Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Traditionally used for immune and hormone support, healthy lung, liver, kidney and endocrine function and to soothe minor muscle and joint aches and pains.
A top note with a strong aroma, Rosemary has a fresh, strong, woody and herbal scent.
An evergreen shrub with numerous branches, Rosemary's bark is ash-colored and scaly with leathery, thick leaves that are lustrous and dark green with white underneath. Its tiny pale blue blossoms abound from December through spring, and it can grow to heights of close to 2 meters in height. Its name means 'dew of the sea' because Rosemary naturally grows near the Mediterranean Sea. It has been used medicinally for several thousand years, and its leaves were traditionally burned to purify the air. Rosemary was used in Roman burial rites, and that practice continued well into the middle ages when it was customary to lay branches of rosemary on the coffin at funerals.
Our Rosemary hails from carefully tended fields in Morocco.
Can be applied topically at a 3% dilution (3 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil); 1 drop per 1 hour in a diffuser for essential oils: do not ingest; contact with eyes should be avoided.