33Rosemary An Amazing Herb For Your Skin And Hair

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a popular herb used in cooking and taken as a tea all over the world. But do you know rosemary is an incredible herb for your health?

This herb has many health benefits, a few of those benefits are helping to alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune system, circulatory system and promote hair growth.

Rosemary’s Health Benefits

Rosemary is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which help boost your immune system and improve blood circulation. The antioxidants have an important role because they help protect skin cells from damage and neutralize harmful free radicals.


One of the most well known attributes of rosemary is its aroma.  A research paper published in Pub Med studied rosemary’s aroma and found the aroma improves a person’s concentration, performance, speed, accuracy and mood. This herb is a known cognitive stimulant improving memory and boosting alertness, intelligence and focus. The aroma also helps relieve stress and anxiety.

Digestive Issues

Taken as a tea this herb is useful for digestion problems, including heartburn, intestinal gas, liver and gallbladder complaints and loss of appetite. This is because rosemary is an anti-inflammatory, and inflammation is a common cause of an upset stomach.

Another way to relieve digestive issues is with rosemary essential oil and a carrier oil like olive oil, jojoba oil or coconut oil. This combination will stimulate your appetite and help regulate the creation of bile, which plays a crucial role in digestion.

Rosemary Oil Digestion Recipe

Coconut oil is a solid oil, so you will have to melt the oil first then add the essential oil.


  • Teaspoon
  • Microwave or small pan
  • Small jar


  • 1 tsp. of a carrier oil
  • 5 drops of rosemary essential oil


  • Melt coconut oil if using
  • In a small jar stir 1 tsp of carrier oil with 5 drops of rosemary oil
  • The coconut oil will solidify when it cools, you can use it like a salve

To use the oil, apply a few drops of oil or a small amount of coconut salve on your abdomen and gently massage the mixture over your abdomen.

Applying rosemary oil in this way on a regular basis detoxifies the liver and promotes gallbladder health.

Rosemary Infused Hair Oil

Benefits of this hair oil has been known to promote hair growth, prevent baldness, slow graying, and treat dandruff and dry scalp. If this oil is used regularly 1-2x a week, it covers grey hair in brown or black hair. The oil relieves dandruff and flaky scalp because it nourishes the scalp and hair shaft. Another benefit of this oil is it helps your hair grow longer and fuller.

This is an awesome hair oil that is very simple to make.


  • Rosemary leaves fresh or dried
  • Olive oil
  • Chopstick
  • Clean jar and lid
  • Double boiler (hot infusion method)


  • Fill a jar halfway with either fresh or dried rosemary leaves then fill the jar to 1″ from the top with olive oil. Poke a chopstick through the leaves and oil to release any air bubbles and cap
  • Put in a dark place for 6 weeks then decant and your oil is ready to use
  • Proceed to coat your scalp and hair with the infused oil, then wrap your hair in a shower cap
  • Leave the oil on for 20 minutes as you go about your business, or blow-dry the cap on low heat for deeper penetration
  • When you’re finished, shampoo your hair to remove the excess oil

Hot Infusion Method

If you don’t want to wait 6 weeks you can do a hot infusion.


  • Fill a jar halfway with either fresh or dried leaves then fill the jar to 1″ from the top with olive oil. Poke a chopstick through the leaves and oil to release any air bubbles
  • Place the jar in a double boiler
  • Let simmer for 2-3 hours then strain into a container and its ready to use
  • Use this oil 1-2x a week for the best results

Other Uses For Infused Rosemary Oil

This remarkable oil isn’t just for your hair! Oh no, here are a few more uses you can try.

  • Add rosemary oil to your bath water for a relaxing bath
  • This makes a great massage oil for a relaxing massage
  • Rub the oil on aching muscles to relieve muscle soreness and pain
  • Stimulates circulation and contributes to a youthful, vibrant complexion
  • The oil helps prevent wrinkles by inhibiting free radicals from breaking down the skin’s elasticity
  • Rosemary oil contains analgesic as well as anti-inflammatory properties, for headache relief simply massage your forehead and temples with a few drops of oil

Rosemary, An Amazing Herb For Your Skin And Hair

Rosemary Hair Rinse


  • 2 tbs fresh rosemary leaves or 1 tbs dried leaves
  • 2 cups water
  • Pan
  • Spray bottle


  • Bring the water to a boil, then add rosemary leaves
  • Reduce the heat and simmer, covered to avoid the loss of volatile oils in the steam for 2 to 3 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and let it sit in the pot to cool. The water will turn a dark brown
  • You may see an oil film on the surface, and that’s normal it is the rosemary oil
  • Strain out the leaves and pour into a spray bottle
  • Your rinse is now ready to use

Rosemary is an amazing herb and has so much to offer for the health and care of your hair and skin. I think it’s incredible how many different uses just one herb infused oil has for our health.


Rosemary oil should not be used during pregnancy and is unsuitable for people with epilepsy or high blood pressure.

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