Rosemary essential oil

Rosemary is an aromatic herb that belongs to the MINT family, Lamiaceae.

This herbal scent has antibacterial and antiviral properties, and they may help to increase a person’s immunity, relieves symptoms like congestion, aches, flu-like symptoms, etc. I think essential oils can help with building the body’s defenses by enhancing the body’s immunity and treating some symptoms, including aches and pains or coughing and congestion, especially if you’re the type of person who believes in it,” Combs says. 

Rosemary essential oil has been shown to have numerous antibacterial and antifungal properties, and its woodsy scent pairs well with essential oils or with other oils to provide a pleasant, calming aroma.

Rosemary Plant

Benefits and Uses of Rosemary Essential Oil

 Breathing rosemary oil may help you focus and remember information. It may also aid your memory as you age, but more research is needed.

Ö      The oil may combat certain types of hair loss, including male pattern baldness and patchy hair loss.

Ö      Rosemary oil is known in folk medicine as a pain reliever. Preliminary studies support its pain relief benefits and suggest that it may be more effective than acetaminophen

Ö      Rosemary oil is used in natural pesticides to kill certain insects. Additionally, the oil helps repel some blood-sucking insects, such as particular mosquitoes and ticks.

Ö      Simply smelling rosemary oil may ease your stress levels in situations like exam taking. Rosemary may reduce levels of cortisol, a hormone that can have harmful effects on your body.

Ö      If you experience cold fingers or toes, massaging with rosemary oil may help warm them. It may aid conditions like Raynaud’s disease, but more research is needed. 

Ö      A few small studies suggest that rosemary oil may boost attention, alertness, energy, and mood. Yet, more research is warranted.

Ö      Applying diluted rosemary oil topically may help lower inflammation in injuries and rheumatoid arthritis. However, more research is needed to confirm this.

How to Use Rosemary oil

It can be inhaled or applied topically. It’s very concentrated, so you should only use a few drops at a time. The small bottles in which it’s sold contain plastic droppers that make it easier to dispense single droplets. 

Essential oils should never be swallowed. Here are a few easy guidelines for inhalation or topical use of rosemary oil. 

Inhaling - The simplest way to inhale rosemary oil is to open the bottle and breathe in. 

Alternately, you can place a few drops on a cloth or tissue and hold it near your face.

Many people use aromatherapy diffusers, which distribute the essential oil into the surrounding air.

In general, avoid placing a diffuser close to babies or young children, as it’s hard to know the amount they’re inhaling. 

Topical Use

Rosemary and other essential oils are readily absorbed into your bloodstream when you apply them to your skin.

It’s generally advised to dilute essential oils with a neutral carrier oil, such as jojoba oil. This helps prevent potential irritation of your skin and premature evaporation of the oil.

Here are some general guidelines for diluting oils for topical use:  Dilution How to prepare it

Babies 0.3% - Use 1 drop essential oil per 1 tablespoon carrier oil

Children 1.0% - Use 1 drop essential oil per 1 teaspoon carrier oil

Adults 2.0–4.0% - Use 3–6 drops essential oil per 1 teaspoon carrier oil