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~Rosemary Essential Oil (Tunisia)

~Rosemary Essential Oil (Tunisia)
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Rosemary is one of the most popular essential oils and the herb is well known for it’s culinary uses.  It has a strong, herbal aroma with minty and woody undertones that blend well with lavender, thyme, pine, peppermint, cedarwood and many spice oils. 

  • Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis ct. Cineole
  • Origin: Tunisia
  • Cultivation: Cultivated
  • Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
  • Part Used: Herb
  • Blends Well With: frankincense, lavender, clary sage, cedarwood, basil, thyme, citronella, lemongrass, elemi, geranium, chamomile, peppermint and cardamom

Essential oil of Rosemary is widely used and has a classic herbaceous scent with subtle minty and woody undertones. This selection of Rosemary has slightly more top-note impact than our Organic Rosemary essential oil but mid-notes still predominate. 

Rosemary essential oil is appropriate for use by inhalation or diluted topical application. Do not apply this essential oil near or to the face/nostrils of children or infants.

Botany

Rosmarinus officinalis is one member of a genus containing two species and is the one typically used for essential oil production and cited in aromatherapy references. The other species, Rosmarinus eriocalis, is a prostrate variety. Since some botanists feel that the two are the same species and that the prostrate type is simply a varietal, R. eriocalis is sometimes known as R. officinalis var. prostratus. Many herbalists use the two interchangeably for making traditional herbal preparations.

Safety Considerations

The safety of Rosemary Essential Oil for aromatherapeutic use varies considerably from sample to sample. Camphor is one of the natural constituents found in rosemary essential oil and the amount of camphor varies greatly based on the variety  of rosemary, where the plants were grown and how they were distilled. Since camphor has been shown to have some neurotoxic potential,  we recommend that for most applications you should choose a rosemary essential oil with a relatively low camphor content. 

Rosemary essential oil is one that is best used in small amounts and it should be avoided all together by those who have a history of seizures. Some authors have stated that the oil should not be used during pregnancy or by those who have high blood pressure. Do not apply this essential oil to or near the nostrils of infants or children. In addition, all general precautions (see below) should be observed when using this essential oil.

 

General Safety Considerations:

  • Do not take essential oils internally.
  • Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
  • Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution, refer to an aromatherapy text).
  • The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Essential oils are not drugs and are not appropriate for treatment of illnesses.
  • Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
  • The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.

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