A RE-CAP OF ROSEMARY OIL
Rosemary Essential Oil is reputed to strengthen the body, eliminate harmful bacteria, improve concentration, soothe digestive issues, and comfort aching muscles. It can be used in numerous body care products ranging from skin and hair care to emotional care through aromatherapy. This Blog highlights what can be achieved with natural homemade recipes, which are believed to exhibit the benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil.
When diffused, Rosemary Essential Oil is believed to help reduce stress levels, encourage mental clarity, reduce fatigue, and support respiratory function.
In a massage, Rosemary Essential Oil is reputed to support healthy digestion, to reduce flatulence, bloating, cramps, and constipation, and to help to relax with massage.
In a bath, Rosemary Essential Oil is reputed to strengthen immunity, support the body’s elimination of waste, and to comfort aching muscles.
In cosmetics, Rosemary Essential Oil is reputed to calm irritated skin, to support healthy hair growth, and to condition hair and skin for a rejuvenated look and feel.
USING ROSEMARY OIL IN A DIFFUSER OR ROOM SPRAY (ENERGY, FOCUS, AND SINUS RELIEF)
Used in aromatherapy, Rosemary Essential Oil is reputed to improve alertness, eliminate negative moods, and increase the retention of information by enhancing concentration. The scent of Rosemary Essential Oil is often used to stimulate the appetite, boost the immune system, and to reduce the level of harmful stress hormones that are released during tense experiences.
ROSEMARY FACIAL STEAM BLEND FOR EASY BREATHING
Use this blend to reduce nasal congestion and clear the respiratory tract.
Rosemary Essential Oil 5 drops
Frankincense Essential Oil 5 drops
Pine Essential Oil 5 drops
Grapefruit Essential Oil 5 drops
Carrier Oil 1 tsp (15 ml)
Add all essential oils together in a 15 ml amber glass vial/bottle that has an orifice reducer.
Thoroughly cleanse the face.
Boil 3 cups of distilled or purified water.
Remove the water from the heat and allow it to cool in a bowl for 5 minutes.
Add 1 drop of the essential oil blend to the steaming water.
Place the bowl somewhere stable and comfortable where you can sit for 10 minutes.
Drape a large bath towel over your head, shoulders, and the bowl.
Lean over the bowl with your face 10-12 inches away from the water.
Ensure that your eyes are closed during the entire steam, as the oils may irritate open eyes.
Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Enjoy the relief from congestion, mucus, inflammation, itching, and other cold and allergy symptoms.
ROSEMARY ROOM SPRAY TO ENHANCE MEMORY AND CONCENTRATION
Use this blend to stay alert and focused, especially when studying.
Rosemary Essential Oil 6 drops
Lemon Essential Oil 3 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 3 drops
Witch Hazel 1 Tbsp
Distilled Water ½ cup
In a 120 ml (4 oz.) amber glass spray bottle, pour in the Witch Hazel.
Add all the essential oils.
Gently swirl the bottle to thoroughly blend together all ingredients.
Add the distilled water.
Replace the spray bottle cap and shake vigorously.
To use, spritz the room spray into the air to enhance memory and concentration.
USING ROSEMARY OIL IN A MASSAGE (REDUCE PAIN, CELLULITE, STRETCH MARKS, AND VARICOSE VEINS)
Used in a massage, Rosemary Essential Oil’s detoxifying properties are reputed to help facilitate healthy digestion and to relieve flatulence, bloating, cramps, and constipation. Through massage, this oil is said to stimulate circulation, which allows the body to better absorb nutrients from food.
ROSEMARY MASSAGE BLEND TO COMFORT ACHES AND PAINS
This blend can be used on aching muscles and painful joints.
Rosemary Essential Oil 5 drops
Nutmeg Essential Oil 5drops
Lavender Essential Oil 5 drops
Carrier Oil 1 Tbsp
Combine all ingredients in a dark bottle.
Cap the bottle and gently shake it to thoroughly mix the ingredients.
Massage 1 tsp of the blend into the affected area for at least 30 minutes to ensure complete absorption into skin.
ROSEMARY MASSAGE BLEND TO REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE
Use this blend to improve skin elasticity and promote a smoother appearance for unsightly dimpled skin.
Rosemary Essential Oil 5 drops
Benzoin Resinoid 5 drops
Fennel Essential Oil 5 drops
Lemon Essential Oil 5 drops
Carrier Oil 4 tsp
Combine all ingredients inside a 20 ml (0.70 fl. oz.) amber glass bottle.
Cap the bottle and shake it well to thoroughly blend all oils.
To use, dispense up to 1 Tbsp of the blend into the palm of your hand and massage into affected areas.
USING ROSEMARY OIL IN A BATH (UPLIFT MOODS AND COMFORT ACHING MUSCLES)
Diluted with a Carrier Oil and used in a bath, Rosemary Essential Oil’s detoxifying and anesthetic properties are believed to help boost immunity by recharging the body’s detoxification system. It is said to stimulate the body to rapidly eliminate waste and to soothe digestive ailments. Its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties are believed to make it an ideal Essential Oil for decreasing muscle aches and pains.
