- Ancient first aid oil of purification and healing
- Excellent for beauty and skin care
- Powerful restorative oil after long illness
- Research shows boosts memory recall
Aromas: Clean, fresh woody and herbal scent with tenacious dry out note.
Chemical Family: Ketone
A powerful and pungent aroma that’s woody and herbal Rosemary oil is penetrating to the senses though much less sharp than the cineole variety.
Rosemary oil, ct. verbenon from Corsica is steam distilled from the evergreen shrubs native to this region of Europe. The Corsican Rosemary has a classically clean, fresh verbenone aroma with excellent tenacious dry out notes. Small farms in Corsica supply only a few hundred pounds a year from native plants, making this oil an extraordinarily rare specimen to be savored and appreciated.
This aromatic plant has lovely blue flowers and may grow as tall as six feet in height.
Its clean, fresh and penetrating aroma is noticeably different from the cineole variety of Rosemary which has a higher cineol content and only small trace amounts of verbenon. Oils grown in the soil of this region are known to have vebenon content with antimicrobial action.
Its soft fragrance is refreshing, lasting and pleasant. It smells like the fresh picked herb! This is my favorite of the Rosemary varieties.
Rosemary is a good first aid oil to have on hand as it is very versatile with a multitude of uses. Use it alone or in a synergistic blend with other essential oils to enhance its effects.
Rosemary oil has the highest hydrogen content of all the essential oils which makes it a powerfully stimulating and warming oil!
With its long history of use Rosemary oil is one of the most highly valued of all the oils and has been considered a Holy Oil since ancient time. Many folk songs attribute deep mystery to its healing properties.
Remnants of Rosemary plant have been discovered in Egyptian tombs. Its incense was traditionally used by the Egyptians for purification and healing.
Both Greeks and Romans are known to have made wreaths of Rosemary to pay homage and give thanks to the gods.
Rosemary has been used traditionally as a universal healing herb and it was a chief ingredient in medicines made by the alchemists and early scientists like Paracelsus.
Philosopher-healers of the Renaissance period regarded Rosemary highly and praised its curative benefits in treating liver, heart, brain and eye disorders.
Through the ages Rosemary has been used to celebrate life and to attract benevolent outcomes. No feast was ever without Rosemary.
A 2013 study had two control groups in separate rooms. In one room there was a diffuser emitting the scent of rosemary and one with no diffuser. Both groups had memory exercises to complete. Subjects in the room with the scent of rosemary oil were shown to perform better. Blend with sweet basil, lemon, peppermint, melissa or atlas cedarwood to enhance this effect of boosting memory recall.
Acne prone skin may respond favorably to the renewing effects of Rosemary verbenon as well as to its action to fight infection and promote glandular balance and function. Its skin nourishing action makes it especially ideal for dry and mature skin. May be helpful treating spider veins on the face.
Gentler and less stimulating than the more traditional cineole rich Rosemary, this chemotype is frequently recommended by many authorities for its cellular regenerative and nourishing powers.
Rosemary verbenone is excellent for the treatment of oily hair, skin, scalp conditions, and dandruff.
Rosemary has been reported to strengthen and even restore sight, and said to make the heart merry and take away foolish imaginations.
Psycho-emotionally rosemary promotes your taking creative action, breaking free of negative habits and is especially good for clearing the mind and emotions. May be helpful for dispelling negativity and negative situations, add to Black Pepper to enhance this effect.
Rosemary Verbenon is recommended by many authorities for its cell regenerating powers. It is excellent for physical recovery of one’s energy after prolonged illness.
Traditionally Rosemary was used to RID bad ghosts – bacteria causing illness! Rosemary’s powerful antiseptic properties are in the famous “Vinegar of the Four Thieve’s.”
FOUR THIEVE’S STORY
During a great plague epidemic that swept through Europe there were four robbers who became well-known for robbing houses of plague victims. When they were finally caught and sentenced to death they were promised their freedom if they gave their secret for how they escaped from catching the deadly pestilence sweeping the country. The recipe they gave, which has been documented, included Rosemary.
Rosemary verbenon is a favorite culinary oil for food flavoring and makes an excellent marinade.
BLEND WITH: Atlas Cedarwood, Basil, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Fennel, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Peppermint.
SUGGESTED USE ON LABEL: Adult: Dispense 1-3 drops on cotton ball or smell strip and inhale, or as directed.
CAUTIONS: Do not apply to or near face of infants or children. Maximum dermal use level 6.5%.