Your skin and hair will thank you for choosing rosemary verbenone, one of Inshanti’s three different rosemary oils—rosemary ct camphor, rosemary ct 1,8 cineole, and rosemary ct verbenone. The “ct” stands for the chemotype of the rosemary essential oil—different varieties develop different chemical characteristics (“chemotype”) based on the altitude and temperature of where the plants are grown. Rosemary verbenone is usually grown in an area with cooler sea air and produces less camphor, giving it a more pleasant aroma. Rosemary is also said to stimulate hair growth, making it a popular additive for shampoos. Breathe it in to reenergize your body and your mind.
Plant Parts: Flowers, Leaves
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Chemical Family: Esters, Ketones, Monoterpenes
Country of Origin: South Africa
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: Camphoraceous, Fresh, Herbaceous
Note Classification: Top/Middle
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Alopecia: Add Rosemary verbenone to shampoo, conditioner and scalp treatments to encourage healthy hair and scalp. I have repeatedly read that Rosemary Oil can be helpful with alopecia (hair loss).
Arthritis: Use in a massage blend to alleviate arthritic pain and help improve circulation. See Rosemary Massage Oil recipe in recipes tab.
Diffuser: Rosemary verbenone can be added to diffusers for sinus and respiratory support, as well as to encourage mental clarity. Rosemary is quite stimulating and is known for help in memory retention, staying focused and alert. Try diffusing in a room for long study sessions
Healthy Hair/Stimulate Hair Growth: Add Rosemary verbenone to shampoo, conditioner and scalp treatments to encourage healthy hair and scalp. I have repeatedly read that Rosemary Oil can be helpful with alopecia (hair loss).
Inhaler: Add 5 drops of rosemary ct verbenone and 5 drops of eucalyptus globulus to a blank inhaler. Inhale to relieve congestion and ward off infection.
Muscular Pain: Massage into tight muscles including the neck and shoulders to alleviate headache or other muscular pain. See Rosemary Massage Oilrecipe in recipes tab.
Traveling: You can’t stay awake while driving? Maybe you need a little pick-me-up during long road trips that stretch late into the night or after a long day at work. Add a couple of drops of rosemary to a cotton ball and place in your vehicle or add rosemary to a car diffuser.
If oxidized it can cause skin irritation or sensitization. The literature suggests that people with epilepsy, high blood pressure, and pregnant women should avoid Rosemary because of the camphor content. It can be a stimulating oil; avoid nighttime use. With children, use at no more than 1% (5-6 drops total in 1 ounce of carrier). According to Robert Tisserand, however, he believes that there is no case for contraindicating any essential oil in someone with high blood pressure.
If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician or clinical certified aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and small children under the age of five years old.
Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.
Rosemary is a small evergreen shrub with thick aromatic and linear leaves and is native to the Mediterranean region. The plant grows abundantly in the wild in Spain, France, Corsica, Italy, Sardinia and Tunisia, however, most of the oil is produced in Spain, France, and Tunisia.
There are three major varieties of rosemary, identified by their chemotypes (based on chemical characteristics) and their primary country association:
While all rosemary has chemical traits in common, each chemotype has a higher intensity of one chemical compound that makes it more suitable for specific health issues. Inshanti carries all three varieties so you can choose the chemotype to target your personal concerns.
The ancients used rosemary in place of the more costly incense in their religious ceremonies. It was customary to burn rosemary with juniper berries to purify the air and prevent infections. Rosemary was known to have a stimulating effect on the mind and to be useful as a memory aid. Consequently, the herb became known as a symbol of remembrance.
Rosemary has traditionally been used in skin and hair care. It is extensively used in hair care products as it is reputed to stimulate hair growth and prevent premature baldness. It is also used for the prevention of dandruff.
Until recently many French hospitals used rosemary to disinfect the air.