ROSEMARY AROMATHERAPY BATH OIL BLEND TO UPLIFT THE MOOD
Use this blend to beat the blues and encourage feelings of contentment and serenity.
Rosemary Essential Oil 4 drops
Bergamot Essential Oil 3 drops
Rosewood Essential Oil 3 drops
Carrier Oil 1 Tbsp
Combine all the oils in a 15 ml (0.50 fl. oz.) dark glass or PET plastic bottle.
Shake the closed bottle to thoroughly blend all oils.
Pour the blend into warm bath water.
Store the unused blend in a cool, dark place outside of the humid bathroom.
ROSEMARY BATH BLEND TO CALM ACHES AND PAINS
Use this blend to soothe muscular aches and joint pains.
Rosemary Essential Oil 2 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 2 drops
Marjoram Essential Oil 2 drops
Add all ingredients to a 10 ml (0.33 fl. oz.) dark glass or PET plastic bottle.
Cap the bottle and shake vigorously to thoroughly blend together all oils.
Pour into a warm bath.
Stir ingredients thoroughly into bath water.
Soak in bath and enjoy relieve from aches and pains.
Store remaining oil in a cool, dark place outside of the bathroom, which can become humid.
USING ROSEMARY OIL IN COSMETICS (REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF BLEMISHES AND NOURISH HAIR)
In cosmetic products for hair care, Rosemary Essential Oil’s tonic properties are reputed to strengthen and thicken hair while slowing hair loss and graying and while moisturizing dry scalp to remove loose dandruff flakes. The anti-microbial, anti-septic, astringent, anti-oxidant, and tonic properties of this oil make it a beneficial additive in skin care products that are meant to hydrate and balance dry or oily skin, eczema, inflammation, and acne. Effective for all skin types, this rejuvenating oil can be added to soaps, face washes, face masks, toners, and creams to achieve firmer, clearer, suppler skin with a natural, healthy radiance.
ROSEMARY BLEND FOR A NOURISHING AND RESTORATIVE HAIR MASK
Use this blend to achieve lustrous, hydrated hair.
Rosemary Essential Oil 6 drops
Coconut Carrier Oil 1 tsp
Honey 1 tsp
In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients.
Whisk the ingredients together until a smooth consistency is achieved.
To use, apply this blend to the hair and leave on for 30-60 minutes.
Rinse the mask off with warm water and allow hair to air dry. Alternatively, blow dry hair using a cool setting.
This mask can be made and used once a week to enhance the growth and quality of hair.
SHAMPOO FOR SUPPORTING HAIR HEALTH
Use this blend to support the health of shiny hair with replenished natural color.
Rosemary Essential Oil 10 drops
Coconut Carrier Oil 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
Nettle Leaves 2-3 bunches
Apple Cider Vinegar 1 cup
Baking Soda 1 tsp
In a bowl of boiling water, steep the Nettle bunches.
Allow the water to cool down before straining the Nettle water / removing the bunches.
To this Nettle “tea” add the remaining ingredients and combine thoroughly.
To use, apply this shampoo blend to wet hair and lather.
Leave it in the hair for 2-5 minutes to ensure absorption.
Thoroughly rinse the hair.
A LIST OF ESSENTIAL OILS AND INGREDIENTS IN THIS RECIPE ARTICLE
Carrier Oil: Carrier Oils help to dilute Essential Oils before topical application, as the potency of Essential Oils can be harmful when used in high concentrations without dilution. Carrier Oils also help Essential Oils remain on the skin longer without quickly evaporating.
Lemon Essential Oil: Reputed to relieve stress, to detoxify, and to disinfect, this stimulating oil is often used to boost immunity and induce sleep. Lemon Essential Oil is an anti-fungal oil that is known to rejuvenate skin by comforting irritations, enhancing skin radiance, and reducing excessive oil.
Lavender Essential Oil: This calming oil is a popular choice for those looking to reduce both emotional and physical stress ranging from sadness to headaches. Its soothing scent is reputed to diminish feelings of restlessness and exhaustion. Lavender Essential Oil is often used to improve sleep quality by reducing feelings of anxiety and emotional distress as well as by promoting a sense of inner peace by diminishing irritability.
Witch Hazel: Although it is best known for its skin cleansing and toning abilities, the uplifting scent of Witch Hazel is also known to improve moods.
Nutmeg Essential Oil: This sedative and anti-inflammatory oil is reputed to relieve pain, stress, and discomfort associated with coughs, joint pain, and indigestion.
Benzoin Resinoid: This uplifting and stimulating oil is reputed to promote a sense of well-being through massage and to have an uplifting effect on negative moods. It is said to be beneficial for relieving stress, tension, anxiety, and for calming inflammation. Benzoin Resinoid is often used for its believed ability to protect wounds from becoming infected and for simultaneously toning the skin.
Fennel Essential Oil: This relaxing oil is reputed to speed up the healing of wounds and to tone the skin. Fennel Essential Oil is said to reduce the appearance of the signs of aging by moisturizing skin to prevent the early onset of wrinkles.
