Rosemary is a powerhouse of an herb. It contains calcium, iron, and phytonutrients, smells great and is anti-inflammatory, too.
We humans suffer photodamage, and this is more pronounced during the summer months when we are all outside trying to soak up the sun before hibernation all winter long. Meanwhile, the phytonutrients of rosemary are fantastic against the damage the sun causes to our skin.
It should also be noted that rosemary has antiseptic capabilities, too. This means it is an excellent disinfectant for the skin and the hair, and given the current state of the world, we need to stay as clean and germ-free as we can.
So, how can we use this essential oil on our faces and bodies? In this article, we will discuss a few ways you can make the most of this awesome oil.
#1 You Can Have A Nice Spa Day at Home
Infuse the rosemary with some good old coconut oil. Take a half cup of coconut oil and make use of a double boiler to melt the oil down. Then add in a few drops of rosemary. Reduce that heat down to low and then simmer for an hour.
We were amazed at how nicely this worked. It is excellent for cell regeneration in our face, so it helps improve on things like acne scars, freckles, sunspots, and other imperfections.
You can do an at-home facial with this too. Boiling water with a few drops of rosemary essential oil smells and feels great. Place your head over the steaming bowl of boiling water and rosemary mix and cover your head with a towel.
You will love that feeling! Your skin will feel pleasantly tingly and refreshed. Just make sure you keep safe. If it’s too hot or you feel discomfort, step away. There are other ways to enjoy rosemary!
#2 Whip Up a Face Mask
Here is a nice face mask you can make for yourself.
You simply need:
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 2 Tbsp Greek yogurt (plain)
- 1 tbsp of your coconut oil and rosemary mix
Mix it up and apply it to the face. Give yourself 30 min of relaxation time and then remove with a clean cloth. You will notice a much brighter tone to your face, and it’s all thanks to natural and safe ingredients!
#3 Treatment for Acne
Acne oil treatments you buy over the counter might very well include rosemary. After all, it is a great anti-inflammatory agent and also has antiseptic properties. It spells bad news for pimples and other blemishes that might crop up.
If you can combine it with primrose oil, which is also great for acne of the hormonal variety, you have a serious secret weapon against those blemishes. Just make sure you use a good carrier oil such as coconut oil to get it onto your face safely.
Argan oil makes a great carrier, too. It smells really great, and it has a natural knack for restoring the elasticity and integrity of skin using its rich antioxidants, Vitamin E, and healthy fatty acids.
#4 Great for Hair: Try This Hair Detangling Mask!
A hot oil treatment can help detangle and soften hair, getting it back to a moisturized state. You can do this using one-part lavender oil, one-part rosemary essential oil, two parts of castor oil. It is also great for rectifying those grays that might be popping up prematurely.
Rosemary naturally darkens hair- no boxed hair color from the drugstore needed! You will find it much easier to comb through your hair and get rid of those pesky tangles. The scent of the castor oil will also be masked thanks to the great oils, and you will definitely see the difference in your hair once it’s all done.
#5 Make Yourself A Sugar Scrub
Okay, this one is definitely for the whole body, but it’s a nice little luxury you can make right at home. All you need is Rosemary, Olive Oil, Lavender, and sugar. It’s best to use edible versions of these oils if you can.
That way, if somebody accidentally ingests a bit, you have nothing to worry about. For example, if some got on your finger and you accidentally put your finger in your mouth to turn the page of a book, it wouldn’t be a big deal. Anyway, onto the recipe!
Get yourself a small jar with a seal. We used mason jars with lids for this recipe.
Here are the amounts we used:
- 2-3 drops of rosemary essential oil
- 1 Cup sugar
- 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
Mix up all the ingredients into a bowl and stir them until they are combined well.
Then, put the mix into your jar or airtight container. You’re all done!
Rosemary Is Great
In summary, rosemary oil is absolutely a natural blessing when it comes to taking care of our skin.
Here are a few more benefits you can enjoy:
- If you possess oily skin, rosemary can help you reduce the amount of oil your skin produces.
- Rosemary oil is excellent for absorbing deep into our skin, which means the benefits are much further reaching than just that top layer!
- Rosemary oil stimulates the skin. It is great for your circulation. It helps reduce puffiness, doing so by getting rid of excess water in our skin.
- Rosemary is a natural antioxidant. It means you are protected against harmful free radicals.
Rosemary essential oil is one of the best essential oils you can have in your arsenal. There is so much you can do with it, and it smells amazing. Rosemary is not just a cooking herb; it is so much more and has health benefits that go far beyond providing great taste.
Which of these great uses will you find for your rosemary essential oil? Whether you just want to treat yourself to a nice rosemary scrub, give yourself a rosemary facial at home or even use it to make your hair a bit healthier, you are sure to enjoy the smell and feel of the oil. Stay healthy and have fun!