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Benefits of Rosemary Oil

Rosemary has been around since ancient times, and it has been used in a variety of ways – from decoration, to health & beauty, to giving flavour to our food. It is a versatile herb that heralds from the mint family, fully acquiring a name for itself as a traditional remedy.

Rosemary For Hair

Since this is a beauty blog, let’s first discuss what makes rosemary so good for your hair.
The rosemary plant provides a variety of health benefits for your hair, such as promoting blood flow to the applied area, meaning that it improves circulation. Not only that, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being able to stimulate nerve growth. However, the most interesting part is that these properties can actually help in preventing hair loss. ‘How is that possible?’ you may ask. Well, the hair follicles absorb more nutrients as the blood flow is increased, in turn making them more resistant and less prone to dying off, which could cause hair loss.

As it is anti-inflammatory, rosemary can also help with a number of different conditions, such as dandruff, psoriasis, and eczema. If you don’t have a commercial product with it in, you can simply add a few drops of rosemary oil to your shampoo, conditioner, or both, and still reap the same benefits!

Another pro that rosemary oil has under its sleeve is that it can actually make your hair thicker and stimulate hair growth.
You can even create a DIY hair mask. Mix a few drops of rosemary oil with olive or coconut oil and apply it as a mask to your hair. Leave it on for about an hour and then wash your hair as usual! Your hair will smell amazing, and you will soon see the benefits of the treatment too!

Rosemary for Your Skin

 

Rosemary is filled with powerful antioxidants, making it helpful in the fight against ageing. It can also improve circulation and tighten loose skin, whilst also reducing the development of wrinkles and fine lines.
Another reason to add rosemary to your beauty routine is that it can treat acne. It is a potent, natural antibiotic, and it also has antiviral and antifungal properties too, helping to get rid of pimples and fade darker spots, giving you a wonderful, radiant complexion at the same time!

These qualities make rosemary useful in fighting a multitude of skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. It can also be used as a disinfectant in case of any cuts and burns – talk about a versatile herb!

Other Uses

Rosemary can combat some gastrointestinal problems, such as indigestion, cramps, nausea, and constipation. If you want a quick fix for these ailments, try adding a drop of rosemary oil to a tablespoon of honey, eat it once a day until the problem goes away.
Another well-known benefit of rosemary is that it helps with respiratory problems. If you get the flu, you can either diffuse rosemary around the house, ingest it with honey as previously mentioned, or simply use the spiky leaves to flavour your dishes. These are fantastic methods that can help you get better as soon as possible and get back to doing what you love.

Lastly, aromatherapy – an essential oil therapy treatment – uses rosemary as one of its core ingredients, making it a vital oil to have around your house. When diffused correctly, rosemary can improve concentration, enhance memory, and decrease stress and anxiety. If you want an energising mix, add 2 drops of rosemary oil, 2 drops of peppermint oil, and 2 drops of lemon oil to your diffuser and be prepared to kickstart your day right!

If you still aren’t convinced as to why you need rosemary in your life, you can add a few drops of oil and/or a few crushed leaves to a water bottle and use it as a mouthwash. Rosemary is known to fight bad breath due to its antimicrobial qualities, giving you an instant boost, as well as a chance to feel the effects of this wonderful herb immediately. In addition, another benefit is that it also helps with gingivitis, as well as combatting the development of plaque and cavities in your teeth – result!
As for adding rosemary to your diet, it is a great source of iron, calcium, and vitamins A, C, and B6, as well as providing anti-oxidising benefits too.

So, next time you cook your best recipe of baked potatoes, keep that in mind, and don’t be afraid to add some crushed rosemary leaves!

Conclusion:

When everything is taken into consideration, I would say that rosemary is an extremely versatile plant that you can keep in your home or even grow in your own garden. It can be ingested, diffused, or applied topically, easily improving your quality of life in the process!

Sources:

Healthline.com
intrepidmentalhealth.com
healthline.com

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Jessica Reynolds

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