Aromatherapy Spotlight: Rosemary

Rosmarinus Officinalis, or Rosemary, is an herb with needle-shaped leaves that has analgesic properties. It refreshes, purifies and stimulates.

Distilled from the flowering tops and the leaves, the essential oil is one of Colleen’s favourites to work with. It helps clear headaches, relieves pain and is good for digestive issues and chest infections, and it is useful against problematic menstrual symptoms. (Not for use during pregnancy, if you are epileptic, or if you have high blood pressure).

Historically, rosemary was put under children’s pillows to prevent nightmares. It has been used as incense for centuries and is considered a “middle” note in fragrance blends. It’s minty/herbal smelling and is most often found growing by the sea.

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