Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Rosmarinus Officinalis
Plant Family: Labiatae
Note: Middle
Uses: Leaves and Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Country of Origin: Mediterranean, France, Spain, Morrocco, Italy, Tunisia

Significant Chemical Constituents: A and B pinene, 1-8 Cineole, Camphene, Limonene, Linalool, Borneol and Camphor

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What is Rosemary Essential Oil used for?


Focus, reducing brain fog, remembering things, awakening the senses

Rosemary Essential oil is a cheerful, herby scented oil which is great for clearing your head, allowing you to think more clearly and helping you focus on what you’re doing. It is useful for students studying for exams as it not only clears your mind, it also helps you to concentrate and remember things.

If you find that you are suffering from brain fog associated with menopause/ perimenopause rosemary essential oil may help with that too.

Rosemary essential oil is also good for enlivening tired minds, combating lethargy and improving motivation. So if you need a little boost and are feeling tired, rosemary is what you need!

It is also good for awakening the senses and may be helpful for covid-induced anosmia (loss of sense of smell and taste)

rosemary essential oil eases muscle tension


Reducing pain, easing arthritis, gout and rheumatism, digestion, reducing headaches, respiratory problems, hair loss, menstrual cramps, jet lag

Musculoskeletal system

  • Rosemary has many physical benefits. It is analgesic so eases pain. It is anti-inflammatory so helps ease pain from arthritis, gout and rheumatism.
  • It can be used after sport to reduce muscle aches and cramps and is good for muscle pain.
  • It has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties so is a useful all rounder to have in the house.

Respiratory system

Good for treating coughs, colds, sinusitis and flu

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Digestive system

Rosemary essential oil decongests the liver and may help gallstones and blocked bile ducts. It helps with stomach pain and flatulence.

Reproductive system

Helps relieve painful periods and improves scanty periods.

Circulatory system

Increases circulation, raises low blood pressure

Skin and Hair

  • It is a useful astringent so tightens the pores of the skin and reduces puffiness
  • Rosemary essential oil improves circulation to the scalp so is often used in hair treatments to help the hair look healthy and shiny. It is also good for improving dandruff.
  • Rosemary is also great for reducing headaches and migraines
  • It can also good for jetlag


 Removes negative energy

Rosemary essential oil is good for removing negative energy and for ‘clearing the air’


Best ways of using Rosemary Essential Oil


In a diffuser  add 2-3 drops of rosemary essential oil to the recommended amount of water and diffuse intermittently throughout the day to help you concentrate

Massage oil

In 15 ml of carrier oil like sweet almond or grapeseed or plain sunflower oil add 3 drops of rosemary oil and 2 drops of lavender oil and mix well. Massage into any painful areas.

Roll-on bottle

In a 10 ml roller bottle add 3 drops of rosemary essential oil and 2 of orange essential oil and top up with carrier oil like sweet almond * (Not if allergic to nuts) or plain sunflower oil. Replace the top and lid and ensure they’re on tightly. Gently roll bottle between your hands to disperse. Use when needed on your pulse points on your wrists.

Rosemary essential oil aromatherapy

What blends well with Rosemary Essential Oil

  • Basil
  • Cedarwood (especially cedarwood virginiana)
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit
  • Lime
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Mandarin
  • Melissa
  • Myrtle
  • Orange
  • Peppermint
  • Tangerine
  • Lavender
  • Petitgrain
  • Pine

Contraindications: Do NOT use rosemary essential oil

  • If you have high blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • If you have epilepsy
  • If you are taking homeopathic remedies
  • If you are pregnant, especially in the early stages of pregnancy
  • If you suffer from insomnia or struggle to get to or stay asleep
  • After about 6pm unless you want to stay awake
  • In children and infants under the age of 7 years old
  • Do not take it internally or orally, never add any essential oil to food or drink
  • Do not use it neat on skin or in the bath, always add a carrier oil to it

Where can I buy Rosemary Essential Oil?

I am a Neal’s Yard Independent Consultant and you can buy it via my replicated website. I will receive a small fee from each sale.

Alternatively you can buy it from Naturally Thinking


Sarah Cooper
Sarah Cooper

I am a Reflexologist, Reiki Master Practitioner and Writer from Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. I love writing about Health and Wellbeing, Mind Body Spirit and Reflexology. When I’m not at work, you can find me in the kitchen cooking up a storm!

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