This story was updated in January 2019.
Rosemary OilLadies, rosemary oil not only helps to enhance your culinary experience but also has plenty of medical properties as well. Use it as an essential oil and it will protect your skin from sun damage, reverse aging, increase cellular metabolism and improve the health of the hair and scalp thanks to its softening and moisturizing powers. If you've never ever seen a rosemary shrub before, well, I'd like to describe it to you - it grows extensively at the Mediterranean region and has needle-like leaves. The herb also has flowers that bloom in colours of purple, pink, white and blue. Packed with water, phytosterols, folate, niacin, thiamin, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, riboflavin and Vitamins A, C, B6. To know more about rosemary oil, let's move on to the benefits, shall we?
If you apply rosemary oil to your face and skin every day, you'll get that gorgeous glow you've always wanted. Since the oil is packed with vitamins and nutrients, your skin cells will get nourished and protected. Plus, the oil is loaded with antioxidants that help with improving blood circulation and keeping acne at bay. You've got to try it to believe it!
Yep, rosemary oil can help lighten your stretch marks if you use it every day. All you have to do is mix rosemary oil with coconut oil and apply it on your stretch marks. The more often you do it, the faster they'll fade.
The good part about using rosemary oil is that it helps get rid of wrinkles and age spots. That's not all, it tightens skin pores and gives it that healthy, dewy glow. You can also make a natural sunscreen at home by using honey drops, yogurt and rosemary oil.
Cleansing your skin with rosemary oil will help remove all the gunk, bacteria and oil clogged in your pores. Begin by taking in steam, wash your face using a good scrub and later follow it up with a face wash. Pat your face dry and apply rosemary oil. Massage well into your skin and later use a facial wipe to remove the oil.
Applying rosemary oil on your under eyes can help brighten and lighten those stubborn dark circles. Just before you go to bed, mix some rosemary oil with your eye cream and apply it underneath your eyes. Massage the product into the skin and make this your skincare routine every night for a month. Hello, bright eyes!
If you suffer from alopecia, you might want to give rosemary oil a shot. It's the best, I tell you, for treating all hair problems. It promotes thicker hair growth and treats dandruff like a boss. It's perfect to use if you have thin hair and suffer from a serious dandruff problem. All you got to do is massage your scalp with warm rosemary oil and leave it on overnight. You can wash your hair and scalp with lukewarm water the next morning.
Instead of living with an itchy and dry scalp, why don't you use rosemary oil and give yourself a break? This baby helps to heal and nourish your scalp and prevents it from infections.
Out of mouthwash? Don't worry! You can now make one at home using rosemary oil and water. Just mix these two ingredients together and gargle! You see, it helps to prevent cavities, gingivitis, bacteria and plaque from forming. Why don't you give this homemade recipe a shot?
If you're having a hard time focusing and concentrating, just inhale some rosemary oil or add a few drops into your diffuser and you're sorted. The fragnance helps to calm your nerves down and helps you focus on your books better.
Whenever you feel stressed, cortisol is released in the body. You've got to keep calm and indulge in some aromatherapy. You can also opt for a massage where they use warm rosemary oil to soothe your body. This helps to keep the mind and body happy and sane.
By simply inhaling rosemary oil, you can boost your immune system. Yup, in order for your body to fight bacteria and diseases, it needs to use antioxidants as its weapons. Since rosemary oil has two chemicals, carnosol and myrcene, these two antioxidants will protect your body from free radicals that try to snatch away electrons from your cells.
Did you know if you rub rosemary oil on your tummy and feet, it could improve digestion, bloating, cramps and constipation? It sounds like a weird idea, but the trick works like a charm all the time.
Rosemary oil is the best remedy when it comes to treating headaches and joint pain. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help cure swelling and numb the area that hurt the most. Apply a bit of it on the temples of your head and your joints. Leave it on overnight and you'll wake up feeling better the next morning for sure.
1. Rosemary got its name from the word Rosmarinus. The word is of Latin origin and it basically means, 'mist of the sea'. You know what? It does not need water to survive or grow, it gets its nutrients and energy from the humidity of the sea.
2. A rosemary plant can grow up to 4-5 meters. For best growth, the soil should be around 70ºF (around 21.11ºC) and range between the pH levels of 6 and 7.
3. Rosemary plants can live up to 20 years. Plus, it's not a very high maintenance plant and can be taken care of by anyone - even if you are new to gardening.
4. It's a symbol of fidelity and usually is worn by couples who are going to get married. It's worn on the headdress of the bride and the groom usually attaches it to the pocket on his chest.
5. It's also seen as a symbol of remembrance and is placed on the graves of loved ones who are no more.
6. Rosemary belongs to the mint family. It falls into the same category of basil, lavender and oregano.
7. You can find wild rosemary plants along the coasts of Spain, France, Greece and Italy.
8. Sometime around the 16th century, people used to burn rosemary in hospital rooms to kill germs.
9. The best reason to preserve rosemary is that the flavour and scent remain intact.
10. Beware - rosemary attracts bees. If you plan to grow this shrub, you must take this point into consideration.
Sadly, yes it does. In fact, rosemary is considered toxic and should not be consumed directly. It contains camphor and can lead to digestive problems, kidney damage, headaches and even worse, death. Hence, it's important to only use rosemary oil externally and avoid consuming it. Here's what you could go through if you consume rosemary on a regular basis.
Unless you've had a word with your doctor, do not consume rosemary oil. It's honestly the worst ingredient to have if you have diabetes or hypoglycemia. It raises your blood sugar levels and makes you feel tired, thirsty and hungry.
It's very important to try rosemary oil on one patch of skin before you apply it all over your body. It may agree for some but could cause itchiness and redness for others. If you face any of the symptoms or had a bitter experience, stop using rosemary oil ASAP.
This aroma oil can either be added to your diffuser or be mixed with your hair oil. It is believed to calm your senses and make you feel happier. This rosemary essential oil is the best. You have to try to believe it.
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This rosemary oil smells heavenly and will help uplift your mood. Massage your joints and temples with the oil to feel relaxed and calm. Compared to the ones mentioned on this list, this one is the most affordable and relaxing essential oil to bring home.
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I think the packaging of this rosemary oil is the prettiest. It looks so aesthetic and feels like a million bucks in your palm. Mix the oil with another carrier oil and use it to massage your skin and scalp.
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I heard this rosemary essential oil is pretty good. It comes in a blue bottle and can be used for skin, hair and aromatherapy. This oil will make you feel great and increases productivity.
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If your skin is starting to peel off, you might want to massage it with rosemary oil. It will help soothe your skin and will keep you in a calm and happy frame of mind. Plus, it helps balance sebum production which is great for people who have oily skin.
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Rosemary oil is packed with nutrients and has antiseptic properties. It protects skin from the sun and does away with free radicals. Some believe that it makes their skin look younger and radiant.
Not really. For some, the oil could be too strong for the scalp and instead of moisturizing it, it could cause damage. You'll have to dilute the oil first by adding water to it and then applying.
Yes, you can! However, it must be mixed with a hair product to get the best results. Try mixing 10 drops of rosemary oil with your shampoo and washing your hair with it. After a couple of months, you'll start to notice that your hair looks glossy and bouncy.
Vomiting, coma, seizures, excess menstrual bleeding, toxicity and excess fluid in the lungs. Most of these side effects take place when rosemary is consumed instead of being applied externally.
As long as you do not consume the oil directly, you'll be safe. Instead, apply it to your skin and inhale it if you must. No matter what you do, don't consume it.
Yes, it is! It's packed with nutrients and healthy compounds that are beneficial to a diabetic patient.
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