I absolutely love Rosemary essential oil!
This is one of my favorite to use for healthy hair growth, memory, and I hear it is great for cooking! If you don't have fresh Rosemary, replace about a tablespoon with 1-2 drops (taste to get right amount). Perfect for roasts, soups, and stews.
Rosemary has a woody, evergreen like scent and is part of the mint family. In recent research, it’s been shown to boost nerve growth factor and support the healing of neurological tissue and brain function.
A study was conducted out of Meikai University, School of Dentistry in Japan that interestingly evaluated how 5 minutes of lavender and rosemary aromatherapy affected the salivary cortisol levels (the “stress” hormone) of 22 healthy volunteers.
Native to the Mediterranean, the wooded evergreen has been used in folk medicine for thousands of years to:
More recently, it has become a popular ingredient in many skin and hair care products due to its cleansing, germ destroying properties and researchers are starting to dig deeper into its medicinal characteristics.
10 ROSEMARY USES!
1. HEALTHY HAIR GROWTH! Apply 5 drops of Rosemary oil to scalp and massage in after showers or simply add 3 drops Rosemary oil to your shampoo in your daily shower.
2. MEMORY JOGGER! Research shows inhaling Rosemary can improve memory by 75%! Diffuse 3 drops Rosemary, 3 drops Lemon, and 2 drops Peppermint to jog memory.
3. REDUCE & RELIEVE SPIDER VEINS! Mix 5 drops Rosemary, 5 drops Cypress, 2 drops Patchouli and 2 drops AromaTouch with 1 tbsp Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage into legs in an upward motion towards the heart, starting at the ankles and working your way up to the upper thigh.
4. SINUS FOOT BATH! Mix 2 tbsp of Epsom Salts with 2 drops Rosemary, 1 drop Ginger, and 1 drop White Fir. Mix in a tub of warm water and soak feet for 10-15 minutes to decongest and open sinuses.
5. HOMEMADE VAPOR RUB! Mix 2 drops Melaleuca, 4 drops Eucalyptus, 5 drops Rosemary, 2 drops Lemon, 4 drops Peppermint, and 3 drops Cypress in a based of Fractionated coconut oil and apply over chest. Also apply over feet at night covered with socks.
6. MAJOR IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST! Combine 7 drops Rosemary, 4 drops Eucalyptus, 4 drops Lemon, 2 drops Cinnamon, 3 drops Clove and 2 drops Frankincense. Blend together in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to feet covered with socks at least four nights in a row.
7. WARM COMPRESS to ease HEAD TENSION! Mix 2 tbsp Epsom Salts, 4 drops Rosemary, 3 drops Roman Chamomile, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Marjoram, and 1 drop Clary Sage together in 1 quart of warm-hot (but not boiling) water. Dip wash cloth into mixture and apply to back of the neck and keep dipping as needed and applying for at least 20 minutes.
8. IMMUNE BOOSTING DIFFUSER BLEND! Add 3 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Clary Sage, 3 drops Rosemary, 3 drops Melaleuca, and 3 drops Thyme into your favorite diffuser and enjoy it’s purifying and cleansing benefits. Relieves runny nose, cough, night sweats, etc.
9. MORNING SUNSHINE DIFFUSER BLEND! Add 4 drops Rosemary and 4 drops Grapefruit into your favorite diffuser and enjoy!
10. Soothing BLEND: Mix 5 drops Eucalyptus 5 drops White Fir, 3 drops Marjoram, 5 drops Wintergreen (or Birch), 3 drops Peppermint, 10 drops Lavender, and 5 drops Rosemary in a 10ml roller bottle topped with FCO. Apply to areas of discomfort or areas needing help reducing puffiness, irritation or water retention. .
Wellness Advocate, BSN,RN
Top Three Essential Oils You Need: 99 Ways To Use Lavender, Lemon And Peppermint
There are so many amazing essential oils out there, but knowing which ones to start
with can be confusing! If this sounds familiar, then you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to introduce you to the three most popular essential oils from doTERRA that I always recommend; the Beginners Trio Kit of lavender, lemon and peppermint. I’m also going to share with you how to use them andhow to reap some fabulous benefits for you and your family. Remember that these are powerful oils and shouldn’t be applied without a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil. You can also use sweet almond oil or even olive oil. You can read more about using essential oils safely here.
Lavandula (common name lavender) is part of the mint family, Lamiaceae. Lavender flowers are usually purple, a colour associated with the crown chakra, for higher purpose and spiritual connectivity. This symbolism is so appropriate as lavender is often used for healing and. doTERRA source their lavender essential oil from Bulgaria where the sunny, dry Black Sea climate coupled with dry, well drained, sandy soils are ideal for this aromatic plant.
With a distinct aroma and countless applications, lavender essential oil has been used for centuries topically, internally and aromatically. Known for its sweet-floral aroma and calming properties, the major constituents of lavender oil include linalool and linalyl acetate. The versatile nature of this lovely oil make it a doTERRA favourite, and a must-have to keep on hand at all times.
33 Lavender Oil Uses And Benefits:
As my go-to Swiss Army knife essential oil, lavender is always in my holiday first-aid kit (read more here). Here’s a list of how to use lavender and some of the benefits:
Fun fact: it takes around 16 kilos of lavender flowers to produce just one 15ml bottle of lavender essential oil! If you’d like to learn more about the benefits and uses of lavender essential oil you can watch this video:
Have you tried any of these suggestions? What is your favourite way to use lavender?
doTERRA sources lemon essential oil from citrus orchards in Sicily, Italy. Through Co-Impact Sourcing®, doTERRA has provided a business opportunity for families who have grown lemon and bergamot for generations continue their family tradition of running an orchard. Clean, fresh, citrusy lemon essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile oils, with variety of uses and benefits, not just in the kitchen. The high limonene content makes it a powerful antioxidant and a cleansing agent so its deodorising and purifying properties are often used in cleaning and preservative products and diffusers. Lemon may also aid in digestion and support healthy respiratory function when taken internally.
33 Lemon Oil Uses And Benefits:
Fun fact: In one year, a single lemon tree has the potential to produce around 250kgs of lemons, and it typically takes around 45 lemons to fill a 15mL essential oil bottle. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits and uses of lemon essential oil you can watch this video:
Did you know about all the skincare applications for lemon essential oil? What are your favourite ways to use this lovely citrus oil in your home?
The peppermint plant is a versatile perennial herb that has been cherished since ancient times and is now used by cosmetic, culinary, and health industries around the world. It’s well known for its ability to help digestive health, promote healthy respiratory function, and provide flavour enhancement too. No wonder it’s one of doTERRA’s best-selling essential oils.
The main chemical component of peppermint is menthol which gives it the fresh and minty scent. It also makes it energising and invigorating, and is very cooling to the skin, and can be used topically to relieve feelings of tension.
33 Peppermint Oil Uses And Benefits:
Fun fact: Peppermint’s scientific name is Mentha piperita. In ancient Greek Mythology, Minthe (also known as Mentha), a nymph, was transformed by Queen Persephone into a sweet-smelling mint.
Have you ever used peppermint as a breathing aid? Or in recipes? How do you like to use it?
Post by: Tanya Maidment