Rosemary Essential Oil

About the plant

Common Names Rosemary
Latin Name Rosmarinus officinalis
Botanical Family Lamiaceae
Plant Detail Rosemary is a little shrub from 1 to 1.5 meter tall

About the Rosemary Essential Oil

Inci Name ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF OIL
Essential Oil Name Rosemary essential oil / Cineol Rosemary essential oil
Origin Tunisia / Morocco, France
Part Used Leaves
Extraction Method Steam distillation
Production 50kg of dry plan for 1kg of EO

Our expert Docteur Françoise Couic Marinier tells you all about essential oils.

Rosemary Essential Oil

An ingredient that we know all too well in the kitchen, rosemary also can also offer a myriad of benefits for your skin, as well as mind and body. Keep reading to learn why Rosemary Essential Oil should be a staple in your day-to-day habits.

What is Rosemary Essential Oil used for?

  • Purify: Rosemary oil comprises potent anti-bacterial elements. When used topically, Rosemary Essential Oil deeply cleanses your complexion and stimulates healing to leave skin more refreshed than ever.
  • Detoxify: Thanks to its ability to trigger circulation and lymphatic drainage, rosemary oil aids in expelling toxins from the skin. Whether you’re looking to combat dull skin or even fight the appearance of cellulite, Rosemary Essential Oil can reignite your radiance and rejuvenate your complexion.

    For the ultimate detox, look to grapefruit oil and peppermint oil to include in your aromatherapy rituals.

  • Balance: Rosemary oil balances your skin’s natural oils. Whether your skin is dry or on the oilier side, Rosemary Essential Oil gives your complexion the elements it needs.

Where does Rosemary Essential Oil come from?

Hailing from the Mediterranean, rosemary oil has become famous over the centuries for its diverse benefits for the mind and body.

History of Rosemary Essential Oil

  • Always remember: with a rich history, rosemary oil has earned a place in spiritual practices and ceremonies as a symbol of remembrance. The ancient Egyptians honoured their loved ones by leaving sprigs of rosemary on coffins.
  • A sacred herb: Burning rosemary is seen as highly symbolic. The ancient Greeks would burn dried rosemary as an offering to the gods.

    In fact, according to Dr Couic Marinier, “rosemary was seen as a ‘sacred herb’”.

  • Mental clarity: Rosemary Essential Oil can help to instil clarity and enhance memory. In Ancient Greece, scholars wore rosemary wreaths around their heads during exams to encourage recollection and clear thinking.

    Dr Couic Marinier adds, “rosemary oil’s effectiveness in improving memory has been confirmed by many recent scientific publications.”

Facts about Rosemary Essential Oil

  1. A plant of many varieties: There are over 150 different types of rosemary. The variation of Rosemary Essential Oil depends on its geographical location.
  • Dr Couic Marinier explains, “there are 3 main types of rosemary oil:
    • Verbenone from Corsica used mainly to protect the liver,
    • Camphor from Provence and Spain which is often adopted as a muscle relaxant for athletes,
    • And Cineole from Morocco, known for its respiratory properties”.
  1. Latin origins: ‘Rosemary’ comes from the Latin; ‘Rosmarinus’, translating to ‘Dew of the Sea’. With its drought-resistant properties in mind, this apt name denotes its ability to grow well in temperate coastal regions.
  2. A prosperous oil: During the Middle Ages, Rosemary Essential Oil was thought to dispel negativity. In fact, merchants would hire perfumiers to infuse their shops with rosemary oil to cleanse the space and promote prosperity.

Take the time to use Rosemary Essential Oil in your daily routine and feel the whole host of rewards for your mind, body and health.