Oil of the week – Rosemary
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:
- To help improve concentration when studying, rub 1 drop of rosemary oil on the bottoms of the feet.
- 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.
- 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.
- To relieve symptoms of the cold or flu: Rub 1 drop of Rosemary and 1 drop of Frankincense over the chest twice daily.
- To flavor a roast: Add 1 drop of rosemary oil a simple olive oil, salt and pepper marinade.
- To reduce stress and lower cortisol levels: Diffuse 2 drops Rosemary, 2 drops Lavender and 1 drop Frankincense.
- To ease muscle pain and improve circulation: Rub 1 drop of rosemary and 1 drop of 1 geranium oil on the area of concern.
- 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.