Rosemary is energizing, it stimulates the central nervous system, aids the lymphatic system by eliminating wastes from the body and is a good choice for edema and cellulite. In the bath or as a massage, rosemary helps to improve circulation. It also improves circulation in the scalp and can be used in cases of dandruff and hair loss.
Rosemary is also helpful for muscle pains and rheumatism. For rheumatism, use in a friction rub with alcohol and for muscle pins use in a friction rub with olive oil or other massage oil.
Botanical Name: Rosemarinus officinalis
Odor Intensity: High
Arthritis and rheumatism
Colds, cough and flue
Edema, water retention
Hair loss, dandruff
Memory loss, mental fatigue
Aroma: Camphoraceous, penetrating, fresh
Parts Used: Leaves and twigs
Properties: antiseptic, analgesic, antirheumatic, astringent, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, diaphoretic, digestive, decongestant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypertensive, parasiticide, stimulant, tonic.
Emotional concerns: Rosemary is useful in cases of mental fatigue, lethargy and forgetfulness. It promotes mental clarity and clears the mind of doubt and confusion.
Contraindications: Avoid use during pregnancy or on those with a history of high blood pressure or epilepsy. Do not use on sensitive or damaged skin. Rosemary may have antifertility effects, preventing egg implantation. Large quantities of ingested rosemary oil may cause intestinal irritation and renal damage.
Blend. Warm the mixture in your hands or in warm water before application. Massage a few drops into the scalp and leave overnight to be absorbed. Apply 3-4 times weekly.