Rosemary is definitely one of my favourite essential oils because of its practicality and it’s fresh, rejuvenating scent. Check out some of these great uses for rosemary essential oil below!
Rosemary essential oil might not be the first one you think of when you think of a practical essential oil that you might use everyday. It’s not one of those ones that seems to show up in every essential oil DIY project ever like the way, say, lavender essential oil, or peppermint oil do, but I do find that it’s one that seems to have so many real-life uses that just make sense for me in my everyday mom life! I thought I’d share some with you today in case these uses might make sense for you too!
Benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary oil is said to be great for stress relief, anxiety, and mental clarity. One study found that smelling rosemary oil actually reduced levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, that was found test subjects’ saliva. Pretty amazing! A lot of companies have started adding rosemary essential oil to their bath and body products for this and many other reasons. It seems like whenever I smell a body wash or a soap that has a scent that I love, but that I just can’t put my finger on, it turns out that rosemary oil is in the recipe! There’s just something about it and anything improves mental clarity and makes me feel smarter is a winner in my books!
Another really neat use for rosemary oil in treating dandruff. It’s so simple: Just add a few drops to your shampoo and massage it in well. Rosemary oil’s anti-fungal properties make it really effective for this use. And rosemary oil has even been used for centuries in the Mediterranean region for stimulating hair growth, so you’re taking care of two things at once!
How I Use Rosemary Essential Oil
One of the first uses that I discovered that made me really fall in love with rosemary essential oil was discovering how well it works for clearing up sinus colds, often even better than cold and sinus medication! You can read all about how to use it in this way here.
I also used rosemary oil in my essential oil headache relief rollerball recipe, because it’s great for headaches as well, especially stress-related headaches.
And I use it in my super protective essential oil blend as well because of its alleged immune boosting and cleansing properties.
Here are a few more fun projects that use rosemary essential oil!
Cinnamon Rosemary Foot Soak from Shaken Together
Back Pain Relief Aromatherapy Bath Salts from Om Nom Ally
Rosemary Sink Cleaner from Frugally Blonde
Homemade Pet Shampoo from Thrifty DIY Diva
Who knew that little bottle of rosemary oil would come in so handy?
Buying Rosemary Essential Oil
I should mention that the oils that you see in the pictures of my own projects are the oils that I usually use at home and they’re from PURE, where I get most of my essential oils. You need to order directly from them, so let me know if you’re interested and I can get you some more info. Just leave me a comment or send me an email. ???? The PURE oils go through 9 different purity tests and are super high quality. They’re also about 1/2 the price of a lot of oils that you can get from the other big essential oil companies so that’s why I almost always buy from there. ????
It’s also handy to have some of these roller ball bottles, glass spray bottles, and some plain glass jars if you’re going to be starting to play around with DIY projects using essential oils. I find that if I don’t provide enough info about which essential oils and supplies I choose and why in these posts, that someone always asks to have that part of things explained a little better. So if you want to know more about this (or anything else I write about ever, just drop me a line!)
What other uses for rosemary essential oil have you discovered?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.