Rosemary Essential Oil as one of the most broadly used plants throughout the ages. It still can be used for numerous applications including uplifting the mind and bringing mental clarity.
I like to smell or diffuse it when I am mentally need a pick up especially when I am tired and still have a bit of work to do! Especially computer work!
What are the Plant Properties? Uplifting and stimulating.
What are the Documented Uses for Rosemary? Uplift mental fatigue and promotes mental focus.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Keeps the mind alert and focused. Strong aromatic scent of herbs and wood.
What is the Spiritual Influence? Walking in your truth by being faithful to your self and your own destiny or purpose.
Even the Greeks and Romans used it to understand loyalty. Loyalty to self before others. When we are more loving and loyal to others rather than to ourselves our energy becomes stagnant and cloudy (resulting in poor circulation and/or concentration). This is why this oil is connected to our heart energy.
What Chakra is Affected? Opens the heart chakras by promoting circulation of Qi energy and blood.
How do I use it?
Use diluted – 50:50 dilution. Then,
- Apply several drops (2-4) on location, ankles and wrists
- Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
- Directly inhale
Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes. Have your animals smell it directly from the bottle or place a drop or two in your palm, then smell. Or place a drop in your palm and pet head to toe.
All of the professionally made blends I mentioned in the introduction, I use at the barn everyday with the horses and I highly recommend them. Just click on the link to find out how I use them!
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus products and oils in particular. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Rosemary essential oil is Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS).
However, those with high blood pressure or prone to seizures should avoid using this oil. Additionally, children under 4, pregnant women or women who are breast feeding should NOT use this oil.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that Rosemary was thought to protect against witchcraft and spells?
What is the Genus And Species? Rosmarinus officinalis CT cineol
Why is this information important? There are several different chemotypes of Rosemary.
A chemotype (CT) is a designation that tells you that the species has different chemical constituents. This usually occurs because the plant is grown in a different area under a distinct climate that alters the chemistry.
This is extremely important information. Remember, even though they may share some similar properties they are not at all the same. And may support the body and mind differently.
Rosemary Chemotypes –
- Rosmarinus officinalisCT camphor – This plant is extremely high in camphor. Is considered a powerful energy supporter. Grown in Spain and Croatia.
- Rosmarinus officinalisCT 1, 8 cineol – This plant includes naturally occurring constituents eucalyptol and alpha-pinene and is the subject of this website. Grown in Morocco and Tunisia.
- Rosmarinus officinalisCT verbenon – This is considered the most gentle of the chemotypes. Grown in Corsica.
Where is the name derived from? Rosemary comes from a latin word “ros marinus” meaning “rose or dew of the sea”.
Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Leaves
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that Rosemary is contained in Hildegard’s Herbal Book? Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was known as the first herbalist and naturopath of the middle ages. Her book documented her work.