Top 14 Rosemary Essential Oil Uses You Should Try!

ways to use rosemary essential oil

Having explored the many benefits of rosemary essential oil, and found its supporting ways, let’s now look at the many uses for this delicate yet daring, tender yet tenacious, and kind yet clear companion.

We compiled 14 recipes and blends to lend practical support in many areas of everyday life.

1. My Clarity Charm

There are ways to safely carry rosemary throughout the day. It can go to work. Or help with a test. How about keeping clear while driving?

Create a simple charm that you will infuse with an essential oil blend. Choose a porous material such as a small piece of wood, cork, or terracotta clay. It can be carved or decorated for personal meaning.

If your charm has a hole or will accept an eyelet screw, you will be able to hang it on a chain, ribbon, leather thong, or piece of waxed linen.

Begin by creating a blend that will reduce chance of skin irritation:

  • 20 ml coconut oil
  • 2 drops rosemary
  • 2 drops lavender

Combine everything and blend well. Drop 2 to 3 drops of the essential oil blend onto your charm, allowing it to be absorbed before use.

Alternate wearing the charm with placing it in a non-porous container. This helps to protect clothing from being stained, save the blend’s potency and limit aroma exposure for those who are sensitive.

2. Clear And Clean Bath

This blend will stimulate your entire being, bringing both clarity and cleansing. Side benefits are that rosemary essential oil stops microbes in their tracks and helps to relieve stress. One hint is not to take this bath before bedtime unless you want to pull an all-nighter.

  • 120 ml grape seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
  • 12 drops rosemary
  • 6 drops each lemon
  • 6 drops copaiba

Add the grapeseed oil and glycerine to a bottle, then add the essential oils.

Blend well and add to bath water, blending well there. Enjoy a 15 to 20 minute bath, arising carefully when done.

3. Memory Maker Oil

Regardless of what you are setting out to do, this oil will stimulate your memory and guide clear thinking. The oils that make up this blend are known for supporting concentration.

  • 10 ml grape seed oil
  • 3 drops rosemary
  • 1 drop of patchouli

Combine all together and blend well. Massage a dab onto your wrist pulse points at the base of each thumb.  Rubbing a dab behind each ear will ease stress and support memory.

4. Remembering Remedy

This diffusion prompts your recall ability as it assures you will carry today’s memories forward. It stimulates your breathing and circulation, encouraging you to go the course with the task ahead.

  • 20 ml filtered or distilled water
  • 2 drops each rosemary
  • 2 drops peppermint

Add the water and oils to your diffuser. Keep in your work area to gain greatest benefit. Refresh water and oils as needed.

5. Immune Tenacity Oil

This oil helps you to get serious about immune boosting. It is a reminder of how stalwart rosemary can be in the face of adversity. That includes being able to blend with other essential oil friends to offer you a rich base of support.

  • 30 ml calendula oil
  • 5 drops rosemary
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 3 drops copaiba

Pour the oils into a bottle and blend well. Use this oil to massage your feet and pulse points early in your day to encourage daylong immune support.

6. Inflammation Calming Oil

This blend brings together a lively trio to aid with the swelling and pain that accompany inflammation. Rosemary partners with lavender and peppermint essential oils to offer relief along with uplifting stimulation.

  • 60 ml coconut oil
  • 15 drops rosemary
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 10 drops peppermint

Combine oils and blend well. Gently massage on areas experiencing inflammation, such as chest, joints, or abdomen.

Relax for several minutes afterward, inhaling the oils’ aromas as they are absorbed into your skin.

7. Protective Diffuser

This diffuser is great for when you have been exposed to potential germs, or have the start of an inflammation, such as a sore throat.

  • Reeds for essential oils or bamboo skewers.
  • 120 ml grapeseed oil
  • 30 ml vodka or 90% rubbing alcohol to thin the oils for wicking with the reed/skewer
  • 6 drops rosemary
  • 8 drops lemon
  • 10 drops lavender

Blend well, then pour into a glass vase or bottle with a narrow neck. Add the reeds or skewers and place the diffuser in a spot nearby.

