Rosemary oil is extracted by steam distillation of the flowers of the herb Rosmarinus officinalis.
It has a robust and camphor-like aroma, which is why the oil is popularly used as a mental stimulant, an antidepressant, for treating mood swings, and other psychological problems.
Uses and Benefits
The oil boasts of various antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and antioxidant properties which give it its numerous health, cosmetic, and household benefits.
Some health benefits include reducing congestion and sinusitis, soothing aches, cramps, and tight muscles and for relief from headaches and migraines.
Boost your brain activity and get rid of headaches
It is also helpful to use while working or studying as a mental stimulant and similarly for mental fatigue relief.
It also treats the following health problems:
- Digestive and liver problems
- Vaginal infections
- Normalizing blood pressure
- Skin problems
- Increases circulation and treats varicose veins.
Say hello to longer thicker hair
The oil is also known to stimulate hair follicles to improve thicker hair growth. Rub some on your scalp or add a bit to your homemade shampoo or conditioner.
Regular use results in longer and stronger hair.
It also supports oral health as it’s a disinfectant.
Application: Add a few drops to a glass of warm water and use as a mouthwash to fight cavities, bad breath, and other dental problems.
The oil is not advised if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you have epilepsy.