Though it is famous for its applications in the culinary world, rosemary has uses that reach far beyond cook books or holiday meals. Rosemary oil is a versatile essential oil that proves useful in everyday life for things like promoting healthy-looking hair and creating a relaxing massage. Learn more about Rosemary oil and discover the diverse uses for this herbaceous, energizing doTERRA product.
Rosemary Oil Uses and Benefits
- The chemical makeup of Rosemary oil gives it renewing properties that can be both energizing and settling—particularly when you diffuse the oil. When you need to study for a big test, memorize your slides for a presentation at work, or just need to finish a project, diffusing Rosemary oil can be helpful. In the essential oil diffuser of your choice, consider diffusing Rosemary essential oil while studying to help maintain concentration. As the renewing, green aroma of Rosemary oil wafts through the room, you’ll be able to focus on the task at hand.
- Trying to relax? Let the renewing properties of Rosemary essential 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.
- Like many other essential oils, Rosemary oil can be helpful for promoting full, healthy-looking hair. When you want to promote an abundant-looking head of hair, consider using Rosemary oil when giving yourself a stimulating scalp massage. To improve the scalp massage even further, combine Tea Tree and Rosemary oil together. Whether you are styling or grooming your lovely locks, it is always a good idea to use Rosemary oil for hair.
- Because of its rejuvenating scent and renewing properties, Rosemary oil is often used for massage. Consider combining Rosemary oil with a carrier oil like doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and applying it during massage. To create a soothing massage experience, you can also blend Rosemary oil with Wintergreen to cool and relax the skin. When you want a relaxing massage, mix Lavender with Rosemary oil for stress reduction.
A member of the mint family, Rosmarinus officinalis is a highly aromatic shrub that is most widely known for its use in traditional dishes like potatoes, stuffing, lamb, turkey, chicken, and more. Ancient people like the Egyptians, Romans, Hebrews, and Greeks considered rosemary to be sacred, and it was often used by healers in these early cultures. Native to Mediterranean areas, this fragrant plant produces leaves from which Rosemary essential oil is extracted.
Chemistry of Rosemary Oil
Main Chemical Components: 1,8-Cineole, a-pinene, camphor
Rosemary includes the chemical constituents 1,8 Cineole and alpha pinene, which are generally known for their renewing properties. The chemical makeup of Rosemary oil contributes to its ability to repel insects and to affect mood. Pinene and camphor are the monoterpenes
responsible for Rosemary oil’s ability to deter insects. These chemicals are also what make Rosemary oil so stimulating—allowing it to have enhancing effects on mood. Much like the oil’s uses, the chemical profile of Rosemary oil is extremely diverse.
Oils that Blend Well with Rosemary Oil
The herbaceous, energizing aroma of Rosemary essential oil makes it the perfect companion for citrus oils like Wild Orange
. With a scent that resembles an herb garden, Rosemary oil also blends well with floral oils like Lavender
or Jasmine. When you want a warm, woody scent, consider combining Rosemary oil with oils like Cedarwood
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.