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Rosemary Spotlight

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Rosemary has an earthy, sweet, herbaceous scent that is familiar and welcoming, but many people aren't aware that this oil is a powerhouse! Inhaling rosemary can help overcome mental fatigue, improve mental clarity and focus, ease anxiety and enhance analytic ability. Rosemary is a key player in our beloved Thieves blend and has been burned for centuries as incense to ward off sickness. To say we love this oil is an understatement!

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JUST A DROP OF ROSEMARY

  • Has a crisp, invigorating, herbal aroma that pairs well with most other oils
  • Promotes shiny, healthy-looking hair
  • Cleansing and purifying
  • Helps create an environment conducive to work or study
  • Supports the immune system and overall wellness
  • Contains antioxidants

BACKGROUND 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, Rosemary 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 the Thieves essential oil blend. Rosemary is highly supportive of the immune, respiratory and cardiovascular systems and is often used to support healthy blood pressure.

KEY CONSTITUENTS Constituents are naturally occurring compounds in plants (and therefore essential oils) that give them sprecic health-supporting properties.

  • Eucalyptol: eucalyptol has a distinctive, fresh aroma that has a calming effect on the user when applied in aromatherapy. Research shows that eucalyptol may have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and neuroprotective effects. It may also act as a bronchodilator, supporting airway opening.
  • Camphor: known for its medicinal aroma, camphor has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries for its cleansing properties and was used as a fumigant during the plague era. This constituent may provide antibacterial anti-inflammatory and skin supporting properties.
  • Alpha-pinene: a powerful antioxidant, some studies have shown alpha-pinene to support the body through inflammation and to help calm the mind.

PRODUCT & EMOTIONS Rosemary can be an incredible health tool when it comes to emotional support! Not only does this herbaceous oil help with mental clarity and focus, it is supportive of the immune system as well. And our immune system is highly linked to our emotional state!

Think about it. When you feel something coming on you are often more easily agitated, feel low energy and even depressed. When we begin to fall below the wellness line it affects us physically, yes, but also spiritually, emotionally, mentally. The opposite is true as well. When we are feeling the negative side of emotions, our immune systems need some support. Feelings of Vulnerable, Exhausted, Unfocused, Uncertain and Run Down are a great time to grab your Rosemary!

One simple way to help with this… keep your bottle of Rosemary beside the bed. When you wake in the morning feeling sluggish, unwilling to start the day, uncertain of what is ahead, take a deep breath of Rosemary. To promote Clarity, dilute and rub over the throat or over the liver.

PRODUCT OPTIONS

  • Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Rosemary Vitality Essential Oil Rosemary is also found in Clarity, En-R-Gee, JuvaFlex, Melrose, Purification and Thieves essential oil blends, all the Thieves products (Household Cleaner, Foaming Hand Soap, Toothpaste, etc.), Mornings Start Bath & Shower Gel, Comfortone, Essentialzyme-4, Inner Defense and many more products!

DAILY HABITS WITH ROSEMARY & ROSEMARY VITALITY Note: Rosemary and Rosemary Vitality Essential Oil are the same oil; Rosemary Vitality is labeled for ingestion but is the same product.

  • Add Rosemary Vitality to your dressings, sauces, marinades and infused oils for cooking! Use 1 drop of Rosemary Vitality to replace 1 teaspoonful of dried herb.
  • Add Rosemary Vitality and olive oil to an empty vegetable capsule and use as a dietary supplement to support healthy circulation, cleansing and cardiovascular health.
  • Make this DIY Adrenal Love Serum to support the endocrine and adrenal systems (stress response!)
    • To a 2oz dropper bottle add:
    • 10-20 drops each Rosemary, CLove, Nutmeg.
    • Fill with castor oil.
    • Apply over the lower back daily before bed OR morning and evening.
  • Use Rosemary in DIY cleaning products for a fresh, sparkling home.
    • Add 20 drops to Thieves Cleaner (option to add 20 drops of Lemon as well)
  • Add to a room spray (recipe above)
  • Use in laundry: on wool dryer balls, add to Thieves Laundry Soap
  • Add Rosemary to the DIY Mattress & Upholstery Spray recipe above
  • Use Rosemary to make a DIY Laundry Scent Booster.
    • To a large glass jar with airtight lid, add
    • 1 1/2 cup salt Epsom Salt
    • 1/2 cup baking soda
    • 30 drops Rosemary (or mix Rosemary and Eucalyptus)
    • Whisk together until all ingredients are well combined.
    • To use: add 1-2 Tbl into the washer before adding any laundry. Add laundry and the normal amount of laundry detergent.
  • Make this Freshen Up Thieves Cleaner recipe:
    • 16oz glass spray bottle
    • 1-2 capfuls Thieves Household Cleaner
    • 10 drops each Eucalyptus Radiata, Rosemary
    • 20 drops Grapefruit
    • Filtered water
  • Take a relaxing epsom salt bath with Rosemary. Add 20 drops to 1 cup epsom salt and soak in warm water.
  • Combine 1 drop of Rosemary with 4 drops carrier, dip a cotton ball in the solution and apply to a freshly washed face to help cleanse.
  • Apply over the heart daily for cardiovascular support.
  • Add 10-15 drops of Rosemary to your shampoo and conditioner for a healthy scalp and hair. Also try this Rosemary Mint Hair Mask:
    • ¼ cup avocado oil
    • 10 drops Rosemary
    • 5 drops Peppermint
    • Optional: 5 drops Cedarwood (great for growth)
    • Mix well and apply on hair starting at the ends. Let sit for up to 10 minutes then shampoo and condition as normal.
  • Add 5 drops to a large handful of massage oil and apply to the skin to relax tired muscles. Or whip up a DIY Massage Oil:
    • {4oz pump bottle](https://amzn.to/3z4s4IF)
    • 20 drops Rosemary essential oil
    • 10 drops Peppermint essential oil
    • 10 drops Cypress essential oil
    • Carrier of choice
  • GIve your tired feet some love with this Rosemary Peppermint Foot Scrub
    • 2 Tbsp Organic Sugar
    • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
    • 2 Tbsp of Honey
    • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
    • 3 drops Rosemary
    • 2 drops Peppermint (optional)
    • Mix ingredients well then rub onto feet. Wrap feet with warm damp towels and let sit for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes remove the towel and wipe off the scrub. Follow with moisturizer if desired.

DIFFUSE Diffuse Rosemary during work, homework or school times or when feeling overwhelmed or scattered for a refreshing aroma that supports focus and creativity. Pair Rosemary with other crisp oils like Peppermint and Eucalyptus or other respiratory support oils to open airways, with other immune supportive oils like Lemon, Raven, RC, and Frankincense as needed, and with calming oils like Lavender or citrus oils like Lime, Bergamot and Lemon.

  • Crisp Breeze: 3 drops each Rosemary, Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot
  • Aveda: 4 drops each Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus Radiata
  • Focused: 5 drops Rosemary, 3 drops each Lemon, Tangerine
  • Herbal Remedy: 4 drops Rosemary, 3 drops Lavender, 3 drops Basil, 3 drops Grapefruit
  • Work It: 3 drops each Rosemary, Citrus Fresh, Peppermint, Orange
  • Happy Hippie: 4 drops each Rosemary, Stress Away, Lemon

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