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Rosemary Oil, Some Uses.

Rosemary Oil, Some Uses.

Rosemary oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) has a warm, herbal scent to it that makes you want to go start cooking. Add Sage and Thyme, and you’ll start find yourself singing “Scarborough Fair.”

Aromatic Influences: Clear thought, memory, uplifting, longevity, and balance. Vibrant, invigorating, and strengthening.

 

Combines well with

Lavender, Citronella, Oregano, Thyme, Pine, Basil, Eucalyptus Radiata, Peppermint, Elemi, Cedarwood, Petitgrain Bigarade, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Ginger Root, Bergamot, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Melissa, Celery Seed, Fennel Seed, Sage

Uses

  • Rosemary is good to use when trying to boost your immune system, to combat colds and flu.
  • To clear mental fatigue and renew enthusiasm for work, vaporize 3 drops Rosemary and 3 drops Lemon.
  • Rosemary awakens the fire of creativity in your heart.
  • G.R.A.S.
  • Dab 1 drop Rosemary and 1 drop Neroli on your wrists before taking a test.
  • Excellent in massage. Helps relieve tight, overworked muscles and relieve fluid retention.
  • Makes a good tonic for the scalp.
  • When diffused, Rosemary helps prevent the spread of airborne infections.
  • 1-3 drops added to your morning bath can help relieve a hangover.
  • Do not use during pregnancy or for people who suffer from epilepsy.

 

Recipes

Here are a few recipes involving Rosemary oil. To check for more, you can click on Rosemary in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Grouch Prevention

  • 20 drops Lavender
  • 20 drops Lemon
  • 20 drops Peppermint
  • 60 drops Rosemary
  • 60 drops Tea Tree
  • 4 ounces pure water

Mix all together in a 4 ounce fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before every use and spritz the room. Can also add a few drops of just the oils to 2 tablespoons of F.C.O. and use as a body oil after showering. (2)

Back Pain Bath Blend

  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 1 cup Epsom Salts

Dissolve essential oils into epsom salts and then add to a warm/hot bath. Soak for 20-30 minutes to ease chronic back pain. (10)

Concentration Blend

  • 2 drops Cedarwood
  • 1 drop Eucalyptus
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Orange
  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • 4 ounces pure water

Mix all together in a 4 ounce fine mist spray bottle. Shake well before use and spritz the room liberally. Use every time you need to study.  Refresh room from time to time.(2)

Hair Moisturizer

  • 8 drops Cedarwood
  • 8 drops Lavender
  • 12 drops Rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons F.C.O. or Olive Oil

Mix all together. Pour about 1 teaspoon into palm of hand. Warm by rubbing hands together and massage into head, hair and scalp. Put a shower cap or warm towel on your head and leave it for 15 minutes to increase absorption. Then wash hair normally. May need to shampoo twice. (2)

Bring Zest to a Tired Mind Massage

  • 4 drops Rosemary
  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • 4 drops Grapefruit
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage formula into neck and shoulders. (10)

Cold Remedy

  • 1 drop Rosemary
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 1 drop Eucalyptus
  • 5 drops Peppermint
  • 5 drops Lemon

Mix oils and use in a vaporizer or diffuser.

Revitalize Aching Muscles Massage

  • 4 drops Rosemary
  • 4 drops Black Pepper
  • 2 drops Vetiver
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage formula into relevant areas, especially before or after playing sports. (10)

Children’s Migraine Formula

  • 5 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 10 drops Grapefruit
  • 5 drops Peppermint
  • 3 drops Rosemary
  • Children under 7: Dilute in 4 ounces of F.C.O. or Olive Oil
  • Children over 7: Dilute in 2 ounces of F.C.O. or Olive Oil

Have child lay face down on the bed and massage oils around the base of the neck and upwards to the base of the scalp. Continue massaging this area for a few moments. Use your fingers in firm effleurage strokes to apply the essential oils.

Use small, firm circular movements, working from the base of the neck, either side of the vertebrae, to the base of scalp. Work to the sides of the neck and repeat the movements, this time very gently, and work down again. Do this for 15 minutes once a week, or as needed. (7)

 

Other Suggestions

Here is what has been suggested by some of our RMO family on facebook:

  • CF: “I add Rosemary to my laundry rinse cycle as well as my diffuser.”
  • AG: “I mix it with Sage and use it in my truck.”
  • CSN: “Rosemary helps me focus, and as a student, I need that.”
  • CJ: “I mix it with Peppermint, Lemon and Eucalyptus in my vaporizer when I hae a cold.”
  • TSG: “I mix it with coconut oil and rub it on my knees after jogging.”
  • SG: “I use it with Celery Seed and Fennel Seed and a little F.C.O. on my feet to get rid of my edema.”

 

Last of all,

Please share any of your own experiences with Rosemary oil in the comment section below. Especially any recipes you might have. We would all love to know!

References

  1. Natural Home Spa by Sian Rees
  2. Seasons of Aromatherapy by Judith Fitzsimmons and Paula M. Bousquet
  3. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
  4. Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
  5. The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs by Robert B. Tisserand
  6. The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood
  7. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  8. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils by Gill Farrer-Halls
  9. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
  10. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding
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About JC Shannon

I am a writer. I was first introduced to this world of natural health in 2005 when I was asked to write an article about using essential oils. Since I like to know what I'm writing about before I do it, I immersed myself in the essential oil and aromatherapy world and found I prefer it. I never left it. In a quest to educate myself and others in more alternative and safer ways to make our world a better place, I am always looking for good information to share.
2 comments
ingy
ingy

Can you tell me if rosemary oil (and ones with rosemary blends) and diffusing rosemary is a concern if you have high blood pressure?  Thank you

JCShannon
JCShannon moderator

 @ingy I looked into this quite a bit. Here's a quick synopsis of what I found. Conventional wisdom says to avoid  Rosemary, Hyssop, Sage, and Thyme if you have high blood pressure.  Robert Tisserand says otherwise in this page http://roberttisserand.com/2010/08/can-essential-oils-raise-blood-pressure/. I think if you are really concerned and want to know, try it out for a day and check your BP and see how it goes. Rosemary is used so often in so many blends and recipes that it would be hard to NOT be able to use it. If you want more info, send us a private email through the Contact Us section and I'll give you all the references for what I found.  Keep us updated. I would really like to know how it works for you.