Rosemary essential oil is made of aromatic rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) leaves and twigs, using the steam distillation method. Rosemary is widely spread in Spain, France, former Yugoslavian countries, Italy and Tunisia.
Rosemary essential oil has a rather intensive, distinctive scent of camphor.
In cosmetics it is used as an enhancing and refreshing scent for various products, particularly for oily skin, hair lotions, shampoos, toothpaste, etc.
The primary use in cosmetology revolves around stopping hair loss, since rosemary essential oil strengthens hair roots, stimulates hair growth and eliminates dandruffs. Its toning qualities are excellent for oily skin. One of the most effective means of battling lice and other parasites.
Methods and amounts of use:
Aromatic bath: essential oils are insoluble in water, thus dissolve 10-30 drops of essential oil mix in a glass of milk, kephir, yoghurt, cream, a tablespoon of plant oil or some honey and then pour the mixture into your bath.
Cream or lotion: put 10-15 drops of the essential oil mix into 1 spoon of unfragranced cream or lotion.
Hand cream or lotion: one-time use: 3 drops of the essential oil in 1 teaspoon of fatty oil.
After-shave lotion: 40 drops of essential oil mix into 120 ml of apple vinegar or vodka and 80 ml of distilled water.
Massage: 10-15 drops of essential oil mix into 2 tablespoons of plant oil.
Shampoo, conditioner or for rinsing hair: add two drops of this essential oil into a bottle of shampoo.
Use 8-10 drops for oily hair.
Sauna: 15 drops of essential oil mix into 10 l of hot water for soaking besoms.
Aromatic lamp: 4-5 drops for 5 sq. m. area. For daily use (don’t forget to add warm water).
Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products, identifies the following allergens:
Rosemary essential oil includes natural components: geraniol, limonene, linalool.