Rosemary ct verbonone

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.


  • This rosemary is useful in skin care preparations as it is nurturing to aging, dry skin. An AroMed favorite is 5 drops of rosemary and 5 drops of lavender essential oil in  2 ounces of our unscented organic lotion...just lovely.
  • The chemical constituent verbonone is great for breaking up thick mucous, and therefore a helpful addition to recipes that address sinus and nasal congestion.
  • According to Cantele and Purchon, " It is good as a general tonic because it is hormone balancing and regulates the endocrine system. It regulates the hypothalamus and is calming and lifts depression". 
  • It is reputed to increase circulation to the scalp and used in treatments to increase hair growth.
  • Rosemary is considered a "cephalic" oil, meaning it has a stimulating and clearing quality for the mind, while improving memory.

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.


Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Cantele,L and Purchon, N. The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness, Robert Rose, 2014.

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.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.

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