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Benefits of Rosemary Oil and Medicinal Usage

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The benefits of rosemary oil and rosemary supplements are numerous, making it a popular addition to a health and beauty routine.
When you think about rosemary, do you think of Thanksgiving seasoning, an herb garden or all-natural perfume? Personally, I think of stuffing seasoning and aromatherapy, in that order.

In addition to being a delicious seasoning, it’s widely used as a medicinal herb all over the world. From applying rosemary oil on your face to diffusing it into the air, let’s take a look at some of the best ways you can incorporate the many benefits of rosemary oil into your health regimen.

Potential Health Benefits of Rosemary

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It’s important to remember that much of the research into rosemary’s medicinal properties is still ongoing, so you should always consult your doctor for any health concerns you have!

When used in a diffuser, studies have shown that rosemary aromatherapy can help sharpen memory, lower stress levels and boost your energy. Plus, it has a fresh, woodsy scent that brightens up any space, which I love.

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In traditional folk medicine, rosemary supplements and herbal teas or tinctures are used to aid hair regrowth stemming from what’s commonly known as male-pattern baldness (which affects women too!). For some people, it’s also useful for controlling dandruff and adding essential moisture to a dry scalp.

When added to your diet, rosemary is a good source of manganese, which is important for wound healing, better brain function and calcium absorption, among other things.

Beauty Benefits of Rosemary Oil

Rosemary essential oil is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and reported to help improve circulation. It’s also rich in antioxidants and generally affordable, so I love it as a budget-friendly workhorse ingredient in my skincare.

When applying rosemary oil on your face in a diluted form, its ability to boost circulation means it can rejuvenate your skin’s appearance, temporarily tightening mild sagging and plumping fine lines. In addition, the combined antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties can help with acne breakouts, excessive redness and even some forms of rosacea.

One of the most important things to remember when using rosemary oil on your skin is to always dilute it on a carrier oil like vitamin E or squalane. Applying concentrated rosemary essential oil straight to your skin can cause burns and irritation.

How Will You Benefit From Rosemary?

Whether you need a boost of energy, lower stress levels, healthier skin and hair or just enjoy the luxurious scent of the herb, the numerous benefits of rosemary oil mean that its something everyone can use and enjoy!


What are the benefits of rosemary?

Rosemary benefits include antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it popular for topical application and tinctures. Rosemary aromatherapy may also help lift your mood and ease anxiety, promoting better sleep and memory.

How long do I leave rosemary oil in my hair?

Always be sure to dilute rosemary essential oil before applying it to your scalp. You can leave it on anywhere from 30 minutes to 6 hours, depending on how much time you have!

Can you rub rosemary oil on face?

Essential oils should not be applied to your skin undiluted because they are extremely potent. However, if you dilute it in a carrier oil, it can be a great moisturizer.

Can rosemary oil regrow hair?

Some studies have shown that rosemary oil can help some people with hair regrowth. Its antibacterial properties can also help clear scalp infections, improving scalp health and potentially helping boost hair growth.

Nicole Hopkins

Nicole Hopkins is a freelance writer for hire that has been sharing her passion for health, wellness and yoga since 2014. When she's not working on getting into crow pose or petting every cat in sight, you can find her writing about science, skincare and mental health at and Kalista Edit. Visit her at or on Instagram at @msmerriam.

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