Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a culinary herb that can be used in skin and hair care. Essential oil is extracted from the leaves.
1. Hair Care
Rosemary is said to stimulate hair follicles for longer and stronger hair. An infusion of rosemary leaves can be used as a rinse for dark hair. It can also cleanse an oily scalp and may help to relive some of the symptoms of dandruff.
2. Skin Care
Rosemary has anti-microbal and antiseptic properties that may help in the treatment of skin irritations such as dermatitis and eczema or oily skin and acne. When included in massage oil blends it can help alleviate dryness.
3. Mouth Wash
Rosemary oil can act as a disinfectant and is often used in or as a mouthwash.
4. Mental Stimulant
In aromatherapy rosemary is often used for stress relief. It is said to aid concentration and help with mental fatigue and forgetfulness.
5. Health Benefits
Rosemary is said to strengthen the immune system, stimulate blood circulation, help with respiratory infections and relieve pain.
NOTE: Do not use rosemary essential oil if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or epileptic. It may cause allergic reactions so use with care.
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