Invigorating. Refreshing. Stimulating. These are the first three words that come to mind when you think of Rosemary Essential Oil. When first exploring aromatherapy you may expect it to smell closely to the freshly cut herb, but Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosmarinus officinalis var camphor) smells much more camphorous. As with other oils that contain camphor, Rosemary is helpful in massage and arthritis blends and can help improve circulation. It is useful for respiratory issues and makes a good expectorant/decongestant.
Rosemary is quite stimulating and is heralded for help in memory retention and staying focused and alert. Rosemary is a good choice for blends for driving long distances and for long study sessions.
- Relieve Cold and Flu Symptoms. Rosemary essential oil works wonders when it comes to reliving the common symptoms that come with cold and flu, such as congestion, cough, and stuffy sinuses. There is much support that shows how effective rosemary essential oil can be to treat respiratory issues, such as bronchitis and allergies.
- Reduce Stress Levels. Stress can be tough on the body. It can cause headaches, upset stomach, anxiety, and insomnia. Cortisol is the main hormone that is released when the body responds to stress, and rosemary essential oil has been shown to reduce cortisol levels.
- Build up your brain. Rosemary essential oil can increase mental focus and sharpen concentration, making it a powerful brain booster. By stimulating the activity in certain areas of the brain, this essential oil also improves memory, beats “brain fog,” and can renew energy levels. Some researchers are even looking into ways to use rosemary oil to help slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.