Getting Down to Essentials: Rosemary Essential Oil


Mention rosemary and most people will invariably tell you about a favorite dish that calls for the herb. Rosemary is certainly one of the most aromatic of the herbs and has a lemon-pine flavor that goes well with garlic and olive oil. That makes it a common ingredient for a whole range of dishes.

The word rosemary actually means “dew of the sea” in Latin. Considering that the herb is indigenous to the Mediterranean region, the name seems quite fitting. The rosemary bush belongs to the mint family, which also includes basil, lavender, myrtle and sage. Rosemary essential oil comes mostly from the leaves of the plant.

Since ancient times, rosemary has been used for a number of purposes, according to Organic Facts. In addition to food, has been used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes and even religious ceremonies. The ancient Egyptians used it as incense. Paracelsus, a renowned German-Swiss physician who made significant contributions to herbal medicine, valued rosemary oil because of its ability to strengthen the body.

Skin benefits

When it comes to skin, rosemary essential oil has a number of benefits and so is used in skin care cleansers, soaps, face masks, toners and creams. Rosemary essential oil contains a wide array of nutrients, including iron, calcium and vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is important for healthy hair and skin. Also the antioxidants in rosemary essential oil help prevent skin damage and maximize skin tone by combatting free radicals.

Stylecraze recommends massaging the skin with rosemary essential oil to aid rehydration and toning. The site also says that the cell regeneration properties of rosemary essential oil help to treat visible skin conditions and replace damaged tissue. In this way, it can help reduce the appearance of scars and spots.

Renewal Aromatherapy Massage Lotion

Rosemary essential oil is one of the key ingredients in BIOTONE Renewal Aromatherapy Massage Lotion. Mint and lemon grass work with rosemary essential oil to enhance clarity and renew the body.  

The paraben-free lotion also includes skin-healthy jojoba, shea butter, mango butter and olive oil to give a luxurious silky feel and smooth finish with a light natural aroma. The lotion is excellent for all massage modalities and offers extended glide so there is less need for reapplication.

Treat clients to the renewing effects of rosemary essential oil with BIOTONE Renewal Aromatherapy Massage Lotion as part of a relaxing massage.

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