Essential Oil Profile: Rosemary


Latin Name: Rosmarinus officinalis, Rosemary Verbenone ( Rosmarinus officinalis var. verbonene ( contains less camphor), Rosemary Cineole Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis var cineoleaka Rosmarinus officinalis ct. cineole) is sometimes preferred for use in respiratory and circulatory issues.

Family: Llamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Part: Leaves, flower & buds

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle Element: Wood, Fire, Metal

Functional Groups: Alcohol, ester, keytone, oxide, sesquiterpene, terpene

Type: Stimulating

Ayurvedic Dosha ( Balances): Kapha, Vata (Rosemary Verbenome)

Scent: Bracing, herbaceaous, clean, slightly sweet

For Skin Type: Oily, mature

Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Not w/ epilepsy, high blood pressure. Not w/homeopathy.

Physical Uses: colds, flu, cough, congestion, varicose veins, muscle pain, mucus, circulation, dandruff, hair growth,headache, low blood pressure, indigestion,arthritis.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Mental clarity, lethargy, exhaustion, fatigue, apathty, energizing, stress, learning, memory.

Other Uses: Hair and scalp tonics, add a ddrop to a natural bristle hairbrush.

Blends Well With: Leaf, needle, peel

News  You Can Use: The Virgin Mary is said to have spread her blue cloak over a rosemary bush as she rested, and the white flowers turned blue. The shrub came to be known as the “Rose of Mary”.



Photo by AromaAngie


Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 1999-2010.


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