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Rosemary EO

Family: Lamiaceae (labiatae)

Extraction: Steam distilled from fresh, flowering tops

Plant source: France, Spain, Tunisia, North Africa

Colour: Clear

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: top/middle

Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong

Aromatherapy class: invigorating

Aromatic Description: Fresh, minty, camphoraceous, herbaceous with woody-balsamic undertones, sweet, slightly medicinal.

Benefits: Antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant, stimulant (circulatory, mental and nervous), analgesic, tonic (nervous system), strengthening, restorative, purifying, protective, reviving, refreshing, insect repellent

Properties: Good for acne, eczema, insect repellent, poor circulation, muscle pain, colds, flu. Used in cases of metal fatigue, nervous exhaustion, stress. Used in homeopathic medicine or simply in non-scented cream rosemary is excellent for massage of sore muscles. It is an invigorating oil which can restore alertness. Good after a long hard day!

Blend Classification: Enhanser

Blends well with: bergamot, basil, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, citronella, eucalyptus, frankincense, cinnamon, geranium, grapefruit, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, orange, peppermint, pine, thyme, ylang ylang

Traditional use: muscle relaxant, skin toner, antiseptic

Common Uses: Aching muscles, sports injuries, apathy, exhaustion, sprains, stress, colds, coughs, fever, flu, sinusitis, strains, acne, bruises, arthritis, dandruff, hair loss, head lice, dull skin, exhaustion, gout, cellulite, fluid retention, low blood pressure, poor circulation, varicose veins, hair care, muscle cramping, headaches, and rheumatism.

Helps to: relieve pain, stimulate the mind, improve memory, stimulate menstruation, raise blood pressure, promote new cell growth, strengthen liver and nervous system, stimulate immune system, clears the mind, energises emotions

How to use: bath, compress, diffuse, steam inhalation, room fragrance, hair and skin-care preparations, insect repellent.

Safety Information: Neurotoxic (toxic to the nerves). Avoid in pregnancy. Avoid in epilepsy, (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner). Avoid in cases of hypertension or high blood pressure.

Cautions:  Avoid in allergic and inflammatory skin conditions. Avoid during pregnancy. Please use this oil in moderation. Do not take any oils internally. Do not apply undiluted oils, absolutes or other concentrated essences onto the skin.

If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, cancer or any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a certified Aroma therapist. Keep out of the reach of children.

Important Note:  The information provided herein, is for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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