Essential Oil - Rosemary - .5 fl. oz.
Our organic rosemary essential oil is a middle note steam distilled from the leaves of Rosmarinus officinalis. This rosemary oil is the cineole chemotype due to its higher concentration of the constituent 1,8-cineole. It is an herbaceous and pungent oil that can be used in diffuser and perfume blends, cosmetic recipes for skin and hair health, and household cleaning.
This native Mediterranean herb has a rich history with much folklore and mythology attached to it. Camphoraceous rosemary was worn by students while studying in ancient Greece and in the Middle Ages couples would wear garlands on their wedding to symbolize love and loyalty. It was often used at funeral ceremonies where fresh sprigs were thrown onto the coffin before burial, and has come to represent remembrance of the dead.
This oil has a fresh and camphoraceous scent with balsamic and woody undertones.
This oil contains the main constituents of 1,8-cineole, camphor, α-pinene, and β-pinene.
1,8-cineole is a compound with a fresh, somewhat minty aroma that is found in eucalyptus, white sage, Spanish marjoram, spike lavender, and lavender tea tree. Camphor is found in sage, blue tansy, spike lavender, and lavandin grosso. Both α-pinene and β-pinene are found in Scotch pine, St. John’s wort, nutmeg, and black pepper.
Blending and Uses
Rosemary is an all-around pleasing aroma in body care formulations like lotion, deodorant, and soaps. Mixed with peppermint oils it can be added to shampoo and conditioner to stimulate the scalp. In facial serums it can help balance oily skin with other oils like neroli and frankincense. Combine rosemary, wintergreen, and camphor to use in massage oil for occasional aches.
This oil can help support memory and concentration in simple and fresh diffuser blends with bergamot and vetiver or cypress and lemon. While it can help you feel alert, rosemary is also emotionally calming for the body. Pair with lavender tea tree for a more relaxing but invigorating blend in the diffuser. Use in the bath or facial steam with other herbal oils that support healthy breathing such as lavender tea tree, eucalyptus, thyme, and oregano.
This oil may be neurotoxic based on camphor content. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified healthcare practitioner. Keep away from children and pets.
Before using perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back. Apply a small quantity of diluted essential oil and cover with a bandage. If you experience any irritation use carrier oil or cream to further dilute the essential oil, and then wash with soap and water. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours it is safe to use on your skin. Learn more about using essential oils here.