Rosemary Essential Oil
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(Rosmarinus officinalis, ct. verbenon)
Plant Origin: Morocco
Extraction Method: Steam distillation from leaves (organically grown but not certified).
Shelf Life: 4 years in proper storage conditions
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
Selah Oil blends that contain Rosemary:
Uses & Indications
Circulation stimulating essential oil (Price, 266).
Stimulate the digestive system and ease constipation (Price, 266).
Energizing oil to relieve depression (Price, 230).
Associated with improving the liver function (Price, 93).
According to Price, Rosemary oil may help with colic, constipation, diarrhea, painful digestion, digestive stimulation, enteritis, gastritis, and indigestion (Price, 94-5).
Effective for headache - (analgesic and decongestant) (Price, 242).
Rubefacient (Price, 100).
In reference to a 1992 study of aromatherapy in aiding memory and mood, "rosemary significantly enhanced the quality of memory and alertness compared to lavender and control groups" (Price, 156).
Analgesic and anti-inflammatory (Price, 269).
Used along with bitter orange, lavender, and marjoram in a study for pain associated with osteoporosis (Price, 268).
Contraindicated for asthma (Schnuabelt, 49).
Astringent, tightens and tones skin, acne, dermatitis, eczema, athlete’s foot, scabies, promotes hair growth, controls dandruff, greasy hair and oily scalp, strengthens bodily systems, increases energy, quickens the function of glands, normalizes blood pressure, eases palpitations, improves circulation, indigestion, flatulence, eases cramps and spasms in the intestines, colitis, sharpens memory, can restore lost sense of smell, tonic to the lungs, asthma, bronchitis, colds, coughs and whooping cough, eases pain, arthritis, rheumatism, stiff and sore muscles, gout (Purchon, 103-104).
Encouraging research shows that rosemary essential oil is effective against multi drug-resistant strains of bacteria found in the respiratory tract, abdomen, urinary tract and skin, as well as on medical equipment in a hospital setting (Purchon, 104).
The stimulant effect of Rosemary on the central nervous system is very marked, and for this reason Rosemary is used where there is loss or reduction of functions, such as the loss of smell; where the sensory nerves have been affected; for some kinds of speech impairment; and for temporary paralysis, where the motor nerves are affected. Of course, if the nerve cells are permanently damaged, as in injuries to the spinal cord, paralysis is irreversible (Davis, 262).
Tonic for the heart, liver and galbladder, helps to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Rosemary alone would do little good unless diet and lifestyle were taken into account as well (Davis, 262).
Caution must be used with Rosemary, as it can cause epileptic-type fits, or even poisoning, though in very small amounts it is used to treat epilepsy. We can see here something akin to homeopathy; a substance which, in large amounts, would provoke a symptom, can be used in tiny amounts to treat it (Davis, 262).
Aging skin, analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, cellulite, cold, cough, circulatory health, decongestant, depression, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, flu, fungicide, gout, hair growth, intestinal parasites, joint pain, laryngitis, memory, menstrual support, mental alertness, migraine, muscle pain and stiffness, rheumatism, sinus infection, varicose veins (Althea Press, 395).
Valerie Worwood lists Rosemary as a valueable part of your Basic Care Kit for adults.She says, “For the sportsman, cook, and gardner, rosemary is invaluable” (Worwood, 21).
Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, antifungal, diabetes, memory (Buckle).
“Rosemary was shown to suppress the insulin response in a glucose-tolerance test in rabbits when plasma glucose levels remained at 55% for 2 hours. Rosemary also caused hyperglycemia in rabbits with artificially induced diabetes (Al-Hader & Hasan 1994)” (Buckle, 300).
Buckle says that she found that children with ADHD became more stimulated with sedative essential oils and found that oils that are stimulating had a relaxing effect.“The first study, by Sorenson (1999), was very simple and involved observing four children with ADHD who were attending piano lessons. When lavender was diffused in the air, all four children became more inattentive and restless. When rosemary was diffused into the air, three of the four children became more attentive and less restless” (Buckle, 350).
Gout, headaches, fatigue, rheumatism, skin infections, muscular aches and pains, sprains, dandruff, alopecia, obesity, spinal injuries; as a nerve stimulant, heart tonic and liver decongestant, analgesic (Worwood, 405).
More information about Rosemary essential oil click here.
Topical: Apply diluted on bottoms of feet or directly on area of concern.
Ok for children 6+, diluted properly and avoid neck and face areas.
Pregnancy and lactation safe with extra dilution.
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Inhalation: Diffuse or inhale directly.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Internal: Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
Not for use by people with epilepsy.
Contraindicated for asthma.
Avoid if dealing with high blood pressure.
Do not apply to or near the face of infants and children under the age of 2 (can cause breathing problems in babies and young children).
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oil inside the ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
GC/MS Key Constituents:
Caryophyllene <trans> 4.22%
Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995).
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).
Buckle, Jane. Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Practice (2003).
Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).
Worwood, Valerie. Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child (2000).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).
Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z (2000).
Price, Shirley & Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012), p. 93-95, 100, 156, 230, 242, 266, 268-9.
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 49.
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 96.
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