Rosemary- AroMed's Rosmarinus officinalis ct verbonone is certified organic, and the twigs, leaves and flowering tops are steam distilled in South Africa. It is in the labiatae plant family, is a middle note and has a clean, fresh, herbaceous, woody aroma. This verbonone chemotype has a softer, ever so slightly floral aroma than the camphor or cineole variations.
Emotional Support - rosemary can encourage increased energy, upliftment, confidence, clarity and concentration.
Blends well with- Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, cinnamon, clary sage, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, myrrh, niaouli, oregano, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, ravintsara, tea tree, thyme
Notes of interest- Check out this article on Robert Tisserand's website regarding rosemary's ability to improve memory. Very compelling.
Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, lotions, steam inhalation
Safety data- Rosemary should be avoided during pregnancy and with those with epilepsy. The verbonone chemotype is safe for children over 2 years old at a 1% dilution. (5 drops per 1 ounce/30 mL carrier). Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.
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Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.
Worwood V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.
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