affected? Opens the heart chakras by promoting circulation of Qi energy and blood.
How do I use it?
Use diluted - 50:50 dilution. Then,
Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No
Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes, stimulates hair growth and helps produce shiny coats.
All of the professionally made blends I mentioned in the introduction, I use at the barn everyday with the horses and I highly recommend them. Just click on the link to find out how I use them!
Use Clarity for concentration...Use Purification and Melrose for fungus and cuts....And use Thieves for Infection!
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus products and oils in particular. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Rosemary essential oil is Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS).
However, those with high blood pressure or prone to seizures should avoid using this oil. Additionally, children under 4, pregnant women or women who are breast feeding should NOT use this oil.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that Rosemary was thought to protect against witchcraft and spells?
Did you know that Rosemary was one of the ingredients found in “Four Thieves Vinegar” or “Marseilles Vinegar”?
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Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User
I like to smell Rosemary Essential Oil when I am mentally fatigued especially when I am overtired and still have a bit of work to do!
Sometimes I make a spray of Rosemary, Peppermint and Lemon to use when I’m working to stay on track!
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