8. Skin Support Oil

This oil does double duty if not more. Its stimulating traits support your circulation and skin.

  • 30 ml of your favorite carrier oil
  • 4 drops rosemary
  • 4 drops frankincense
  • 4 drops juniper

Blend well. Use this to luxuriously massage into your skin for luster and ongoing skin health.

9. Happy Hair Rinse

This is actually a shampoo pre-rinse to use to moisten your hair.

  • 1 liter of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 10 drops of rosemary

Pour the warm water into a jug. Mix the milk and rosemary, and blend well. Add it to the water. Begin your bath or shower by infusing your hair, massaging the rinse into the scalp. Leave the rinse in while bathing and then wash hair as normal.

10. Inspiring Inhalation

Reach for this blend of rosemary and eucalyptus at the first signs of respiratory congestion or sluggishness. You’ll be assured that your breathing will be stimulated as the bronchial tubes open to welcome air and rid any developing mucus.

  • 4 drops rosemary
  • 3 drops copaiba
  • 2 drops of eucalyptus
  • A large bowl
  • Water

Fill a large bowl with very warm water, being careful not to scald yourself. Add the oils and blend well. Place your face 6 to 8 inches from the water, using care not to be scalded. Drape a large towel over your head, creating a tent by tucking it in around the bowl edges.

Stay seated and inhale the caring vapors for 10 minutes. Arise slowly and relax, allowing the aromas to hold you in their embrace.

11. Ache-Away Bath

This way to use rosemary is designed to offer mild pain relief along with the benefit of circulatory stimulation. These combined aids blend with rosemary’s call to relax, leaving you feeling refreshed. Best to use this well before rest because of its stimulating qualities.

  • 1 tablespoon of whole milk / vegetable glycerin
  • 6-10 drops rosemary
  • 10 ml of a carrier oil.

Draw a warm bath. Add  the ingredients together and blend well. Pour into bath water, mixing well. Recline for 15 to 20 minutes and relax, inhaling the beautifully cleansing scent.

Please use care when arising from your bath.

12. Double Duty Disinfectant

This neat little use of rosemary does double duty as a wash and a spray! It can be used to clean kitchen counters and bathroom sinks, or sprayed here and there during cold and flu season.

  • Spray bottle.
  • 120 ml of filtered or distilled water
  • 120 ml white vinegar
  • 12 drops rosemary

Add the ingredients together, blend well and pour into the spray bottle. Blend well. You’re all set to spray!

13. Bug Repellent Spray

  • Spray bottle
  • 120 ml filtered or distilled water
  • 120 ml white vinegar
  • 10 drops rosemary
  • 10 drops peppermint
  • 6 drops tea tree
  • 6 drops lavender
  • 4 drops eucalyptus
  • 4 drops juniper
  • 4 drops thyme

Add the ingredients together, blend well and add the the spray bottle. Spray in bug hang out spots or on outdoor clothes to ward off pests.

14. Bye-Bye Bug Oil

This oil is designed to keep a variety of bugs off your body. Use sparingly on your face, especially around eyes and mouth.

  • 60 ml of grapeseed  oil
  • 6 drops rosemary
  • 6 drops tea tree
  • 4 drops rose geranium
  • 4 drops lavender
  • 4 drops peppermint
  • 5 drops cedarwood atlas

Add together and blend well. Keep safe in a glass bottle. Apply lightly to exposed skin, avoiding areas immediately around eyes and mouth. Do not use if pregnant, nursing, or planning to become pregnant, and also not safe for children under age 10.

Bottom Line

Use these blends and recipes to:

  • Arousing the mind, awaken senses and bring about clear memory and focus.
  • Invigorate circulation  and slow down the effects of aging
  • Boost immunity and calm inflammation.
  • Repel insects from invading your home or gnawing on you.

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