Benefits of Rosemary Oil:
Rosemary oil has been extensively used and studied since ancient times for a variety of health benefits. Today, it is included in many medicinal preparations, with many potential offerings. Organic Facts cites some of them:
Indigestion — Rosemary oil is often used for relieving flatulence, stomach cramps, constipation, and bloating. The essential oil is also deemed helpful in stimulating appetite. Research shows that rosemary essential oil can help detoxify the liver and help regulate the creation and release of bile, a key part of the digestive process.
Stress relief — Aside from its aromatherapeutic benefits, rosemary oil is seen to decrease the level of cortisol, one of the hormones released during the body’s flight-or-flight response to stress, in the saliva. Inhaling rosemary and lavender oils for five minutes significantly reduced cortisol levels in the subjects’ saliva, potentially decreasing the dangers of chronic stress.
Pain relief — Rosemary essential oil is promoted for its ability to relieve pain, which is why it’s widely used in treating headaches, muscle pains, and even arthritis. Massage the affected area with the essential oil, which you can also add to vapor baths for the treatment of rheumatism. Its anti-inflammatory qualities make it a good way to address pain from sprains and joint aches.
Immune system boost — The same 2007 study that found reduced cortisol levels after simultaneous massage and inhalation of rosemary essential oil found that the free radical-scavenging activity in the subjects’ bodies also significantly increased. Antioxidants are a valuable weapon to fight off infection and disease, so this benefit of rosemary oil is welcome news — regularly using or inhaling it can support your immunity and help you fight off diseases linked to free radicals.
Respiratory problems — The scent of the oil has been shown to provide relief from throat congestion, and in treating respiratory allergies, colds, sore throat, and the flu. Its antiseptic action also makes rosemary oil useful for respiratory infections. Because of its antispasmodic effect, it is also used in certain treatment programs for bronchial asthma.
How To Use
Bath & Shower
The essential oil is inhaled through the aromatic steam, as well as being absorbed by the skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp. Not suitable for children under two years old.
This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby. Not suitable for children under two years old.
Energising your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 15 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 6 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil. Not suitable for children under two years old.
Diffusers & Burners
A natural air freshener, this technique creates an energising ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. Not suitable for children under two years old.
DO NOT USE essential oil directly on your skin or hair.
ALWAYS use carrier oils for skin, hair or body.
Do not ingest. External use only. Keep away from children.
Once opened use within 6 months.
ESSENTIAL OILS SHOULD ALWAYS BE DILUTED AND NOT USED NEAT ON THE SKIN WITHOUT PATCH TESTING FIRST. IT IS ADVISABLE TO KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND TO CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL IF YOU HAVE ANY SKIN IRRITATION OR SYMPTOMS PERSIST.
— The practice of administering essential oils can be in several ways which include:
Diffused through the air:
Add 4-6 drops into an oil burner or oil diffuser.
In a bath:
Due to the potency, a small number of drops is all that is required. The reason for this is that oil and water do not mix as you may well know. Therefore, the oils will float on the top of the water and attached on the edge of the bath and onto your skin. Essential oils combined with hot water in the bath may potential cause skin irritation. A safe, effective way to use essential oils in a bath is to mix them with a liquid which will be able to combine them so that they mix and disperse within the water, such as milk or a carrier oil such as jojoba. The milk or carrier oil protects your skin, and helps the essential oils disperse through the bath water making it safer for both children and adults.
On the skin:
Massage them into the skin by first mixing into a carrier oil base or in a skin cream base. It is recommended that you use only one or two drops in a base oil or cream for topical use and seek professional advice in order to address particular health issues such as dry or itchy skin conditions before applying.
Add a few drops to a water spray bottle and shake well before spraying onto surfaces to use with a cleaning cloth. For floors, add a few drops to a bucket of hot water.
With regards to ingestion of essential oils. Though our oils are the finest and purest oils available, we do not recommend ingestion. It is against government regulation in United Kingdom to prescribe essential oils for medical purposes unless by a qualified health care practitioner who has knowledge of essential oil toxicology and an understanding of how essential oils interact with the body.