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WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT ROSEMARY?


INGREDIENT:

Rosemary

WHAT'S THE FANCY LATIN NAME?

Rosmarinus officinalis

WHERE DOES ROSEMARY COME FROM?

It grows everywhere now, but it originated on the cliffs of the Mediterranean; the name rosmarinus means “dew of the sea”. Most rosemary essential oil is steam-distilled in Corsica, Tunisia, and Spain.

ROSEMARY IN AROMATHERAPY 

Rosemary is used to clear the mind and promote concentration. It would be an excellent oil to use in a diffuser in your kid’s room during homework hours! Combined with peppermint and lavender, rosemary can be used to help alleviate headaches. Rosemary is also an excellent oil to use first thing in the morning, to brighten up your sleepy brain, and fortify your energy for the coming day. It is associated with the 3rd eye chakra in yoga, where clarity resides.  

ROSEMARY IN SKINCARE 

Rosemary is antimicrobial, and can help alleviate aches and pains or sore muscles when used topically in a balm or an oil. It is used widely in hair preparations, as it has been shown to help with dandruff and stimulate healthy hair growth. Massaged into nail beds, rosemary can help strengthen and support nail growth.

ARE THERE TYPES OF ROSEMARY?

Not all rosemary is the same. It comes in different “chemotypes”: camphor-borneol, cineole, and verbenone, which has a gentle scent that most closely resembles the fresh herb itself and is the best for skincare. Rosemary is not recommended for children under ten, people with high blood pressure, seizure disorders, or during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

FUN FACTS ABOUT ROSEMARY

  • Rosemary symbolized love and death in ancient Greece and Rome, and was used at funerals to promote loving remembrance.
  • Rosemary was used in one of the earliest known perfumes, Hungary Water, created for the Queen of Hungary in the late 14th century.
  • Rosemary is part of the mint family.
  • Rosemary plants can grow to over six feet tall!

WHAT OSMIA PRODUCTS CONTAIN ROSEMARY? 

We use a rosemary CO2 extract as an antioxidant in loads of products like our body soaps and our body mousses to keep them fresh and protect our oils. Our Rosemary Scalp Oil launches on February 14th, and features a bright, vibrant rosemary verbenone essential oil. We also use rosemary in Bria, our natural perfume oil, formulated to combat deep physical and mental fatigue, because of its aromatherapeutic potency. 

With love and a dose of refreshing, renewing rosemary from us to you, 

 

The information contained in this post is for educational interest only and is not intended to represent claims for actions of sandalwood. This information is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any physical or mental illness or disease.