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Rosemary Essential Oil is obtained by the steam distillation of the leaves of the rosemary plant.

Historically, rosemary was used to drive away evil spirits and was believed to enhance performance during testing. In fact, Greek scholars were known to wear sprigs of rosemary while taking tests.  In modern times too, rosemary essential oil is renowned for its ability to boost mental clarity and concentration.  It also supports healthy digestion, eases muscle pain, relieves headaches, improves circulation and has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties.

What do you use rosemary essential oil for and how?

I like to diffuse it aromatically with lavender essential oil to help with memory and reduce stress and anxiety. I will also apply it topically to my forehead or under my nose during a high-stress period (aka assessments!). Once a week I like to add a drop or two to my shampoo or conditioner to promote hair growth and assist with relieving dandruff.

How do you use rosemary essential oil to enhance emotions?

Rosemary essential oil is known as the “Oil of Knowledge and Transition” as it assists to expand the mind, especially during times of change. In essence, it helps to improve confidence and reduce confusion. I like to apply it to my temples or on the inside of my wrists, as well as diffuse it with lavender essential oil to promote a calm and open mind, especially when making changes or tough decisions.


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Rosemary Essential Oil
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