Weekly Drops of Health - Rosemary

Trying to relax? Let the renewing properties of Rosemary oil soothe your body and soul at the end of a long day by creating a relaxing essential oil bath. Adding essential oils to a warm bath can promote a calming, relaxing environment that allows you to take a break—both mentally and physically. Combine Rosemary, Frankincense, and Epsom salt into your bath for a rejuvenating experience when you are in need of a little “me time.

Here's more info on Rosemary!

Rosemary is a fragrant herb native to the Mediterranean. High in antioxidants, Rosemary essential oil supports healthy liver function and digestion.* Rosemary essential oil clears mental confusion and soothes feelings of tension.

  • Diffuse while studying to maintain concentration Take internally to help reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.*
  • Add 1–2 drops of Rosemary essential oil to meats and marinades for flavoring and to support healthy digestion.*
  • Blend with Wintergreen and lotion for a soothing massage experience.
  • Combine with Epsom salts and Frankincense for a rejuvenating bath.

What Is the Benefit of Rosemary Oil?
Refreshing and herbaceous, the pleasant, pine-like aroma of Rosemary has been used to clear the mind for thousands of years. Rosemary is a fragrant herb in the mint family, which includes many popular kitchen herbs such as basil, sage, oregano, and marjoram. Ancient Greek scholars used Rosemary while taking exams because of its beneficial effects on concentration and focus. Today, the essential oil is still used to ease nervous tension and occasional fatigue.*

Rosemary is also used to promote a healthy respiratory system and healthy digestion.* It can also provide soothing massages. It has cleansing and purifying properties. One of Rosemary essential oil’s major constituents is eucalyptol (also known as 1,8-cineole), which is a common ingredient in many mouthwashes.

What Else is Rosemary Essential Oil Good For?
When taken internally, Rosemary essential oil has antioxidant properties.* Add it to your favorite meat dish or marinade for increased antioxidant support.* It’s tasty in recipes (pairing well with chicken, lamb, pork, and potatoes), and you only need a tiny drop to get a big burst of flavor.
The herbaceous, energizing aroma of Rosemary essential oil makes it the perfect companion for citrus oils like Wild Orange or Lemon. Rosemary also blends well with floral oils like Lavender, Geranium, or Jasmine. When you want a warm, woody scent, consider combining Rosemary with Cedarwood or Frankincense. Diffuse Rosemary during study time or while working to increase feelings of alertness and focus.

How Do You Use Rosemary Oil on Scalp and Hair?
Rosemary essential oil is a helpful addition to skin and hair products thanks to its mild cleansing properties. Rosemary supports a healthy scalp and head of hair. For a stimulating scalp massage, blend Rosemary with Melaleuca and Basil and leave on the hair for 15 minutes before showering and washing hair.

Where Does Rosemary Come From?
The Latin name for Rosemary is “dew of the sea,” and true to its name, rosemary grows wild on seashores throughout the Mediterranean. Most insects don’t like the smell of rosemary, which makes it a beneficial garden plant.

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