Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs to grow. It is beautiful in the herb garden, and flavors so many foods like chicken, beef and lamb. It’s easily recognizable and the scent it gives is quite well known. For this reason, rosemary has a lasting place in my garden and in my kitchen.
I also like to have at least one bottle of rosemary essential oil on hand at all times.
Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a sweet, fresh smelling oil. It is usually a thin oil, and is clear in color. It’s strong scent is a middle note in perfumery and blends well with many other essential oils.
Diffusing rosemary essential oil is a great way to enjoy the scent as well as getting some of the properties of the oil. The benefits of rosemary essential oil can include: helping with upset stomachs, easing migraines, and boosting energy by reducing fatigue. It’s also said that rosemary can help to relief congestion and coughs. Rosemary is also an antibacterial oil, making it great in homemade soaps and deodorants. It’s obviously a great oil to have on hand!
Here are some great blends to have on hand for your diffuser, or essential oil necklace. (make your own with the DIY instructions here)
Awake and Alert Blend
For each recipe, place the number of drops in a dropper bottle. You can use recycled essential oil bottles to hold your blends. (get the diy directions here) Gently shake to mix. Label the bottle with the oils used, amounts and the date. To diffuse, add 5-7 drops to a diffuser and allow to diffuse for 3-4 hours. To add to a necklace, simply add 2-3 drops on the necklace pad.
What is your favorite way to enjoy rosemary? Be sure to pin this for later!
**as a safety note- the data on the contraindications for this oil can be conflicting. Some say it’s okay for pregancy, and those with epilipsy while others say it’s not. I like to err on the side of caution and NOT use this oil during pregnancy, around very young children (younger than 6) or those prone to seizures.**