This herb promotes hair growth. You can mix ½ cup of rosemary leaves to 1 cup of water. Before staining the leaves use as a cleaner for facial blemishes. After straining, add this solution to your shampoo.
Rosemary assists in the opening of blocked scalp and skin pores, thus improving hair growth and skin vitality. You can also make rosemary tea and enjoy a cup a few times per day, as ingested it also benefits overall blood circulation and supports hair and skin growth simultaneously.
Rosemary can sharpen your wits and enhance your memory. It can also help to ease aches and pains and boost circulation. Women traditionally rinse their hair with rosemary water for clean, gleaming results.
Using Rosemary leaves directly, it is often combined with sage leaves to cover graying dark hair.
History of The Rosemary Herb:
Rosemary was used extensively by ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks to whom it was sacred. It also symbolized friendship and loyalty. The word “rosemary” is derived from the Latin word ros marinus, meaning “rose of the sea”.
First distilled in the thirteenth century, rosemary essential oil has a long history and wide range of therapeutic uses.
Mind and Spirit: Rosemary can enhance memory and it is also good for correcting apathy and mental fatigue. An exhilarating oil, it instills enthusiasm and bolsters self confidence and restores faith in our innate potential. As rosemary boosts the memory, it is a reminder of our true calling in life.
Applications: Initially only use 1 to 2 drops of oil in the bath, applied to hair or to the skin for massage to avoid skin irritation. Once known that Rosemary does not cause skin irritants, follow the recipes below.
- Physical weakness and recuperation after illness
- Muscle stiffness and pain, especially backache, poor circulation and memory loss
- Darkens the Hair when used as a rinse
Secondary Actions: Poor concentration, colds, catarrh and bronchitis
Rosemary is energizing, it stimulates the central nervous system, aids the lymphatic system by eliminating wastes from the body and is a good choice for edema and cellulite. In the bath or as a massage, rosemary helps to improve circulation. It also improves circulation in the scalp and can be used in cases of dandruff and hair loss.
Rosemary is also helpful for muscle pains and rheumatism. For rheumatism, use in a friction rub with alcohol and for muscle pains use in a friction rub with olive oil or other massage oil.
Botanical Name: Rosemarinus officinalis
Odor Intensity: High
Arthritis and rheumatism
Colds, cough and flue
Edema, water retention
Hair loss, dandruff ~ Scalp stimulator
Memory loss, mental fatigue
Aroma: Camphoraceous, penetrating, fresh
Parts Used: Leaves and twigs
Essential Oils Properties: antiseptic, analgesic, antirheumatic, astringent, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, diaphoretic, digestive, decongestant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypertensive, parasiticide, stimulant, tonic.
Emotional concerns: Rosemary is useful in cases of mental fatigue, lethargy and forgetfulness. It promotes mental clarity and clears the mind of doubt and confusion.
Contraindications: Avoid use during pregnancy or on those with a history of high blood pressure or epilepsy. Do not use on sensitive or damaged skin. Rosemary may have antifertility effects, preventing egg implantation. Large quantities of ingested rosemary oil may cause intestinal irritation and renal damage. Avoid using if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy.
Rosemary Uses: Rosemary makes a great tea and the fragrant oil extracted from the leaves and is used in perfumes, shampoos and other cosmetics. Rosemary tea used as a hair rinse will help to alleviate baldness by massaging and stimulating the hair bulbs.
Best Hair Conditioner ~ Conditioner on Dry Hair: Rosemary helps to make hair shiny and healthy. Add a teaspoon of the herb to a cup of boiling water. Strain and massage the liquid into your scalp. Comb through and then shampoo. This mixture is not for blonde or fair hair unless you want to darken your hair.
|Rosemary Scalp Treatment for Hair Loss|
|1 Tbsp Jojoba oil
2 tsp massage oil
8 drops Lavender
5 drops Clary Sage
3 drops Rosemary
3 drops Grapefruit or 3 drops Ylang Ylang
|Combine all oils in a test tube or similar glass (preferable) object. Warm the mixture in your hands or in separate warm water vase before application. (do not let water penetrate the oils.) Massage a few drops of the oil into the scalp. Cover Head with plastic wrap and leave overnight to be absorbed. Rinse the next morning. Apply 3-4 times weekly. You will soon encounter the most luxurious bounce to your tresses|
Rosemary oil has a number of properties that promote healthy hair growth. One of the important rosemary oil properties is its stimulating effect. The use of rosemary oil on the hair and scalp helps stimulate blood circulation to the scalp and therefore promotes healthy hair growth. It is light in texture and therefore, does not clog the pores in the scalp that may retard hair growth. Rosemary oil is used along with other essential oils and a base oil to enhance its effects.
|Rosemary Oil for Hair Growth|
|1 teaspoon wheat germ oil
2 oz. sweet almond oil
1/2 oz. avocado oil
1/2 teaspoon lecithin
|Mix all in a bowl. Then add about 15 to 20 drops of rosemary oil. Blend all oils well. Pour into a glass bottle or jar and let it stay for about an hour or so. Prior to using the oil on your hair, boil a glass of water and place the bottle of oil into it to warm it up. Use the warm oil to massage your hair for about 30 minutes before washing it out. Use this oil at least twice a week.|
Kali S. Winters