Rosemary is a fragrant herb that is native to the Mediterranean and receives its name from the Latin words “ros” (dew) and “marinus” (sea), which means “dew of the Sea.” It also grows in England, Mexico, the USA, and northern Africa, namely in Morocco.
Rosemary with needle like leaves, it is one of the most effective and popular aromatic and medicinal plants worldwide. The flowers of rosemary can be pink, purple, white or blue. It's because of its pretty looks that it is also used as an ornament plant.
Historically, Rosemary was considered sacred by ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Hebrews, and Romans. The Greeks wore Rosemary garlands around their heads while studying, as it was believed to improve memory, and both the Greeks and the Romans used Rosemary in almost all festivals and religious ceremonies, including weddings, as a reminder of life and death. In the Mediterranean, Rosemary were popularly used for culinary preparation purposes, while in Egypt the plant, as well as its extracts, were used for incense. In the Middle Ages, Rosemary was believed to be able to ward off evil spirits and to prevent the onset of the bubonic plague. With this belief, Rosemary branches were commonly strewn across floors and left in doorways to keep the disease at bay.
Benefits: Purifying, uplifting, alertness
Headache Relief Diffuser Recipe:
5 drops Rosemary Oil
1 drop Peppermint Oil
3 drops Lavender Oil
For topical application, refer dilution ratios here.
|Country of Origin
||Mediterranean and Asia|
||α-Pinene, 1,8-cineole, camphor, borneol, limonene, myrcene, camphor|
||Woody, citrus-like, herbaceous|
|Strength of Initial Aroma
||Basil, bergamot, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, lime, orange, sage, thyme, lemongrass, lavender, peppermint|
Non-toxic, non-irritating, hypoallergenic. Not suitable for pregnant, breastfeeding or nursing women, high blood pressure and epilepsy patient.