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 Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Note: Middle - Top
Blends Well With: Myrrh, and other resins; Geranium, and other florals
Aroma: Herbaceous, camphorous, and slightly floral
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 use if you have a seizure disorder.
Adult Max Dilution: 16.5%
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.
- Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) is one of the most popular essential oils in aromatherapy because of its many therapeutic benefits. Diffused, it supports the respiratory system, assists memory and cognitive function, reduces mental fatigue and encourages focus. Diluted and applied topically, Rosemary boosts circulation and promotes skin nourishment. Its anti-inflammatory properties also makes it a welcome addition to topical preparations for joints and pain. What’s more, its warm, herbaceous and slightly floral aroma makes it a great addition to essential oil blends.
- Rosemary Spanish is a wonderful addition to hair care for its ability to boost the appearance of fuller, thicker hair. 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 Rosemary Spanish, 3 drops Peppermint, 3 drops Lavender 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.
- There are a few ways to use Rosemary essential oil to enjoy its full benefits effectively, including 1.) Dilute it to 1% by combining 6 drops of Rosemary and 1 oz of carrier oil or unscented lotion. Apply it topically as a skin-nourishing moisturizer. Alternatively, use this blend as a facial order by applying it to the face and neck as the last part in your skincare routine. 2.) Create an on-the-go roll-on by adding 6 drops Rosemary in a 10 ml roll-on, then top off with carrier oil. Apply to pulse points such as the neck and wrists.
- Like most people you love, you may be prone to give babies the very best of everything — essential oils included. But due to their heightened sensitivities, we suggest using essential oils of all brands infrequently (if at all) on children younger than two years old. The consequences of misusing essential oils with children and babies, unfortunately, range from severe to dire. It’s also important to note that diluted oils, let alone essential oils in their pure forms can be overwhelming for babies, as their metabolisms are underdeveloped. If you do choose to use essential oils with your baby, check with your child’s pediatrician before use.
- Essential oils are powerful, concentrated substances so a little goes a long way. Two of the most effective ways to use them is by way of inhalation and topical use. Ingesting Rosemary essential oil is rarely necessary or recommended, no matter the brand. Ingestion can lead to adverse reactions such as medication contraindications, mucous membrane irritation, sensitization and nausea if done incorrectly. Therefore, if you wish to take essential oils internally, we strongly recommend consulting with a knowledgeable professional with experience in internal use.
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.
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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