Coconut Carrier Oil: This moisturizing and conditioning oil is reputed to help repair dry, damaged hair and skin, thus promoting their health. While relieving the discomforts associated with lice and dandruff, Coconut Oil strengthens and softens hair and skin to make them silky and lustrous. By preventing breakage, it is said to slow the loss of hair and to protect against environmental stressors.
Basil Essential Oil: This antibacterial and anti-fungal oil is reputed to enhance the look and feel of hair and skin by eliminating excess oil and buildup while adding shine. It alleviates itching, promotes a sense of well-being through massage, and disinfects.
Geranium Essential Oil: The sweet, floral scent of this uplifting oil offers relaxation to the body and mind. It is reputed to improve mental function and to boost the moods of those who suffer from anger, anxiety, and depression.
Frankincense Essential Oil: This calming oil is believed to help relieve stress, nausea, and tension. Its anti-inflammatory property is said to effectively facilitate the speedy healing of wounds and it is used as an astringent and anti-septic on skin. Frankincense Essential Oil is reputed to be beneficial for aiding in digestion, relieving congestion, and eliminating bodily toxins.
Pine Essential Oil: This oil is reputed to boost immunity by clearing mucus and phlegm from nasal passages and protecting the body and the environment from harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses. When used topically, Pine Essential Oil is said to reduce redness and inflammation while soothing skin that is prone to eczema and psoriasis. Its antioxidant properties may help balance the skin, rejuvenating the complexion to leave it looking and feeling healthy.
Jojoba Carrier Oil: This Carrier Oil is actually a liquid wax that resembles sebum, which is produced by human skin glands and which acts as a conditioning agent for skin. It is best known for comforting skin irritations and for its ability to balance skin’s oil production by removing excess oil. It locks in skin’s moisture and protects it from harsh environmental elements.
Vitamin E Liquid: This powerful antioxidant is reputed to calm red, itchy skin, repair damage, and nourish the hair and skin for softness, shine, and improved texture.
Bergamot Essential Oil: This energizing oil is reputed to invigorate the skin and to reduce nervous tension, stress, and anxiety, which in turn replaces negative mental states with feelings of joy and vigor. The relief of heavy emotional stressors, such as sadness, may lead to reduced blood pressure, enhanced relaxation, and better sleep.
Rosewood Essential Oil: The mild, sweet, spicy and floral scent of this uplifting oil is reputed to reduce not only negative moods and stress but also nausea, coughing, and acne. Rosewood Oil is believed to exhibit mild pain-relieving properties and to energize the body as well as improve digestion. Its rejuvenating abilities leave skin looking clear, smooth, youthful, and vibrant.
Marjoram Essential Oil: This oil is reputed to effectively eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses associated with colds, flu, and other viral illnesses, making it a popular choice for addressing skin infections. The expectorant properties of Marjoram Oil are said to make it effective for clearing congestion.
Sweet Almond Carrier Oil: Almond Carrier Oil provides an intense hydration suitable for all skin types. This skin-softening lubricant is almost odorless and is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential fatty acids. Skin will look and feel nourished and revitalized.
Honey: Full of enzymes and nutrients, Honey adds shine to dull hair without leaving it feeling heavy. As a humectant, it draws in and allows hair to retain moisture, while also strengthening it and supporting healthier growth.
Eggs: Applying eggs to hair can result in stronger, softer, silkier, more volumized strands. They are reputed to help prevent breakage, to restore hair’s natural shine, and to hydrate and condition to reduce frizz, thereby making hair more manageable.
Turmeric Powder: This powdered spice is reputed to support wound healing and to prevent bacterial infections from developing. With its exfoliating property, it sloughs off dead cells to expose new skin, which helps to lighten blemishes. It also enhances the skin’s natural elasticity for a firmer appearance. Used in hair, Turmeric Powder soothes a dry scalp and eliminates loose dandruff flakes, thereby preventing damage caused by dryness.
Nettle Leaves: These anti-inflammatory leaves are reputed to soothe burns and to reduce the appearance of scarring. It removes loose dandruff flakes and promotes the look of shiny, healthy hair while reputedly restoring hair’s natural color.
Apple Cider Vinegar: This strengthening tonic is traditionally used for its hair conditioning benefits. With a pH level that is close to that of human hair, it helps balance the natural pH of sebum, and also protects the scalp against bacteria and fungus, which are the main causes of dandruff. By clearing the scalp of product build-up, Apple Cider Vinegar refreshes and detangles hair, reduces frizz, and promotes stronger hair growth, thereby reducing the chance of breakage.
Baking Soda: This finely-powdered salt is reputed to soften skin for a smoother look and feel. Baking Soda is said to help eliminate the bacteria that contributes to body odor and to reduce the pH level to offset the acids present in perspiration. Used in hair, Baking Soda helps reduce oiliness and, by balancing the scalp’s pH level, it maintains the cleanliness and health of the scalp.
Vegetable Glycerin: This soothing, moisturizing liquid is a stabilizer and preservative that makes it easier for oils to bind together to create a smooth cream, lotion, or gel. Vegetable Glycerin keeps skin hydrated, balanced, and toned. Its cooling effect helps calm itching skin. Its mildness makes it safe to use on sensitive skin, including children’s skin.