Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary essential oil has a clear and penetrating aroma, with a base of camphor and herbs.
Effect on mind: Clears head, helping memory. Relieves mental strain or lethargy. Invigorating if experiencing mental weakness.
Effect on body: Energises the brain, reviving the senses. Clears headaches and migraines. Relieves pain without sedating, and helps ease rhematic pain or tired muscles. Helps to normalise low blood pressure. Strengthens lungs, helpful with colds, asthma, bronchitis and flu. Improves digestion and detoxifies liver. Diuretic properties may be useful with water retention during menstruation, also cellulite and obesity.
Effect on skin: Tones and binds sagging skin. Can ease congestion and puffiness. May benefit scalp disorders and encourage hair growth.
Blends well with: Basil, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, lemongrass, lime, peppermint, sweet orange
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Do not apply undiluted essential oils to your skin. Use a carrier oil or solvent to dilute first.
Do not drip undiluted essential oils into eyes as this will cause a chemical burn and may result in temporary blindness. Diluted essential oils may be used close to the eyes. More here.
Undiluted essential oils should not be dripped into the ears, but diluted essential oils may be placed on a cotton wad for partial insertion.
Keep essential oils in a place where young children cannot reach them, and never let them handle essential oils bottles.
If you have a skin condition, are pregnant, have epilepsy or asthma, are on a course of treatment with prescribed medication, or are in any doubt about any condition you may have, you are advised to seek the advice of a doctor or suitable practitioner before using pure essential oils.
For a full list of safety guidelines and more in depth information please visit the Tisserand Institute website.