Fragrant evergreen rosemary many centuries ago enjoyed a special honor among people. This was due to the unusual "talents" of the plant to heal on both the physical and energy levels. No less valuable is rosemary oil, the properties and application of which we now consider.
Rosemary oil has not only an invigorating scent that combines the freshness of pine needles and a slightly tart smell of herbs, but also a light pleasant texture that is so valued in cosmetology. In appearance, the product is an almost colorless liquid. Due to its rich aroma and healing properties, the oil is widely used in various fields - from cooking to the treatment of many diseases. Since ancient times, this plant has often been used for occult purposes, as it was believed that it is able to purify and protect the person and the space around him, as well as to awaken intuition.
Rosemary essential oil: properties and uses
One of the most striking features of rosemary is the stimulation of cells responsible for memory. This property was widely used in ancient Greece, where students made wreaths from this plant, so that its smell activated memory and stimulated mental activity. But, in addition to this, rosemary oil has a lot of useful qualities.
- The aroma of the oil perfectly harmonizes the emotional and mental state, returning an optimistic and cheerful state of mind, helping to cope with psychological clips and the effects of overwork and depression. To do this, you can light the aroma lamp or take a bath with the addition of 5-6 drops of oil.
- Inhalation of this aroma eliminates dizziness with hypotension, helps to reduce nausea during pregnancy, and also removes fainting. To do this, use the pendant with the addition of 2-3 drops of oil - periodically inhale its aroma during the day.
- The antispasmodic qualities of the product effectively eliminate muscle spasms and pain caused by increased physical exertion, joint pains arising on the background of arthritis, osteochondrosis and rheumatism, as well as headaches. In this case, rubbing with massage oil with the addition of 2-3 drops of rosemary oil will help.
- Massages and baths using rosemary product stimulate blood circulation, make muscles and ligaments more elastic, help to cope with varicose veins and demonstrate an anti-cellulite effect.
- Due to its antiseptic and healing properties, the oil restores damaged skin and eliminates purulent processes. This allows it to be used for the treatment of furunculosis, stomatitis (in this case, rinsing with 1-2 drops of the substance is done), as well as inflammation, cuts, burns and even insect bites. To do this, for half an hour impose a warm compress with 2-3 drops of oil to the place of damage.
- The aroma of rosemary increases libido, which allows it to be classified as aphrodisiac.
- The activation of immunity is another important property of extracts from rosemary, which makes it an excellent tool for the prevention and recovery of the body during colds.
- Inhalations with the addition of this essential oil provide a good effect in the treatment of various diseases of the respiratory tract, preventing the multiplication of infection, reducing tissue swelling and thus facilitating the process of respiration.
- Oil is also used internally, as it has a beneficial effect on the gastrointestinal tract: it increases the flow of bile, eliminates congestion in the intestines and stomach, dissolves stones in the gall bladder.
- The use of this oil has a good effect on the state of the cardiovascular system, providing an anti-sclerotic effect and normalizing pressure.
- In the field of cosmetology, rosemary oil is also actively used: to reduce sebum secretion, cleanse the face of acne, reduce pores, get rid of scars, stretch marks and scars and increase skin elasticity. For this purpose, an aromatic substance (no more than 2 drops) must be added to the appropriate specific skin type cream, lotion or other cosmetic.
Rosemary oil for hair
Among the variety of natural products for the restoration of hair health, rosemary oil occupies a special place. Reviews of many women say that regular use of it makes the hair thicker, stronger, stops hair loss, accelerates growth, eliminates dandruff and reduces the secretion of the sebaceous glands.
Oil can be either added as an additional ingredient to the composition of masks, shampoos and balms, or used for aromatherapy in its pure form. To do this, a comb of a product is applied to a comb (or better, a wooden comb) and combed hair with smooth movements from root to tip. This procedure restores the structure of the hair itself along the entire length, and also stimulates the scalp, promoting the regeneration of hair on the deepest level.
Too frequent use of rosemary oil can cause excessive dryness of the scalp, so it should not be used more than 2 times a week.
The bright tonic effect of the oil increases the pressure, so people who are prone to hypertension and epileptic spasms should not use this tool.
Contraindications may be individual intolerance of the substance and too sensitive skin. Before use, it is necessary to carry out a test: apply oil to the skin in the area of the bend of the elbow and observe the condition during the day. With a normal reaction to the product, a burning sensation is permissible only for several minutes, after which there should not be any unpleasant symptoms.
You should not apply the essential oil less than 1 hour before going out in the sun, as this can cause burns on the skin.
During pregnancy, it is also advised to use rosemary very carefully.
Rosemary oil, whose properties and uses are extensive and impressive, is both a healing tool and a great way to create a pleasant atmosphere of warmth and comfort in your home. In addition, the product perfectly enriches the taste and aroma of food, being both a useful seasoning. But using this oil, one should meticulously observe the dosage in order not to provoke a negative reaction of the body.