EO Spotlight: Rosemary Essential Oil
The energizing, herbaceous aroma of Rosemary essential oil is like a crisp mountain wind that sweeps away mental fogginess, negativity and fatigue while instilling a renewed sense of empowerment. It is an effective tool to cleanse and purify our surroundings and stimulate both the body and mind. Because of its vast array of benefits, Rosemary essential oil is an excellent addition to any aromatherapy collection.
Hailing from the Mediterranean region, Rosemary has been used in both culinary and medicinal preparations since ancient times and venerated as a sacred plant by various cultures. It also has a rich history of use in a variety of spiritual practices and ceremonies, particularly weddings and funerals as a symbol of remembrance. The ancient Egyptians would honor their loved ones by leaving sprigs of the herb on coffins or tombs. Dried Rosemary was burnt in Greek temples as an offering to the gods and goddesses and during the Middle Ages the fragrant smoke was used to ward off negative energy or malicious spirits. In a similar vein, Kate paired the cleansing power of Rosemary with bright purifying citrus in the Uncrossing Anointing Oil, which helps remove negativity, judgement and bad vibes while clearing the mind of unhealthy thought patterns.
Ancient Greek scholars wore Rosemary wreaths around their heads during exams to promote recollection and clear thinking. Likewise, Rosemary essential oil is a powerful tool to instill clarity and enhance memory, making it one of the key ingredients in our Clarity & Focus Anointing Oil. A study published in 2004 found that a group of 144 participants who inhaled Rosemary during a test displayed higher cognitive function and additional research has demonstrated its potential for improving mental acuity in patients with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
When applied topically (properly diluted), Rosemary essential oil has the ability to ease muscle & joint pain and increase circulation, which is why it is found in our Muscle Works Massage Oil. Its minty, slightly camphorous aroma also helps with colds, congestion and respiratory issues. The energizing properties of Rosemary essential oil make it a superb oil for motivation and vitalitiy. A drop of Pure Rosemary Essential Oil on the palms for inhalation is a delightful way to start the day or beat the afternoon lull. Euphorian Wind Massage + Body Oil unites Rosemary with uplifting Geranium and bright Lime for an aromatic experience that is sure to awaken the senses and energize the body, mind and spirit.
Kate also included Rosemary in our Dragonfly Body Perfume Oil, Courageous Spirit Diffuser Oil and the Joyful Courage Herbal Tea. It uplifts the sprit and instills the courage to move forward on your path with joy in your heart and rekindled power. The numerous aromatherapeutic benefits of Rosemary essential oil make it a perfect choice to diffuse in the office, workplace or while studying. As you inhale the bright intensity of this powerful essential oil, feel yourself being cleansed of negativity as your mind becomes clear and centered, ready to take on whatever awaits you.
By Matthew Campbell, Kate's Magik Sales + Marketing Manager
CAUTION: PREGNANT WOMEN AND THOSE WITH EPILEPSY SHOULD AVOID USING ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL.