What is Rosemary Oil?
Rosemary essential oil is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), while rosemary extract is extracted from the leaves using supercritical CO2 extraction process.
Rosemary essential oil contains more oil and is therefore more potent as opposed to the rosemary extract, which is mainly used in culinary.
Rosemary, being an evergreen shrub, prefers Mediterranean climate.
Rosemary Oil contains terpines such as camphor, caryophyllene, camphene and pinene, which give Rosemary oil its distinctive strong and woody aroma.
Why use Rosemary Oil?
Rosemary oil is an affordable essential oil, used in culinary and body and skin care products. Due to the terpines chemical constituents, it’s potently antimicrobial, anti-fungal as well as antioxidant. It can be used as a natural preservative, as well as an insect repellent.
Rosemary oil promotes circulation, therefore it’s a widely used massage oil. As it should not be used alone, it’s recommended that Rosemary Oil is diluted in carrier oils such as almond oil, castor oil, jojoba oil or olive oil. Rosemary Oil relieves muscle pain, uplifts the mood, promotes good memory and clarity and aids with respiratory problems. Rosemary oil can be used in an anti-acne treatment products. It also promotes a healthy glow and tones the skin.
Jurlique night cream | Juice Beauty cream blusher | RMS Beauty lip & skin balm | Trilogy moisturizing cream | Green People anti-aging facial oil | Ilia Beauty tinted moisturizer | Julisis gold elixir | Fairfield Gardens lip balm | Caudalie overnight recovery oil | The Organic Pharmacy carrot cleanser | Elemental Herbology facial hydrator | Acure facial serum | Absolution exfoliator | Pangea Organics facial toner | Green People serum | Rossi Uvema face toner | Pangea Organics facial cream | Aurelia cleanser |
In cosmetic products, it’s usually found in shampoo, conditioner, soap and perfume, mouthwash and toothpaste.
Rosemary Oil should not be used while pregnant, as it can cause miscarriage.
Isvara Organics shampoo | Isvara Organics conditioner | John Masters Organics shampoo | John Masters Organics detangler | Badger Balm hair oil | Giovanni conditioner | Giovanni shampoo | Green & Spring shampoo | Seascape shampoo | Seascape conditioner | A’Kin shampoo | Weleda hair tonic | Avalon organics conditioner | Avalon Organics shampoo | Aromatherapy Associates conditioner | Avalon Organics conditioner | Avalon Organics shampoo | Green People shampoo | Intelligent Nutrients shampoo |
Uses of Rosemary Oil:
- facial creams and serums targeting acne, dermatitis, eczema
- shampoo (especially anti-dandruff ones)
- bath oil and bath salts
- scrubs and peelings
- natural anti-repellent
- house cleaning products
Deep Steep hand wash | Scentered therapy balm | John Masters Organics hand cream | Cowshed body lotion | Burt’s Bees body wash | John Masters Organics body wash | REN shower wash | Hugo Naturals bath bomb | Aura Cacia mineral bath salt | Lola’s Apothecary bath and shower oil | Ambre herbal bath oil | Plant Apothecary wakeup body oil | Trevarno balm | Aromatherapy Associates bath & shower oil | Green & Spring body lotion | Elemental Herbology bath oil | Isla Apothecary foot scrub | Dr Hauschka foot cream | Joik body oil | Real Purity deodorant | Green People deodorant |
Rosemary Oil is recommended for:
- oily and acne prone skin
- dermatitis, eczema
- oily scalp
- body massage
- as house cleaner
- breathing conditions
- in culinary as a spice
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What are some of your uses of Rosemary Oil?