Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosemary essential oil is a middle note with an herbaceous and pungent aroma that can be used in diffuser and perfume blends, cosmetic recipes for skin and hair health, and household cleaning.
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.
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 and 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.