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Rosemary essential oil
100% pure therapeutic grade
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Plant part: herb
Extraction method: steam distillation
Description: An evergreen shrub with ash-coloured scaly bark and leathery, thick leaves which are lustrous and dark green above and white underneath.
Colour: pale yellow
Common uses: Its best-known use is as a facial oil for very dry skin. It also nourishes the scalp and keeps hair looking healthy and shiny. It normalises excessive oil secretions and improves most scalp problems, especially dandruff.
Strength of aroma: medium
Blends well with: basil, bergamot, cedarwood, frankincense, ginger, lemon, orange, peppermint.
Aromatic scent: fresh, woody, herbal mint scent
History: Because it grows close to the sea its name means ‘Dew of the Sea’. Its leaves were traditionally burned in hospitals to purify the air and was used as incense by the ancient Romans.
Cautions: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.
Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.
Everyday, super simple uses for essential oils
Essential oils are used to fragrance soap (2%-3%), balms (0.5%), skin creams and butters (0.5%).
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