Rosemary essential oil is definitely popular in the aromatherapy world, and not just because of its fresh, crisp, and clean smell. Rosemary, the plant, is a part of the mint family after all. This oil also has a ton of health and beauty benefits, so it smells great and makes you feel and look good too.
Boosts The Immune System
Rosemary essential oil boosts your immune system. It helps stimulate the activity of antioxidants in your body, which then fights free radicals, infections, and disease. And let’s not forget that antioxidants = anti aging (so it’s great for your skin too, but we’ll get to that in a bit.). So this oil helps prevent cancer and heart disease.
Rosemary is great for people who are suffering from the flu, the common cold, or even allergies. Because of it’s antiseptic properties, it helps relieve congestion and treat respiratory infections.
To help boost your immune system, use the inhalation method. You can either just rub a few drops on the palms of your hands, cup your hands over your nose and mouth, and inhale or you can use an aroma diffuser to make the whole room smell good.
Sharpens The Mind
Rosemary has also been known to stimulate the mind as well. Inhaling rosemary EO can actually improve concentration, focus, and even memory too. It is even good for people suffering from Alzheimer’s. It won’t necessarily cure the disease, but it has been proven to slow it down as it also enhances cognitive function.
Relieves Pain And Discomfort
Because of Rosemary’s anti-inflammatory properties, it can help relieve muscle pains, joint pains, stiffness, arthritis, and headaches too. To do so, take a few drops on your palms, rub together, and massage the affected areas. For headaches, use fingers to massage some oil on your temples.
Another way to soothe your whole body would be to add a few drops of Rosemary essential oil into your bath. This will definitely soothe and relax too.
Improves the skin
As mentioned earlier, rosemary oil has tons of antioxidants, and antioxidants mean anti aging. So massaging this oil on your face will hydrate, help prevent fine lines and wrinkles, take away age spots and sun spots, and even out complexion. It even helps protect your skin from the harmful UV rays, but sunscreen is still a must!
Because rosemary has antiseptic properties, it can also help treat acne. Because of this too, it is also good for people with oily skin types.
Again, because of its anti-inflammatory properties, Rosemary oil can also help reduce swelling and puffiness.
Rosemary oil has also been known to help thicken hair and even stimulate hair growth. It also helps treat dandruff, get rid of a dry scalp, and even works as a great conditioner too.
Basically, when to comes to using Rosemary essential oil, you can either rub it directly on your skin and hair, use the inhalation method with your palms cupped over you nose and mouth, or use and aroma diffuser to best take advantage of the benefits this EO has to offer.