Description: Rosemary essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the common herb, Rosmarinus officinalis. Historically used to honor and remember the dead, the evergreen shrub is thought to aid and enhance one’s memory. The essential oil is most commonly used in blends for arthritis as well as in aromatherapy for mental stimulation. A middle note in perfumery, it has a semi-strong aroma that is herbaceous, fresh and slightly sweet. Mostly derived from the leaves and buds of the plant, the essential oil is clear and non-viscous. When dealing with Rosemary essential oil, there are three major chemotypes to consider: camphor, verbenone and cineole.
Botanical Name: Salvia rosmarinus
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Odor and Appearance: It is a clear liquid with a thin consistency that has a sweet, woody, herbaceous, and camphorous aroma.
Country of origin: Tunisia
Main Constituents: Camphor, α-Pinene, β-Pinene, Camphene, Limonene, 1,8-Cineole (Eucalyptol), Borneol, Bornyl Acetate.
Common Uses: Rosemary essential oil with a high concentration of cineole (Rosemary ct Cineole) has a variety of uses and potential benefits due to its unique chemical composition. Here are some common ways this type of rosemary oil is used:
Respiratory Support: The cineole content in Rosemary ct Cineole oil makes it beneficial for respiratory issues. It can be used in steam inhalation, diffusers, or chest rubs to help ease congestion, open airways, and provide relief from colds, coughs, and sinus congestion.
Cognitive Enhancement: Inhalation of Rosemary ct Cineole oil’s aroma has been associated with improved cognitive function, focus, and mental clarity. It is often used during studying, work, or tasks that require concentration.
Aromatherapy: The uplifting and invigorating scent of Rosemary ct Cineole oil makes it a popular choice for aromatherapy. It can help alleviate mental fatigue, boost mood, and provide a sense of energy and vitality.
Hair and Scalp Care: Adding a few drops of Rosemary ct Cineole oil to shampoo or conditioner may help promote a healthy scalp and strengthen hair. It is believed to encourage hair growth and reduce dandruff.
Massage and Pain Relief: Diluted Rosemary ct Cineole oil can be used in massage blends to help ease sore muscles, joint discomfort, and minor aches. Its warming and analgesic properties can provide relief and relaxation.
Skin Care: Rosemary ct Cineole oil can be added to skincare products or diluted with carrier oils for use in massages. It may help improve circulation, tone the skin, and support overall skin health.
Room Deodorizer: The pleasant aroma of Rosemary ct Cineole oil makes it useful for creating a fresh and inviting environment. It can be diffused to neutralize odors and provide a clean scent.
Homemade Cleaners: The antimicrobial properties of Rosemary ct Cineole oil make it a potential addition to homemade cleaning solutions. It can help disinfect surfaces and add a natural, aromatic fragrance.
Stress Relief: Inhaling the aroma of Rosemary ct Cineole oil may help reduce stress and promote relaxation. It can be used in aromatherapy blends, baths, or massages for its calming effects.
Cooking: In very small quantities and as a culinary herb, Rosemary ct Cineole oil can be added to dishes for flavor. It’s important to note that essential oils are highly concentrated, so only a tiny amount should be used in cooking.
Note: It is classified as a Base note in aromatherapy.
Blend Well With: Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Lemon, Lavender, Bergamot, Tea Tree, Cypress, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Ginger.
Contraindications: It is considered safe to use. Just like many other essential oils, it is wise to use this oil after dilution with a carrier oil, as it can be sensitive and irritating to the skin. Before you use on your skin, it is advisable that you conduct a patch test before making it a routine.
Do not use internally, unless directed by a physician. For pregnant women and nursing mothers, it is safe to consult first with your physician before using oil. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*
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