Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) has stimulating properties that are purported to increase skin cell turnover, and improve circulation. The scent is uplifting and stimulating which can in turn diminish mental fatigue and improve mental clarity.
Back in 2002, when I was in my Esthetician program, we literally had a major test once a week so we were always cramming. The group at my table passed around a little vial of Rosemary essential oil to inhale as we focused on the subject for that week. I can’t say for sure that it was the Rosemary that helped, but the students at our table consistently received better scores than the rest of the class.
In the Middle Ages, Rosemary was burned for fumigations that were used to drive away evil spirits and protect from plague.
Rosemary Scalp Therapy
4 ounces of Jojoba oil
20 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
5 drops of Sandalwood Essential Oil
2 drops of Clove Essential Oil
Directions: Mix all of the ingredients in a plastic bottle with a dispensing cap. Shake well and apply to roots. For best results, leave on at least 30 minutes before washing hair. For added benefit, gently warm oil in hot water bath or microwave before applying.
Usage: Use this recipe for dry scalp, dandruff, eczema, or whenever you want an aromatic pick me up.