Rosemary Essential Oils

rosemary-essential-oils2.jpgRosemary, is a warming, tonifying oil traditionally used for skin care, and as a support for the lungs and digestive system. It has an unblocking, clearing quality, and may be used in massage where is especially useful for tired overworked muscles, and also for inhalation. It is stimulating for mind and body.

Like Thyme, Rosemary is a plant which produces oils with different constituents depending where it is grown. These so-called 'chemotypes' have different characteristics, so it is wise to distinguish between them. There are three chemotypes of Rosemary: borneone, cineol, and verbenone. The borneol-type is ideal when used as a stimulating support for the liver and kidneys, and for relaxing tense muscles; the cineol-type can be inhaled or used in a room diffuser to alleviate symptoms of catarrh; the verbenone-type is best suited for skin care, having regenerative qualities. Rosemary combines well with lavender, lemon, geranium, grapefruit, and tea tree.