Rosemary oil (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
A very stimulating and antiseptic oil, rosemary is and all-round tonic. It relieves headaches and aids clear thinking. Good as facial massage to treat problem skins. Excess can induce epilepsy, if susceptible.
Origin of rosemary oil:
First favored by the Egyptians, rosemary was popular with the Greeks and Romans who believed it symbolized love and death. During the plague it was burned in public places and worn around the neck for its antiseptic qualities.
Rosemary Essential Oil - Description:
A small shrub, it grows to around three feet (90 cm) high, with grey-green leaves and pale blue-white flowers. The clear oil is steam-distilled from the flowers and leaves, and has a powerful, warm, woody aroma.
Therapeutic Effects of Rosemary Essential Oil:
- A good stimulant, especially for the circulation and memory.
- Also helps alopecia,
- headaches and obesity.
Rosemary Essential Oil - Uses:
- Inhale from a handkerchief to clear headaches and fatigue
- In massage it stimulates the lymphatic system.
Cautionary Note about Rosemary Essential Oil:
Use in low concentration, as excessive does may bring about epileptic fits or convulsions. Do not use in early pregnancy or if you have high blood pressure.