I love the scent of rosemary and use it in many of our products for its benefits. When living in Cyprus, we had a huge bush in our garden and I miss breaking off a few branches every other day. Now that we live in Prague, I buy fresh from the Farmers' Market and still have a large supply of my dried from Cyprus.
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Rosemary, a fragrant herb native to the Mediterranean region, is celebrated not only for its culinary contributions but also for its numerous health benefits. The name "rosemary" is derived from the Latin words "ros" (dew) and "marinus" (sea), possibly alluding to its natural habitat along Mediterranean coastlines. It has a long history dating back to ancient civilizations, being used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for various purposes, including as a culinary herb as well as for medicinal and ceremonial uses.
The major benefits of rosemary essential oil and why we love using it in our products:
(please note that while there is evidence from several studies suggesting these benefits of rosemary, it's important to note that these findings are not formally documented or universally accepted. Before using rosemary for specific health purposes, it is strongly recommended to consult a qualified healthcare professional)
Memory and Cognitive Support: Some studies suggest that the aroma of rosemary can enhance memory and cognitive function. It may help improve concentration and mental clarity.
Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Rosemary contains compounds that possess anti-inflammatory properties, potentially aiding in the management of inflammatory conditions.
Hair and Skin Health: Rosemary oil is used in cosmetics and hair care products due to its potential benefits for hair growth and skin health. We use it as an ingredient in our Face serum for Acne prone skin.
Aromatherapy: The aroma of rosemary is believed to have mood-lifting and stress-reducing effects, making it a valuable addition to aromatherapy practices.
Our best selling product with rosemary oil:
Rosemary essential oil's stimulating properties enhance circulation to the scalp, promoting hair growth and thickness. Rich in antioxidants, it helps combat hair loss and premature greying. Rosemary oil also strengthens hair follicles, reducing breakage and improving overall hair health.
Here are some of my ways to use rosemary at home:
Rosemary-Infused Oil: Steep fresh rosemary sprigs in olive oil in a bottle. This aromatic oil can be used for cooking or as a fragrant base for homemade salad dressings. (It also looks very decorative on your kitchen counter)
Herb-Infused Cocktails: Add a sprig of rosemary to your cocktails for a unique twist. Rosemary pairs well with gin & vodka
Homemade Rosemary Potpourri: Dry rosemary sprigs and combine them with other fragrant herbs and dried flowers to make your own potpourri. It's a natural and aromatic way to freshen up your home. I like to combine with dried peppermint leaves and lavender.
Rosemary-Infused Water: Elevate your hydration game by infusing water with rosemary and other herbs. It goes really well with cucumber slices.
Rosemary-Infused Honey: Mix finely chopped rosemary into honey and let it infuse for a few days. This infused honey can be drizzled over desserts, added to tea, or used as a marinade for meats.
Herbal Bath Soak: Toss a handful of fresh rosemary sprigs into your bath for a fragrant and relaxing herbal soak. Add a cup of Epsom salt for relieving sore muscles. The aroma can help relieve stress and invigorate your senses.
Herbal Hair Rinse: Make a rosemary-infused hair rinse by steeping rosemary in water, allowing it to cool, and then using it as a final rinse after shampooing, to promote healthy hair and scalp.
I hope that I might have inspired you to try using rosemary in a new way! Let me know if you have any questions or would like to share your favourite way to use rosemary.