The rosemary plant is a very common ingredient in cooking. It’s a very aromatic herb with needle-like leaves.
It’s used it in marinades, bread, soups, potatoes, pasta, and sauces. The leaves are stripped from the stem and then chopped finely for use.
Rosemary essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers of the plant. The smell of the oil is much more pungent than the leaves and smells very herby but in a good way.
Rosemary oil has palliative, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties similar to peppermint oil.
In 2002, Francesc Casadó Galcerá patented a hair and scalp lotion, which included rosemary, hops, and Swertia.
He found that his invention increased hair growth rate by over 20%. You can read about the full study HERE.
3 Best Ways to Use Rosemary Essential Oil for Hair
1. Hair Loss Treatment
For more on using essential oils as a hair loss treatment, be sure to check out The Ultimate Hair Growth Guide.
2. Scalp Massage Oil
You can read my earlier article about scalp massaging at 8 Steps to Effectively Massage Scalp with Oil.
3. Refreshing Hair Spray
If you are protective styling, feel free to include is as part of your refreshing spray. It can help eliminate itching and any funky smell.
There’s a basic recipe you can build on at 4 Essential Oils to Keep Your Braids Refreshed This Summer.
Rosemary essential oil blends well with peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, and lavender oil. Always purchase therapeutic grade essential oils.
If you are pregnant or taking medication, please consult your physician before you start using essential oils.
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