Welcome, June! As we move through the grounded, home-based sign of Taurus (April 20- May 20) and into airy Gemini (May 21-June 21) it is important to keep our minds clear, bright and alert. Gemini is a sign that naturally supports the inner workings of the mind, but we may tend to get carried away with Gemini’s whisps of intellect and zephyrs of fleeting inspirations.
That's why Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is here to support us in these changing times. You may know this ancient herb as a kitchen ally, but Rosemary has so many great benefits for our overall wellness that once you learn more about her, you will want to take her everywhere with you!
Healingscents Rosemary essential oil is sourced from organic farms in Tunisia and is steam distilled to produce the familiar herbaceous and camphorous scent we all know and love. Here are some uses and therapeutic properties of this staple essential oil (please make sure to research the safety data on essential oils prior to use, dilute, and do a "patch test" before using any oils on your skin).
Rosemary is an anti-inflammatory herb. When applied to the face and eyes, it helps to reduce puffiness and swelling. It can also alleviate burning and irritation from rashes, cuts and sores.
This common plant is also known for its cleansing properties – not only is it great in a facial or body wash, but you can put a few drops of Rosemary essential oil in a fragrance-free all-purpose cleaner for added germ/bacteria killing power. Rosemary’s fresh scent will also make your home feel cleaner than usual!
You may already know that Rosemary is an excellent brain and memory booster, but did you know that it is also a hair growth promoter? Adding a few drops of Rosemary to your shampoo or hair oil and massaging it into your scalp will not only leave you feeling mentally alert and clear, but it will also clear dandruff and strengthen your hair follicles.
Historically, this beloved plant is native to the Mediterranean region and was naturalized through Europe and the Western world. She has now made her way into homes all over the world. Aside from its topical uses as an essential oil, Rosemary is a potent medicinal herb with an affinity for the cardiovascular, nervous, digestive and female reproductive systems. It has been used as a whole plant in natural medicine for centuries. When a plant like this has such tried and true results, there is no denying its place in your self care arsenal!