Rosemary has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years.
Country of Origin: Spain
Part of plant used in production: Branch, leaf and flower
Methods of production: Steam Distillation
Properties: Antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antispasmodic.
Uses: Rosemary oil has a mesmerizing aroma that makes it a great inhalant, boosting mental energy while clearing the respiratory tract. It is a strong antioxidant, that is very effective in hair care products: for fighting dandruff, dull skin, and helping hair growth. It is also used to soothe aching muscles, arthritis, exhaustion, muscle cramping, neuralgia, poor circulation, and rheumatism.
Blends well with: Rosemary combines well with other green notes such as peppermint, basil, thyme and marjoram.
It works equally well with pine smelling oils such as juniper and cypress, as well as woody scents such as sandalwood and cedarwood.
It is equally at home with citrus oils like lemon, or orange.
Safety: Rosemary oil is potentially neurotoxic depending on the level of camphor present. For topical uses only. Dilute before use. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. Rosemary essential oil should not be used for people with high blood pressure or epilepsy. Avoid during pregnancy.