6 Amazing Uses for Rosemary Oil
Rosemary oil is an essential oil with a variety of amazing uses
Essential oils including Rosemary oil has been around for centuries and have become widely known for being alternative to harsh products. However, now they are becoming more and more popular within the community. Essential oils not only smell nice but have countless uses for – literally – everything.
This Mediterranean plant is popular for its aromatic fresh smell and amazing taste, but this plant holds so many benefits. Rosemary oil has been known as the queen of oils/herbs as it helps not only physically but mentally. It can be used in the kitchen, for skin care and even for cleaning products. It’s a must-have if you are interested in aromatherapy or alternative DIY products.
*** Please be aware that applying essential oils directly to the skin could cause dermatitis or irritation. It is always best to mix with a carrier oil or water. Always do a patch test before applying to the skin, and never expose your skin to direct sunlight after application. Please check with your doctor if it is safe to use an essential oil if you’re pregnant.
Hair growth and thickness
Studies have shown that rosemary has helped increase hair grown and reduce hair loss. Therefore, it’s a great alternative to the harsh hair growth pills or shampoos, simply mix with sweet almond oil which also has hair growth properties.
To create your own hair mask just add a few drops of the essential oil with sweet almond oil. Massage the oil into the roots of your hair (or eyebrows) and leave overnight. You will instantly see the results after a week.
It’s a well-known fact that most essential oils hold anti-bacteria and anti-fungal properties. So why not ditch the flash and replace it for a more environmentally friendly product?
To create your own anti-bac spray, including a few drops of essential oil with vinegar. Feel free to add a few drops of bergamot and lemon essential oil to give it an extra zesty smell.
Rosemary has a distinct smell that seems to sharpen your senses when smelt. This is a great alternative to energy drinks or pills. Simply smell the oil from its bottle, but for a more intense feeling of energy boost apply directly to palms with some carrier oil and inhale sharply. This should wake you up from feeling lazy, groggy or tired.
Again, the smell of this herbs has shown to have great benefits for memory loss. As the smell is so sharp in oil form, it keeps your mind awake and alert. This is great if you’re a student – trust me – and you have exams. With regular inhalation of rosemary oil, you become less likely to lose concentration and/or forget something.
Apply it directly to the collar of your shirt or t-shirt. You can also apply it to tissue if you have a runny nose.
Do you ever get so stressed that you feel nauseous? That my friend is cortisol. The use of lavender and rosemary essential oils in diffusers or sprays can reduce that nasty hormone making you feel normal again. It is also advised to incorporate rosemary into your diet, so crack it on some roast potatoes or add it to your soups.
Rosemary oil can increase blood circulation and reduce inflammation. Next time you are feeling stiff or achy apply the oil with a carrier oil to your muscles and let it work its magic. This is a great alternative for those people who don’t like the feeling of deep heat rub or people who avoid painkillers.
And if all these reasons don’t impress you, try it yourself and be amazed by this amazing herb.