Rosemary Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis Family Labiate or Lamiaceae
Historical and Traditional Uses
A great analgesic, it was applied for muscle pain, arthritis, inflammation, sciatica, neuralgia, spasms, cramps, gout, injury, bruises, improve the vitality of paralysed limbs, and muscle fatigue. It supports the circulation especially of the head, hands and feet and relieved the symptoms of low blood pressure, heart palpitations, poor circulation and giddiness.
Warm compresses of Rosemary were used to relieve liver and gall bladder problems and infections due to its antiseptic and stimulating properties.
Well known as a stimulant for the nervous system it was included in treatments for poor concentration and memory, a brain stimulant, in nerve tonics for general weakness, lethargy, fatigue and exhaustion and to alleviate headaches. It was usually combined with lavender and 1% peppermint as a headache remedy.
Because of its antiseptic and antispasmodic influence it was included in remedies for coughs, colds, asthma, sinusitis and the flu. For thousands of years it has been used in hair products to prevent dandruff, premature baldness and stimulate general hair health and growth.
Rosemary provides us with psychic and energetic protection from outside influences. By boosting our yang, or masculine, energies it motivates and stimulates us to have the energy and motivation to get back out there and manifest our wishes, desires and goals. It offers us clear thinking and clarity where there was confusion. Great to use before your morning routine to keep your head clear and protected from others influence.
Used in Mediterranean traditional cultures to energetically clear a space of negative energies or spirits and to act as protection from them. Great for meditation, psychic development and your intuition.
- Inhalation: Aroma Diffuser, steam inhalation, direct
- Add to massage oils and liniments
- Bath, compress
Aroma: A spicy rich warm aroma with, woody, herbaceous undertones, reminiscent of fresh cedar wood and a winter night by the fire.
Chakra: Third Eye
Method of extraction: Steam Distilled