Rosemary Essential Oil

Refreshing and energizing... also great for hair!

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.

Botanical Name and Characteristics

Rosmarinus officinalis

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.

Therapeutic Action

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

Repels insects

Relieves pain by reducing inflammation


Rosemary's strong top note blends well with basil, bergamot, cedar, frankincense, ginger, lemon, orange and peppermint.


Do not use for people with epilepsy or high blood pressure. Do not use during pregnancy. May counteract homeopathic remedies.

What Next?

Check out some energizing recipes using rosemary essential oil...

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Or click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils.

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