Rosemary… not just good on top of chicken anymore! What are the benefits of Rosemary as an essential oil? This light and fragrant oil is one of the most versatile. You may be surprised by the things it can do, and all of the benefits it can bring to your house and home!
What Can Rosemary Oil Help With?
- Respiratory Health
- Brain Function
- Hair Growth
- Stress Relief
Did you know? There are even more ways that we can benefit from Rosemary, from easing food poisoning symptoms to repelling bugs! It is seriously a wonder oil!
This is a great oil to diffuse if you have a cough or asthma. The anti-inflammatory properties and gentle smell can work together to help clear out your crud. (Read more about other oils that help a cough here!)
Thought to improve memory, Rosemary has been used for cognitive health since ancient Greek and Roman times. A recent study showed Rosemary helps break down an important chemical that helps with thinking, concentration and memory. So if you have writer’s block, it’s a good one! This chemical is called acetylcholine… and it is going to take a lot of Rosemary for me to remember that name.
Arthritis sufferers – listen up! Rosemary oil is thought to reduce inflammation in joint tissue that can lead to pain and stiffness. Grab some oil and give those knees a rub down, as results are shown best when it is applied topically for joint pain.
Did you know that essential oils have a shelf life? Make sure your oils have not expired!
From Mr. Clean to Fabio, Rosemary has been shown to thicken hair that is thinning. It was used in a study on men and women with alopecia, where they massaged their scalp daily for six months. Studies showed that 44% of people showed improvement in hair growth and thickness, according to the highly respected database from the National Institutes of Health.
Increase of stress means a decrease of your immune system. We know now, more than we have ever known how important it is to take care of our mental health. Rosemary has been shown to slow pulse rate, indicating it lowers the overall stress of the person who smells it.
How To Use Rosemary Oil
Whether you are applying rosemary oil topically, or you are diffusing this oil there are many ways we can safely use oils. My favorite way to enjoy the benefits of oils is to diffuse them or if you don’t have a diffuser, there are many other ways to reap their benefits.
Rosemary oil is a bottom note oil so it’s aroma will last longer making it great for adding to inhaler sticks or cotton balls. You can add some to your body lotion or to tea if you enjoy it. Just be aware of the dangers of ingesting oils.