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.
Edens Garden's pure, 100% natural Moroccan Rosemary essential oil contains no synthetic ingredients, fragrances, fillers or toxic chemicals. Our Moroccan Rosemary is ethically and sustainably sourced and GC/MS batch-tested to ensure its quality, safety and effectiveness.
Not sure which Rosemary is right for you? Check out our blog on the differences here!
Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Method: Steam Distilled
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: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children. Do not use if you have a seizure disorder.
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- Anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that Rosemary essential oil may assist with gallstone prevention. However, studies have shown that a healthy diet of vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish and legumes can effectively prevent gallstones. Additionally, Rosemary oil can assist with symptoms of gallstone discomfort by providing minor pain relief, mood-boosting properties and antioxidant activity. To use Rosemary oil for this purpose, diffuse 10 drops per 100 ml of water in an essential oil diffuser. Alternatively, dilute Rosemary oil to 2% by combing 12 drops with 1 oz of carrier oil. Apply to pulse points.
- Animals such as dogs metabolize essential oils very differently than humans. And with a sense of smell 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute than humans, animals are more affected by essential oil diffusion than one might think. With that said, due to Rosemary essential oil’s many precautions toward dogs, we don’t recommend using this oil around your dog. If you’ve already used Rosemary essential oil around your dog and if you notice behavioral differences, such as whining, scratching or acting loopy, move your dog to fresh air and contact your veterinarian. If you wish to use Rosemary essential oil without affecting your dog, inhale it using an Essential Oil Inhaler and Mio Mist Diffuser or use it topically.
- Rosemary essential oil is made via steam distillation. In steam distillation, plant material is placed in a still, water is added, then heat is applied to the unit. As water heats, plants release their essential oil, the oil rises with steam droplets that are sucked into a pipe and the oil and water are then separated. While it may not be possible to make Rosemary essential oil at home, you can make aromatic hydrosol water that contains many of the same therapeutic benefits as essential oil. Learn how to make your own hydrosol on our blo.
- Rosemary is a wonderful addition to hair care. It helps balance oily scalp, reduces scalp irritation and boosts hair nourishment. A few beneficial ways to use Rosemary for hair include 1.) Add 12 drops Rosemary per ounce of unscented shampoo. Wash hair thoroughly and be sure to massage the shampoo into your scalp before rinsing. 2.) Make a pre-wash hair oil serum with 6 drops Sandalwood, 3 drops Peppermint, 3 drops Rosemary Moroccan and 1 ounce Argan oil. Massage the oil into your scalp and wait at least 30 minutes before washing it out. 3.) Add Rosemary essential oil to our DIY hair scrub recipe.
- Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) assists with respiratory support allowing users to breathe better. Additionally, it has been shown to help with memory, focus, cognitive improvement and releasing mental fatigue. Diluted and applied topically, Rosemary oil aids skincare and imparts its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Furthermore, its earthy, fresh and medicinal aroma can energize and ignite creativity. Add Rosemary Moroccan oil to your arsenal for an all around powerhouse oil.
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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