Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Though it is famous for its applications in the culinary world, rosemary has uses that reach far beyond cook books or holiday meals. Rosemary essential oil is a versatile essential oil that proves useful in everyday life for things like promoting healthy-looking hair, creating a relaxing massage, cooking healthy meals, and more. It even supports healthy digestion.* Learn more about Rosemary oil and discover the diverse uses for this herbaceous, energizing doTERRA product.
Want to add Rosemary essential oil to your essential oil collection? Learn how to order by visiting our Rosemary oil page. Once you receive your own bottle of potent, pure Rosemary essential oil, you’ll find everyday uses for this product—whether you are cooking, trying to promote healthy-looking hair, or seeking to create a relaxing environment. Most importantly, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that this oil is safe to use at home and on your family. When you buy essential oils from doTERRA, you have the assurance that each bottle of oil has been responsibly sourced, thoroughly tested, and carefully produced with your family in mind.
If you want to use Rosemary oil for cooking, check out some of our favorite Rosemary oil recipes:
Rosemary Lemon Hummus
Strawberry Rosemary Crostata
Want more Rosemary oil DIY’s? Here are a few essential oil hair DIY’s you can try at home that include Rosemary oil:
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 oil is extracted.
Main Chemical Components: 1,8-Cineole, a-pinene, camphor
Rosemary oil 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.
The herbaceous, energizing aroma of Rosemary oil makes it the perfect companion for citrus oils like Wild Orange or Lemon. 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 and Frankincense.
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.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.