Rosemary oil, with its distinctive woody fragrance, has been used for centuries for a variety of health and beauty benefits.
For Mental Health
Learning & Memory
For Physical Health
Alleviate Muscle & Joint Pain
Cough, Cold & Flu Relief
Mix one cup of distilled water with 20 drops of rosemary oil. If you miss the minty fresh feel of conventional mouthwashes, you could also add in some peppermint oil. Remember to shake the jar before using.
Get Rid of Cellulite
Because rosemary improves circulation which flushes out toxins, it’s an ideal oil to use to banish cellulite – those fatty dimples that are so hard to get rid of.
Add two drops of rosemary essential oil and two drops of fennel essential oil to three teaspoons of a carrier oil like olive, jojoba or almond oil. Massage this daily into the problem areas.
Fade Stretch Marks
Rosemary essential oil is one of the best essential oils for removing stretch marks, especially when blended with coconut oil which happens to be another amazing stretch mark remedy.
Massage over the marks regularly until they have faded.
Clear Up Acne
Blend rosemary oil with castor oil, or another carrier oil of your choice. Massage in thoroughly and wash off with a warm washcloth. That’s it – your skin will feel soft and should clear up in no time.
In the Garden
A Natural Insecticide
Avoid buying pesticides from the store. They’re bad for the environment, our health, our wallet…and they’re killing all the bees!
Make an all-natural insect repellent instead by mixing 10 drops each of rosemary, peppermint, thyme and clove oil in a spray bottle filled with water.
Not only does this mixture kill pests but it will also stop fungus ruining your beautiful plants. Shake before use and apply throughout the garden. It’s safe to use on your vegetable garden too!
In the Home
Rosemary is a fantastic flowering plant, known to effectively repel mosquitos and other bugs, yet it still attracts butterflies to your garden.
Around 10 to 20 drops per ounce of liquid should do the trick. Just remember to shake the bottle and distribute the oil before using!
A Natural Air Freshener
Add a few drops to some water and spray around the house or even your car (always test in an inconspicuous area before spraying liberally on fabrics).
Multi-Purpose Cleaning Spray
Mix a half cup distilled white vinegar, half cup water and 12 drops of rosemary oil. Decant into a spray bottle and use throughout your kitchen.
You can also add some other potent cleaning essential oils to the mix too. Try clove, eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, sage or thyme.
Keep Insects at Bay
Placing some rosemary essential oil around windows and doors will stop flies and other winged bugs from coming into your home.
A Note on Complementary & Carrier Oils
Rosemary essential oil blends well with basil, frankincense, sage, thyme, citronella, chamomile, lemongrass, lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus essential oil.
When using essential oils regularly on your skin, it’s important to mix with a carrier oil first. They dilute the essential oils so they don’t irritate or burn sensitive skin. Some popular carrier oils include grapeseed, olive, jojoba, castor, sweet almond and coconut oil.