Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary oil supports overall well-being, contains antioxidants, and supports a healthy immune system.*  Native to the Mediterranean and Asia, rosemary derives its name from the Latin words “ros” and “marinus,” or “dew of the sea.”  An evergreen shrub in the mint family, it grows abundantly in rocky coastal regions.  Rosemary essential oil has an invigorating aroma that can be used to create an environment conducive to work or study.  It is often included in soaps, fragrances, shampoos, and household cleaners and is a key ingredient in our Thieves® essential oil blend.  Rosemary Vitality™ essential oil has a bold, herbaceous flavor; contains antioxidants; and may provide immune support when taken internally.*

Rosemary and Rosemary Vitality are the same essential oil.

Product Profile

  • Has a robust, invigorating, herbal aroma

  • May promote the appearance of healthy-looking hair

  • Can be used aromatically to create an environment conducive to work or study

  • May provide immune and general wellness support when taken internally*

  • Contains antioxidants*

Product Use & Tips

Suggestions from Young Living

  • Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and apply to the desired area as needed.

  • Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.

  • Massage a few drops into your scalp or add Rosemary to your favorite shampoo or conditioner.

  • Diffuse it during work, study, or homework time.

  • Add 1–2 drops of Rosemary Vitality to a vegetarian gel capsule and take as a dietary supplement for immune and general wellness support.*

  • Add Rosemary Vitality to your favorite dressings, dips, and marinades to infuse them with its herbaceous flavor.

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Diffusing Notes

These are approximate drops.  Adjust recipes to your needs.  If a recipe is too strong for you, add fewer drops.  Do you need more?  Just add more, but no more than 8-12 drops for all of our diffusers with the exception of the Aria diffuser which requires 15-25 drops.

Tip:  When you first begin diffusing, start with less essential oil than listed in the recipes and build to more as desired.  You should give your body time to adjust to the essential oils.  Almost all the Young Living diffusers are ultrasonic which provides a cool-mist humidifier along with the essential oils.  These diffusers are safe to run all day.  Pay attention to the size of the room because the size will impact the intensity of diffusing.  Nebulizers and atomizers are different than ultrasonic diffusers because they do not use water.  For these, note the time limit for diffusing stated on each individual oil bottle.

Ultrasonic Diffusers

Ultrasonic diffusers work by using vibrations to break down water and essential oils into tiny particles, creating a fine mist that is released into the air.  Inside the diffuser, there’s a small disc that vibrates rapidly, usually at ultrasonic frequencies (beyond what humans can hear).  This vibration agitates the water and oil mixture, breaking it into micro-droplets that are then dispersed as a mist.  This mist carries the pleasant aroma of the essential oils and tiny water particles, helping to humidify the air and spread the fragrance throughout a room.  Ultrasonic diffusers are popular for their ease of use, quiet operation, and ability to provide both aromatherapy benefits and a visually appealing ambiance.

Cleaning Your Diffuser

  • Always turn off and unplug the diffuser prior to cleaning.
  • To ensure proper performance, clean the ultrasonic plate and lid after each use.
  • If essential oil begins to build up on the ultrasonic plate, gently wipe it off using a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.
  • If essential oil begins to build up on the lid, gently wipe it off using mild soap and water only.
  • Never use a corrosive detergent to clean the ultrasonic plate or damage will occur.
  • Periodically check under the diffuser to keep the fan intake free of debris.
  • Debris can be removed by blowing on the fan intake opening or wiping with a clean, dry cloth. (Do not use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives to clean the plastic housing.)
  • When not in use, clean the diffuser and store dry. Replacement ultrasonic plates can be purchased from Young Living.

 

Aromatherapy

When odorant molecules attach to odorant receptors, your body responds by sending electrical impulses into your brain. This causes different physiological reactions depending on the aromas detected.

The sense of smell has a profound impact on your emotions and inner desires.  Those scents can set the mood or bring up memories before you are even aware of it.

Aromas impact your body and they can set the mood and atmosphere in any environment. 

The sense of smell is directly connected to the limbic lobe of your brain, also known as the emotional control center.  The limbic lobe plays a big role in your mood, memory, behavior, feelings, and emotions, and it is connected to the olfactory bulb in the nose.

How to Use Essential Oils

Aromatically, Topically, Internally & Safely

You just purchased a bundle, kit, or collection of essential oils.  Now you’re overwhelmed by how to use them.  We’ve all been intimidated by how to use essential oils.  With a little practice and this simple guide, you’ll be an expert in no time.

This video covers how to use essential oils:
• Aromatically
• Topically
• Internally
• Safely

How to Apply Essential Oils - Three Main Methods

Stumped on how to apply your essential oils? How you apply an oil depends on what benefit you want to get out of it. Different oils offer different benefits, depending on how and where you apply them.  So, before using any new essential oil, be sure to check that oil’s uses and benefits and read any labels and instructions that come with it. If you have questions or concerns, check with your healthcare provider.

