ROSE MARY OIL
Botanical Name : Rosmarinus officinalis
Origin : India
Mode of Extraction : Steam Distillation
Main Constituents : Cineol, Camphor, Pinene and Bornyl acetate
Description : Clear Transparent Liquid
Appearence : Colourless to pale yellow liquid
Organoleptic properties : Characteristic rosemary odour
Refractive index at 20 °C : 1.464- 1.476
Specific Gravity at 20 °C : 0.890-0.920
Solubility : Insoluble in water; Soluble in organic solvents
Storage : Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.
Extraction : It is extracted by the process of Steam Distillation.
Chemical Composition : a-pinene, borneol, b-pinene, bornyl acetate, camphor, camphene, 1,8-cineole, limonene, Terpene, Alcohol, Ketones, Linanool.
Essential Oil Information : Rosemary oil is extracted from Rosmarinus officinalis of the Labiatae family and is also known as incensier. It is a shrubby evergreen bush that grows up to 1.5 meters (4 feet) high with green-gray needle-shaped leaves and pale blue/lilac flowers that bees just love and is originally from Asia, but is now cultivated in France, Tunisia and Yugoslavia.
This crisp and clean smelling essential oil is great for stimulating the brain, improving memory and mental clarity, while helping with a variety of congested respiratory tract problems, stiff muscles, coldness as well as boosting the liver and gall bladder. It is also used for improving hair and scalp health.
Oil Properties : As mentioned before, rosemary is found in the Mediterranean region, and it grows as an evergreen plant that sometimes reaches 5-6 feet high. Seeing as how rosemary has traditionally grown around the Mediterranean area, it’s no surprise that it appears in both Roman and Greek mythology. In fact, Aphrodite was depicted as wearing rosemary when she was first born. In regards to the actual appearance of the oil, rosemary is basically colorless, while the scent is strong, fresh and citrusy. Read more: Rosemary Essential Oil: Benefits, Uses & Healing Properties
Uses: This oil has clear, powerful refreshing herbal smell, is clear in color and watery in viscosity.
Therapeutic Properties: Analgesic, antidepressant, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, hypertensive, nervine, rubefacient, stimulant, sudorific and tonic.
Blends well with: Cedarwood, citronella, geranium, lavender, lemongrass & peppermint.
Summary : Rosemary oil is effective for mental fatigue, circulation problems, pain relief for the muscular system, decongests the respiratory tract & is a skin & hair booster.
Precautions : Should not be used during pregnancy. Unsuitable for people with epilepsy or high blood pressure. .
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