Most of us are stronger than we may realize. We can tackle trouble, leap over hurdles and keep pressing on. Don’t let muscle aches and pains slow you down. High in camphor, Spanish Rosemary soothes our tired bodies and enables us to keep going.
Its slightly floral, herbaceous aroma can sharpen blurry thinking and increase mental stimulation. 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 six feet tall. Its name means “dew, sea” from the Latin words “ros” and “marinus” which refers to Rosemary’s spread along the sea. Only the leaves are put through a steam distillation process to extract Spanish Rosemary essential oil. Several varieties of Rosemary get 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: Herbaceous, camphorous, and slightly floral
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.
Adult Max Dilution: 16.5%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
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LINIMENT: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 5 drops of Rosemary (Spanish), 5 drops of Helichrysum, 2 drops of Peppermint and 8 drops of Copaiba, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake. Apply a small amount of this mixture to sore muscles and massage into the skin. (1.7% dilution)
SHAMPOO: Add to 1 tablespoon of your shampoo: 1 drop of Rosemary (Spanish) and 2 drops of Tea Tree. Massage well into the scalp; rinse well before using conditioner.
BATH SALTS: Combine: 3 drops of Rosemary (Spanish), 3 drops of Eucalyptus and 1 drop of Peppermint with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Stir together and add to a full bath to relax tight muscles.
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