Using Essential Oils Aromatically

Let’s start with the hallmark way to use essential oils: aromatically.  All essential oils feature a signature aroma you can smell and inhale for various effects.  One oil’s crisp scent can invigorate you when you need a midday pick-me-up. Another’s soothing aroma can help you unwind after a tough day.  You can use essential oils aromatically by simply opening the bottle and inhaling its aroma.  They can also be applied topically as a personal fragrance, but always dilute them with a carrier oil, which is a plant-derived oil like coconut or almond oil.  Dilute a few drops of essential oil with your carrier oil and then rub it into your palms and inhale or dab some behind your ear or on your neck. You can also use a diffuser to disperse the essential oil into the air.

Using Essential Oils Topically

Another favourite way to apply essential oils is topically, where you allow the oil to absorb into your skin.  As mentioned before, always dilute oils with a carrier oil before you apply them topically.  Topical oils can become part of a massage or added to your preferred lotion, moisturizer or other personal care product. Some oils, particularly those from the citrus family, can cause photosensitivity.  A carrier oil is a plant-derived oil like coconut and almond oil that can be used to dilute an essential oil’s concentration.

Using Essential Oils Internally

If you think an oil smells terrific, wait until you taste it!  You can season your favourite dish or flavor a drink with certain grades of essential oils.  Ingesting oils lets you savor all their savory, herbaceous, spicy, fruity potential.  The simplest ways to take essential oils internally is to add them to a glass of water, take them in a capsule or use them as seasoning.  Start off with a small amount.  A little goes a long way, and even a single drop might overpower your recipe.  One recommendation is to dip a toothpick in the oil and stir that little bit in as a starting point.  Of course, before you use any oils internally, make sure the oil is safe to ingest.  Unless it specifically says on the label that it’s safe for ingestion, assume it’s safe for external use only.

 

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DIY Essential Oil-Infused Hair Mask

Envious of the thick, long, healthy-looking hair that you see on social media? Same! Let us help you achieve your influencer hair goals in a natural, sweet-smelling way.

The root of the problem for most unhealthy and breakable hair is, well, your roots. Use this DIY hair mask infused with Rosemary and Ginger to give your scalp a well-deserved treat and get the selfie-ready hair you’ve been searching for.

Ingredients
• 3-4 drops Rosemary essential oil
• 2-3 drops Ginger essential oil
• 2 tablespoons carrier oil, such as coconut, almond, or olive oil

Instructions
1. Begin with clean hair, as leftover product buildup on the hair and scalp will prevent your mask from soaking in fully.
2. Combine the Rosemary and Ginger essential oils with the carrier oil in a small bowl.
3. Grab a comb and begin parting your hair in sections.
4. Apply the mixture from your scalp to your roots using your fingers. You can also use a comb if that is easier to spread the product throughout the hair. Focus mainly on the scalp, allowing the oil to fully saturate the area.
5. Leave the mixture in your hair for 15-30 minutes, then wash as usual.
6. Apply this mask twice per week for best results.

YL tip: This is a great opportunity to play around with other essential oils that are also known for amping up your hair routine. Try replacing the essential oils in this recipe with Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, Tea Tree, or Geranium. If you do, let us know which mask combo is your favorite!

 

Mermaid Hair

Long, healthy hair is serious summer goals, but we know luscious locks are always in season. Keep your scalp and hair healthy for the beach and beyond while promoting the appearance of strong, healthy-looking long hair year-round with our DIY mermaid hair spray. Featuring the best essential oils for hair, this mermaid hair spray will dress your tresses for every summer event with its enticing, natural aroma. The sweet, herbaceous fragrance makes this hair treatment the perfect summer beauty companion.

Sprays and serums for your hair abound in every store, but you may be wondering how to make a natural hair serum. Our hair serum is ideal for helping improve the appearance of thicker hair, and it’s great for oily hair, too. The trick is in our enriching combination of Rosemary, Lavender, and Cedarwood essential oils. Mix these three hydrating essential oils with witch hazel and water in a glass spray bottle. Want to know how to make mermaid hair spray that adds natural body and waves? Use salt water! After you wash your hair, spray this mixture on damp locks to seal in the moisture. Be sure to shake vigorously before each use.

Whether you’re looking to hydrate your hair for summer selfies or add volume year-round, the essential oil uses are seemingly endless. Look no further than these essential oils for healthy hair in this perfectly portable and easy-to-use mermaid spray.

