Rosemary oil is the extracted component used through steam distillation to extract the volatile oils from the rosemary plant. So it’s concentrating some of the therapeutic oils from rosemary through steam distillation.
What we get from rosemary oil are three main compounds camphor oil, pinene, such as alpha and beta pinene, and cineole. These compounds together really are what gives rosemary essential oil of all its incredible benefits.
If you know anybody who has thinning hair or is losing hair, it typically is caused by something in the body called DHT, or at least losing hair is caused by Dihydroxy Testosterone. Your body starts producing too much DHT.
Well, the way to combat that is through taking certain herbal compounds that lower your body’s DHT response. One of the number one herbs that do that is rosemary or specifically rosemary essential oil helps combat DHT. So it actually can stop losing your hair in its tracks.
The other great benefit is, because of how it supports the thyroid, the adrenals, and other organs in your body, it helps naturally thicken your hair. If you’re getting thinning hair, that’s typically a result of emotional stress, it can be nutritional deficiencies, it can be also stemmed from the health of your adrenals and your thyroid, rosemary helps with those things specifically.
So again, here’s what I’d recommend you do. If you have thinning hair, or a loss of hair growth, you can take rosemary essential oil in a capsule form, a drop two to three times daily, or get it in a supplement.
The other great thing about rosemary oil, it is again the number one essential oil for supporting brain health, and memory, and focus.
The way I’d recommend you use it is to do about three drops of rosemary oil, rub it on the temples, the scalp, and the back of the neck, but really right there on the temples is a great place to rub on rosemary oil, directly on the skin. You can also mix it with a little bit of olive or coconut oil, and sort of rub it on your neck, head, and forehead, temple area, but again it is great for memory.
Use that once to twice daily, it’s also great for children with ADHD. If you have a child with ADHD I do a blend of lavender, rosemary, cedarwood, and vetiver, rub it on their skin and body before they go in the classroom that morning, it’s great for ADHD, and for supporting focus there. By the way, it’s also been shown to be great for Alzheimer’s and dementia, any type of memory support. If you have brain fog it’s also fantastic. So rosemary oil, great oil for that as well.
Now part of that is due to the alpha-pinene that’s found in rosemary oil. The other compounds they’re all anti-inflammatory, the camphor and cineole, are all anti-inflammatory. So if you struggle with arthritis, so you’ve got pain in your joints, or muscle pain, any sort of joint or muscle pain, you can do a mixture of rosemary oil, with a little bit of coconut oil, rub it directly on the skin. And I like doing a blend of warming and cooling oil, so you can also add in wintergreen or peppermint oil.
So peppermint oil helps cool the area, rosemary helps reduce inflammation, and then ginger oil helps warm the area. So you can make your own at-home muscle rub, mixing those with coconut oil, to reduce inflammation if you’ve got a painful joint or muscle there as well.
Liver and gallbladder
In Chinese medicine, it’s called “tonifying“, or strengthening, an organ. So if you’re a person who knows you’ve been exposed to toxins, and you need to naturally cleanse your body, using rosemary oil can be fantastic.
What I recommend is simply diffusing rosemary oil and smelling it, rubbing it on your neck, or rubbing it on your neck and right over the liver-gallbladder area. You’re going to go down to your bottom rib here on the right-hand side, and you’re going to do about three to five drops of rosemary oil, and just rub it directly. You’re going to massage right below the ribs on that area for about 30 seconds, massage that oil in. It’s a great way to naturally support those organs there, and detoxification.
In fact, one of the things I love doing for the liver is doing a mixture of lemon oil, turmeric essential oil, and rosemary oil. All of those oils are great for liver and gallbladder detoxification.
Did you know that rosemary essential oil is one of the top two essential oils for supporting the adrenal glands? If you suffer with adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue, low energy levels of any type, or high cortisol levels, medical studies have proven rosemary essential oil can support the adrenal glands and help balance out cortisol levels. We know cortisol levels, if it gets too high, it’s known as the aging hormone. So by using rosemary oil daily, you can actually age more slowly and naturally support the body.
Also if you’ve got adrenal fatigue, I would use rosemary oil. I would do several drops on the low of your back, right around where your kidneys are, which is where your adrenal glands lie, as well as on the front of your neck, and then get a diffuser and diffuse rosemary oil as well. It is absolutely fantastic for supporting the adrenal glands, balancing out cortisol levels, and naturally boosting your energy levels.
In fact, to boost energy I love doing a blend of peppermint oil with rosemary oil, simply smelling those two together, rubbing those two together, diffusing those two together is great for the body.