Rosemary, Verbenone Type
Pure, Therapeutic Rosemary essential oil, Verbenone Type
Rosmarinus officinalis, CT Verbenone
Extraction method / Source
Steam Distilled / Flowering tops
Strong, camphorous, herbaceous, with balsamic, woody and evergreen undertones
1,8 Cineol 42 - 44%, bornyl acetate, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, camphene, borneol
Botanical family: Laminaceae or Labiatae
Rosemary is a an evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean. It grows to 6 feet in height and produces thick, fragrant green leaves and tiny white and purple flowers.
Regions of Production
Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
History / Fun Facts
Rosemary essential oil is one of the oils in the legendary Four Thieves Vinegar oil blend. The oil is said to have been used by a band of thieves during the 15th Century Bubonic Plague. The men rubbed the oil all over themselves, and were protected from their infected victims. Look for TIMELESS Thieves Oil, our version of this classic blend.
Analgesic, antidepressant, astringent, antioxidant, decongestant, digestive aid, diuretic, hepatic, hypertensive, nerve tonic, circulatory and respiratory tonic, promotes mental focus, promotes healthy menstruation, stimulant, warming. (Battaglia, 2003)
Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits
Helps open breathing passages and promote deep breathing, supports treatment of bronchitis, asthma and sinusitis. Relieves muscle pain. Stimulates the heart and raises blood pressure. Stimulates menstruation. Promotes new hair growth and reduces dandruff. Used in making natural perfumes.
Promotes love and faith in one's potential, supports healthy self esteem. Promotes clear thinking. Useful as a psychic protector.
Modes of Administration
Topical: massage, compress ointments, skin and hair care products
Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.
Blends well with
Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Litsea Cubeba, Mandarin, Sweet Marjoram, Oregano, Ravensara, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Pine Needles, Tea Tree
Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing. Avoid if you have epilepsy or high blood pressure, and during pregnancy.
This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.
Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.
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TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils. The current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request. All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.