Sometimes, our days blur together and we begin to feel a bit scattered. Perhaps you have to cram for a final exam, finish a project or simply stay alert through the day. Moroccan Rosemary is known as the “herb of remembrance” because of its ability to powerfully stimulate the mind.
Rosemary dates back to the Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks who all considered it sacred. It was also widely used to cleanse the air and prevent sickness from spreading.
Native to the Mediterranean coastline, Rosemary is a shrub that grows up to 6 feet tall. Its name means “dew, sea” from the Latin words “ros” and “marinus” which refers to Rosemary sprouting along the sea. To extract the essential oil, the leaves, twigs and flowers are put through a steam distillation process. Several varieties of Rosemary are produced during the process and should be noted by their differences.
Not sure which Rosemary is right for you? Check out our blog on the differences here!
Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Leaves
Note: Middle - Top
Blends Well With: Myrrh, and other resins; Geranium, and other florals
Aroma: Sweet, slightly-floral, herbaceous, and medicinal
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children.
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
BODY BUTTER: Melt one ounce each of Cocoa butter and Jojoba oil over low heat. Add: 8 drops of Rosemary (Moroccan), 5 drops of Orange, 2 drops of Cardamom and 5 drops of Vanilla oleoresin. Blend together; as it cools it will thicken. Apply to dry skin or cracked feet. (1.7% dilution)
SUGAR SCRUB: To exfoliate the skin and smooth the appearance, mix together: 10 drops of Rosemary (Moroccan), 10 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas), 12 drops of Tangerine and 2 drops of Vetiver. Add ½ cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of Jojoba and 1/4 cup of Sesame oils. Stir to mix well. Use as a last step in the shower, on wet skin. Gently massage 1 tablespoon at a time over the entire body. Rinse and blot skin dry to seal in moisture; revel in the aroma left on your skin. Use a spoon to scoop out, and avoid getting scrub wet to prevent contamination.
SHAMPOO: Add to 1 tablespoon of your shampoo: 1 drop of Rosemary (Moroccan) and 2 drops of Tea Tree. Massage well into the scalp; rinse well before using conditioner.
NOURISHED SKIN: Add to a 2 ounce bottle: 2 drops of Rosemary (Moroccan), 2 drops of Helichrysum, 4 drops of Geranium, 6 drops of Frankincense and 6 drops of Lavender (Bulgarian or French), then fill with Argan oil. Apply after shower or bath to seal in moisture and nourish body and soul. (1.7% dilution)
INHALER/DIFFUSER: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Rosemary (Moroccan), 5 drops of Eucalyptus (Radiata) and 5 drops of Niaouli. Or add this blend to your Thera Lux Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
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