Rosemary essential oil balances emotions and mood swings. It lifts spirits and helps fight depression, stress and nervous exhaustion.
Plus, its stimulating, refreshing effect is great for waking up in the morning (add it to your shower gel) or for studying, driving or any time you need to focus.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot - it's also great for improving your memory.
Migraine sufferers may find that its penetrating scent and stimulating effect on the nervous system help ease headaches. Dilute a drop or two in a tablespoon of carrier oil and rub gently into your temples (avoid your eyes!) and the back of your neck. This works for some people, not so much for others. Worth a try!
Rosemary is well known for nourishing the scalp and helps keep hair healthy and shiny. It balances oil production and improves most scalp problems, including flaky scalp. It's also used as a tonic to promote hair growth.
For sore, overworked muscles, put a drop of rosemary essential oil into a tablespoon of arnica oil and massage into the aching muscles to stimulate circulation and reduce lactic acid. Add a drop of lemongrass to power it up even further. Click to buy arnica oil.
Rosemary is a shrubby evergreen herb growing about 2 feet (60cm) tall. It has narrow, pointed green-gray leaves and blue flowers. The essential oil is steam distilled from the fresh flowering tops.
Crisp, clean, fresh, penetrating, woody, herbal, camphor-like scent.
Lifts mood, balances emotions
Warms and relaxes muscles
Stimulates nerves, sharpens the senses
Nourishes the scalp, supports hair growth
Re-energizes and reduces fatigue; good for nervous tension
Helps reduce cellulite
Increases mental clarity, alertness and memory
Supports healthy digestion
Supports breathing when used as an inhalation
Relieves pain by reducing inflammation
Rosemary's strong top note blends well with basil, bergamot, cedar, frankincense, ginger, lemon, orange and peppermint.
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