Oil of the week – Rosemary

Oil of the week – Rosemary
Rosemary essential oil is a woody aromatic oil that can be used both for cooking and for therapeutic uses. It’s been used for thousands of years and¬†was considered sacred by the ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Hebrew cultures. To avoid smelling like a roast or pizza, I don’t suggest using it on your neck, but instead on your feet, or mixing it with other oils. ūüôā

Rosemary blends well with frankincense, lavender, clary sage, cedarwood, basil, thyme, lemongrass,  geranium, roman chamomile, peppermint and cardamom.

Here are 8 practical ways to use rosemary oil:

  1. To help improve concentration when studying, rub 1 drop of rosemary oil on the bottoms of the feet.
  2. For a detox bath after having an x-ray or flying: Fill the bathtub with warm water and add 1 cup of Epsom salts and 1 drop of baking soda, 1 drop of Rosemary oil and 1 drop of Juniper Berry oil. Soak for at least 20 minutes.
  3. To support the digestive system: Rub 1 drop of rosemary over the stomach daily, or put 1 drop in a capsule and take internally. I know internal use of oils is a controversial topic, so only do this with a completely pure oil like doTERRA, or if you’re not comfortable taking internally, then use it topically.
  4. To relieve symptoms of the cold or flu: Rub 1 drop of Rosemary and 1 drop of Frankincense over the chest twice daily.
  5. To flavor a roast: Add 1 drop of rosemary oil a simple olive oil, salt and pepper marinade.
  6. To reduce stress and lower cortisol levels: Diffuse 2 drops Rosemary, 2 drops Lavender and 1 drop Frankincense.
  7. To ease muscle pain and improve circulation: Rub 1 drop of rosemary and 1 drop of 1 geranium oil on the area of concern.
  8. For an all-natural insect repellant: mix 10 drops each of rosemary, peppermint, thyme and clove oil in a spray bottle filled with water. Shake well before spraying.

Essential oils can be incredibly beneficial for you and your family. Instead of loading up on toxic synthetic chemicals, consider using these life-giving essential oils which have been used for thousands of years for health and healing.

The brand that I trust for me and my family is doTERRA therapeutic essential oils. If you want to get started with essential oils, you can click here to set up an account and get your oils at wholesale (up to 55% less than retail).

If you want to start with some great oils, pick up the¬†“Home Essentials Kit”.¬†The kit comes with 10 important essential oils, a 4-hour oil Diffuser, plus you save over $80 off the wholesale prices.

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