Ingredients
• 10 drops Rosemary essential oil
• 10 drops Lavender essential oil
• 10 drops Cedarwood essential oil
• 1 ounce witch hazel
• Water

4-ounce glass spray bottle

Instructions
Mix essential oils and witch hazel together in an empty glass spray bottle.
Fill the rest of the bottle with water.
Shake vigorously before use; then lightly spray on wet hair.
Dry and style hair as normal.

We added salt water! For a natural, beachy look for any occasion!

 

DIY Essential Oil Detangling Spray

If your luscious locks tend to misbehave, it’s time to tame your tangled tresses with a homemade, Essential Oils Conditioning Hair Detangler. It’s the Rosemary essential oil that adds softness and shine to dry and damaged hair. Or, use it regularly as a leave-in conditioner to ensure your hair feels and smells terrific.

Here’s what you will need:
• 8 oz. spray bottle
• 2 tablespoons all-natural conditioner (or just use your favorite brand)
• 1 cup distilled warm water
• 4 drops Rosemary essential oil

Pour conditioner into spray bottle. Add warm distilled water into the spray bottle and shake until the conditioner is dissolved. Add Rosemary essential oil and shake again. Spritz the mixture on hair to make combing through tangles easier.

For best results, use Homemade Hair Conditioning Detangler mixture within two months.

 

DIY Exfoliating Soap

Dry, itchy skin got you down? Don’t worry, there’s hope—or rather, soap—for that! With our all-natural, homemade exfoliating soaps, hydrated skin is only a shower away.

Gentle exfoliation is the key to silky-soft skin. Our DIY soap bars include natural exfoliating ingredients to remove dead skin from the surface, plus a combination of coconut and essential oils to soothe as you scrub.

After a couple weeks, don’t be surprised if your friends are all, “Look at you glow, girl!” the next time you meet for lunch.

Ingredients:
Base:
• 6 ounces suspended organic melt and pour glycerin soap
• 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Mix-ins:
• Exfoliating ingredient
• Essential oils

Directions:
1. Cut soap into about 1-inch cubes.
2. Put soap and coconut oil in a large microwave-safe bowl.
3. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time until soap is completely melted, stirring in between to smooth clumps.
4. Add essential oils and mix well.
5. Add exfoliating ingredient slowly, stirring well to combine and remove all clumps. Work quickly before the soap gets too cool.
6. Pour into molds. Let sit until solid, approximately 1-3 hours.

Rosemary-Lemon-Sage soap with cornmeal

Mix-ins:
• 1 tablespoon cornmeal
• 10 drops Lemon essential oil
• 10 drops Rosemary essential oil
• 10 drops Sage essential oil

Cinnamon-Orange-Ginger soap with coffee grounds

Mix-ins:
• 2 tablespoon organic coffee grounds
• 15 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
• 10 drops Ginger essential oil
• 10 drops Orange essential oil

Joy-Geranium-Patchouli soap with poppy seeds and pink Himalayan salt

Mix-ins:
• 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
• 1-2 tablespoons fine pink Himalayan salt
• 15 drops Joy essential oil blend
• 10 drops Patchouli essential oil
• 10 drops Geranium essential oil

 

DIY Garbage Disposal Fresheners

Ever wonder what that funky smell is coming from your kitchen sink? We’re not exactly sure what it is either, but we do have a solution: DIY garbage disposal fresheners!

This easy DIY takes less than an hour, including cleaning up after! It’s natural and the fresheners will make your garbage disposal smell as fresh and clean as the day you bought it.

Ingredients:
• 1 cup baking soda
• ½ cup salt
• ¾ cup liquid Castile soap
• 30 drops essential oil
• Measuring spoon (we used a tablespoon)

Directions:
1. Combine baking soda and salt in a bowl.
2. Add Castile soap and essential oils. (See our scent ideas below!)
3. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture reaches the texture of wet sand. (YL tip: If you add too much water, the mixture won’t pack together or dry properly. Add more baking soda and salt to get the texture of wet sand.)
4. Pack the mixture into the measuring spoon. (YL tip: To get your freshener out of the measuring spoon, tap the spoon lightly on the counter until the contents slide out. Be careful! The mixture hasn’t dried yet, so it might be fragile.)
5. Let the fresheners dry for about 24 hours.
6. Store in a sealed glass jar and keep dry.

To use:
Put 1-3 fresheners in your garbage disposal. Turn the faucet on a steady cold stream and run the disposal for up to 1 minute.

Scent combinations:
• Classic Clean: 20 drops Thieves® and 10 drops Lemon
• Citrus Herb: 10 drops Rosemary, 10 drops Grapefruit, 5 drops Lemon, and 5 drops Peppermint
• Freshen Up: 10 drops Purification®, 10 drops Eucalyptus Radiata, and 10 drops Spearmint

 

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