You can combat muscle pain with a massage blend containing the high camphor content of this rosemary variety. By increasing your circulation, it encourages rapid healing. At Inshanti, we carry three different rosemary oils—rosemary ct camphor, rosemary ct 1.8 cineole, and rosemary ct verbenone—identified by chemotype (ct), different chemical characteristics that develop based on the altitude and temperature where the plants are grown. Rosemary camphor is said to benefit cardiac fatigue, palpitations, low blood pressure, and circulatory problems of your extremities.
Plant Parts: Leaves and Twigs
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Chemical Family: Ketones, Monoterpenes, Oxides
Country of Origin: China
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Wild Crafted
Aroma: Fresh, Herbaceous & Camphoraceous
Note Classification: Top/Middle
Cold & Flu Remedy: Massage (use above recipe) into chest and neck area to relieve cold symptoms such as coughs, congestion, aches and pains, and bronchitis.
Diffuser: This is a great oil to diffuse. It will enhance mental clarity, lessen fatigue, kill those nasty germs in the air and improve respiratory congestion.
*Inshanti Fact – Until recently many French hospitals used Rosemary to disinfect the air.
Headache Relief: Blend rosemary ct. 1,8 cineole with peppermint and lavender as an excellent treatment for alleviating headaches.
Massage Oil: Blend 10–12 drops of rosemary to 1 oz. of carrier oil (olive oil or any vegetable oil). This is a superior massage blend to relieve muscular stiffness, cramping, lower back, and aches and pains of the joints, and lessens the symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism. The energizing qualities of pure Rosemary oil make it helpful in warming the extremities.
Shampoo: Add a drop of rosemary in your hand of shampoo and wash your hair. This is a great blend to use in the morning. It is uplifting, refreshing, invigorating, and stimulates and strengthens the mind. How about that to start your day!!!
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.