Rosemary, scientifically known as Rosmarinus officinalis, is beneficial for internal and external health . Rosemary oil is a very popular essential oil, due to its powerful aroma, as well as its wide range of health effects. Fresh and dried herbs may be added to recipes for flavor .
The Benefits of Rosemary
Rosemary oil is beneficial for the hair and skin because of its high concentrations of phytonutrients, including caffeic acid, rosmarinic acid, camphor, ursolic acid, and various other active ingredients.
Rosemary is commonly used in hair and skin products as well as nutritious recipes. It’s scent is pine-like and you can find it in either fresh or dried form. There are a few things to look for when selecting rosemary.
I highly recommend purchasing organically grown fresh and dried Rosemary. To select a nutrient rich Rosemary, look for vibrant, fresh and deep sage green appearance. If there are dark spots or yellow coloration, you will want to avoid it.
Rosemary for Hair
Incorporating rosemary into your hair care regimen can support a healthy scalp and may enhance hair growth for all hair types. By improving circulation and reducing inflammation, rosemary oil can help to prevent hair loss, keeping you looking younger and feeling more confident.
Before applying to your hair and scalp, you will want to dilute it as it is recommended on the bottle. Combining rosemary essential oil with a carrier oil then massaging it onto the scalp can encourage healthy growing hair.
The antioxidants found in this oil helps prevent damage to the scalp from free radicals, as well as excess sun exposure.
The antibacterial nature of this oil may boost defenses of your scalp against chronic infection that can cause hair loss.
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How to Use Rosemary Oil for Hair?
If you want to use rosemary oil for hair, some methods include the following:
- Mixing rosemary oil into your shampoos and other hair care products can boosts its’ benefits. To add to one full bottle, I would recommend approximately 30 drops.
- Massage onto your scalp to support scalp health
- Create your own product (example; whipped shea butter with rosemary oil)
- Herbal Oil Infusion – Infuse dried rosemary into a carrier oil.
Rosemary oil should not be consumed internally. Children and pregnant women should also be mindful of incorporating this herb into their lifestyle. Irritation may also occur. If so, discontinue immediately.