Rosemary is ruled by the sun and the astrological sign Leo, which is why this Green Witch right here may be so attracted to it! In the folk realm, it is sometimes refereed to as Sea Dew, Rosemarie (did you know my middle name was Marie?), or Dew of the Sea. These names are as beautiful as the herb and oils that come from it, and so very useful for anyone to start incorporating into everyday life.
I have been listening to the Audible book, You Are a Goddess: Working with the Sacred Feminine to Awake, Heal, and Transform by Sophie Bashford. I highly recommend giving this a listen to anyone who wants to step into their feminine power and bring something powerful into the world. This world needs all the light-workers we can find, so it is time to step up and own your power and gifts.
Anyways, she is talking about Aphrodite who is a Greek Goddess of love, fertility, and beauty. I adore the synchronicity of life these days as I learn something and all around me a world hidden just beneath the surface appears with all it’s glorious lessons. This month, doTERRA offered up Rosemary to us as the free product of the month and that CANNOT be a coincidence! So I am diving into learning everything I can about this evergreen beauty to share with you all.
Aphrodite was born of the foam of the sea and rosemary also has strong ties to the sea as well. Rosemary is a fragrant herb that thrives on the coast of the Mediterranean as well as magical Morocco, which is why doTERRA sourced from exactly those two locations. In fact, it takes 2 pounds of this enchanting herb just to make one 5 ml bottle of essential oil. The plant itself is very powerful and can survive on moisture in the air brought about by gusts of wind from the sea. It’s official plant name Rosmarinium officinalis should make perfect sense to you now that you have some backstory.
5 Ways to Use Rosemary Oil
Are you wondering how you can use Rosemary oil? While some think Rosemary is only useful for cooking, this herbal, energizing oil has uses that extend far beyond the kitchen. Keep reading to learn five easy ways to use Rosemary essential oil.
- Use Rosemary oil for hair.
- Cooking with Rosemary oil.
- Diffuse Rosemary oil for an energizing midday pick-me-up.
- Use Rosemary oil to refresh and rejuvenate.
- Take Rosemary oil for internal benefits.*
1. Use Rosemary oil for hair.
If your hair is feeling lackluster, give it some shine with a little help from Rosemary oil. Known to promote a healthy-looking scalp and an abundant-looking head of hair, Rosemary oil might be what’s missing from your current hair care routine.
So, how do you use Rosemary oil for hair? Consider adding a drop of Rosemary oil to your favorite everyday hair products to promote hair that looks full and shiny. Need more ideas? Try making this Scalp Buildup Cleanser with Rosemary essential oil to refresh the scalp without stripping your hair of its natural oils.
Scalp Buildup Cleanser
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
8 tablespoons water
8 drops Rosemary oil
6 drops Lemon oil
4 drops Grapefruit oil
Combine all ingredients in a small glass bowl and stir. Comb the mix through dry hair. The acids in the mix help to remove oil, dirt, or sulfate buildup naturally. Allow the mix to sit on your hair for about 20 minutes, then rinse the hair in the shower and continue with your normal shampoo and conditioner routine.
2. Cook with Rosemary oil.
Because it has such a rich, herbal flavor, people often use dry rosemary and rosemary seasoning when cooking meat, stuffing, baked goods, and so on. Rosemary oil can easily be substituted for dry rosemary to give any recipe a punch of refreshing herbal flavor.
Ready to cook with Rosemary oil? Start with this easy Herb Bread recipe!
Herb Bread with Rosemary Oil
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup milk
1 cup butter, melted
2 drops Rosemary oil
Dried thyme herbs
Preheat the oven to 450 °F and grease a baking sheet. Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, milk, melted butter, dried herbs, and Rosemary essential oil to create the dough. Knead the dough until smooth. Roll out the dough and cut it into six-inch triangles. Brush with melted butter. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy with an Italian dish, use as a snack or appetizer on game night, or simply enjoy it as a side dish!
3. Diffuse Rosemary oil for an energizing midday pick-me-up.
Looking for a super simple way to enjoy the benefits of Rosemary oil? Simply place a few drops of this herbaceous, energizing oil into your essential oil diffuser any time you could use a break from the craziness of everyday life. When you put a few drops of Rosemary in your diffuser, you can immediately revitalize the atmosphere of your kitchen, living room, desk, office, or bedroom.
If you want to add some variety to your diffusing experience, combine Rosemary oil with Wild Orange or Lemon oil in your diffuser to create an uplifting atmosphere.
4. Use Rosemary oil to refresh and rejuvenate.
Whether you’re at the end of a long workday, needing to feel refreshed in the afternoon, or just wanting to create a more desirable environment at home, Rosemary oil can help. Use Rosemary oil to refresh and rejuvenate by adding a few drops to a warm bath, along with a soothing essential oil like Frankincense. The warm, essential oil–infused water will leave you feeling calm and rejuvenated.
Want another way to take advantage of the rejuvenating benefits of Rosemary? Use it in a massage. Combine Rosemary oil with a carrier oil and massage the neck, shoulders, and back, or legs and feet. If you want an especially soothing massage, blend Rosemary oil with Wintergreen oil to help cool and refresh the skin. To reduce stress, combine Rosemary oil with Lavender oil and massage into the skin for a relaxed, refreshed feeling.*
5. Take Rosemary oil for internal benefits.*
Not only is Rosemary oil useful for cooking due to its potent, delicious flavor, but many people add Rosemary oil to their food to take advantage of the internal benefits of this oil. Whether you incorporate Rosemary oil into your favorite recipes or simply add the oil to a glass of water or a Veggie Cap, there are plenty of reasons to take Rosemary oil internally.
For example, did you know that Rosemary oil may help reduce nervous tension and fatigue when taken internally? Using Rosemary internally can also help support healthy digestion and internal organ function.*
Want to learn more about how to use Rosemary oil, the benefits of Rosemary oil, and where Rosemary oil comes from?
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.