Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary is an aromatic evergreen flowering shrub with ash-colored bark, green leaves, and pale lilac flowers.
- Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Leaves
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: There are three primary chemotypes of Rosemary: verbenone, cineole, and camphor. Each chemotype has different therapeutic properties and safety precautions. Chemotypes are variances of the chemical composition of certain essential oils extracted from one botanical species. They are not different species of the oil. Chemotypes occur when a plant produces a particular chemical in a higher than normal amount because of environmental factors such as light, soil, temperature, moisture, climatic influence, altitude, insect activity, and geographic area.
- Chemistry: Rosemary ct camphor is comprised of ketones (camphor), oxides/ethers (1,8 cineole), and monoterpenes (α-pinene, camphene) Rosemary ct cineole is comprised of oxides/ethers (1,8 cineole), monoterpenes (α-pinene) and sesquiterpenes (β-caryophyllene). Rosemary ct verbenone is comprised of ketones (verbenone, camphor), esters (bornyl acetate), and monoterpenes (α-pinene).
Rosemary ct vebenone
Rosemary ct cineole
Rosemary ct camphor
- Reproductive: soothes menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and calms post-partum feelings of depression
- Respiratory: benefits relief from inflammations, colds, and the flu
- Skin: cell regenerative for skin and hair, especially for oily and inflamed skin conditions
- Nervous System: balancing and clarifying for the mind and body
Rosemary ct cineole
- Nervous System: relieves chronic and general fatigue, benefits memory for those with impaired mental functioning
- Energetics: clarifying and energizing for the mind and body
- Respiratory: supports ailments and works as a mucolytic and decongestant
- Skin: aids skin repair of ulcerated tissue
- Pregnancy: provides energy boosts, improves focus, and respiratory and immune system support.
- Spiritual: supports the Throat Chakra associated with expression and communication
Rosemary ct camphor
- Circulatory: supports the circulatory system
- Digestive: aids in digestion and relieves flatulence
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for aches, pains, spams, cramps, and inflammation
- Energetics: energizing and clarifying for the body and mind.
- Scent Profile: top to mid note that has a fresh and herbaceous aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Rosemary can last up to 4 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Green, Herbaceous
- Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clove, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Labdanum, Laurel, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Mandarin, Melissa, Monarda, Myrtle, Orange, Oregano, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Pine, Rosalina, Sweet Orange, Tangerine, Tea Tree, Thyme.
- Rosemary ct. verbenone has GRAS status, although it can be neurotoxic if taken orally, due to camphor content.
- Rosemary ct. 1,8 cineole has GRAS status, although it can be neurotoxic if taken orally, due to camphor content. Avoid using (all routes) on children under the age of 10 due to 1,8 cineole content which can cause spasms of the glottis due to the cooling effect on the respiratory system. Ingestion of the oil is toxic and can affect the central nervous, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems.
- Rosemary ct. camphor has GRAS status, although it can be neurotoxic if taken orally, due to camphor content.
Products Using Rosemary ct verbenone Essential Oil
Products Using Rosemary ct cineole Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.