Rosemary Essential Oil Benefits, Uses, and Recipes

Ah, Rosemary Essential Oil – the secret ingredient to elevate your recipes and overall well-being. Derived from the aromatic rosemary plant, this versatile essential oil offers many benefits, making it a must-have in any modern apothecary. Whether you’re looking to make your locks look great, improve cognitive function, or soothe stress, Rosemary Essential Oil is the perfect addition to your holistic care routine. The best part? Learning to use this fragrant essential oil in your homemade concoctions is simpler than you might think! So let’s embark on a rosemary-infused journey and discover how this herbal gem can transform your life.

How is Rosemary Oil Extracted?

Have you ever wondered how Rosemary Oil is extracted from the humble rosemary leaf? It’s a pretty fascinating process- steam distillation. First, the fresh rosemary leaves are treated to a hot steam which helps to extract and release their aromatic and therapeutic compounds. Then, as the vapor cools and condenses, we are left with that liquid gold of rosemary oil.

Rosemary Essential Oil Benefits

Lengthens Hair

Rosemary Essential Oil has a hidden talent – it’s a hair growth superstar! A study1 has shown that this essential oil can boost hair growth. So whether you’re longing for those luscious, long locks or want to strengthen your current maintenance routine, don’t overlook the power of Rosemary Essential Oil.

Strengthens Hair

Say goodbye to lackluster locks and itchy scalps because Rosemary Essential Oil is here to save the day. Rich in nutrients, it strengthens your hair with every use, leaving you with a luscious mane. In addition, thanks to some brilliant researchers2, it’s confirmed that Rosemary Essential Oil can also soothe scalp itching so that those pesky little irritations can be a thing of the past.

Promotes Brain Health

One of Rosemary Oil’s fascinating benefits is its ability to promote brain health, making it a fantastic helper for all you knowledge-hungry folks. According to a study3, inhaling the scent of Rosemary Essential Oil has been found to have a memory-enhancing effect.


Rosemary Essential Oil has a knack for detoxifying. This nifty oil exhibits free radical scavenging activity, as proven by a study4. That means it scoops up all those pesky free radicals that can damage your cells and cause all sorts of mischief in your body.

Thickens Hair

In the same study2 mentioned above, the randomized trial concluded that patients touted a significant increase in hair count after using rosemary essential oil. Now that’s some serious plant power!


Next time you’ve got an overwhelming day, take a deep breath with a hint of this aromatic oil and watch the tension melt away. There’s even scientific evidence5 for it; a study demonstrated that merely whiffing rosemary essential oil can reduce stress levels.

Rosemary Essential Oil Uses + Recipes

All Natural Hair Care Recipes

With Rosemary Essential Oil on your side, you can mix up some all-natural hair care recipes that’ll invigorate your scalp, promote hair growth, and even combat itching. A few drops can elevate your regular hair oil to a luxurious product or transform your plain Jane conditioner into an ultra-nourishing mane treat.

All-Natural Skincare Recipes

This oil has incredible antioxidant properties that work wonders in keeping your skin youthful and radiant. Pamper yourself with DIY skincare products while reaping the aromatic benefits of a rosemary-infused spa experience in your home.

Diffuser Blend Recipes

Rosemary Essential Oil’s delightfully herbal and woody aroma can help juggle two crucial things: promoting cognitive function and soothing your rattled nerves. So whether you’re in a bustling office or a cozy study nook, don’t forget to diffuse this remarkable oil in a custom blend recipe.

Other Aromatic Recipes

Discover delightful aromatic recipes that elevate this humble oil to extraordinary new heights. Instead of your average store-bought scented candles, try creating custom rosemary-infused candles that fill your sanctuary with soothing vibes. Or whip enchanting roll-ons, inhalers, and room sprays that are unique and chic.

What Rosemary Essential Oil Blends Well With

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The fresh, slightly medicinal, herbaceous, and sweet aroma of Rosemary Essential Oil blends well with Bay, Black Pepper, Citronella, Clove, Eucalyptus, Fir Needle, Grapefruit, Ginger Root, Lavender (40/42 or Bulgarian), Lemon, Lime, Peppermint, Pine, and Tea Tree Essential Oils.

Simply Earth Blends That Use This Oil

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Beauty Within Blend

Aroma: Earthy and Sweet

Beauty Within Essential Oil Blend, infused with the magical powers of Rosemary Essential Oil, will let you say goodbye to those pesky fine lines, dull complexion, and dryness. This delightful elixir is packed with skin-healing properties- the perfect way to boost overall skin health.

Get it handy in a roll-on! Beauty Within Essential Oil Roll-On is pre-diluted, so you can directly apply it on your skin.

Defender Blend

Aroma: Spicy

If you’re searching for a natural and invigorating way to bolster your immune system, look no further than the Defender Essential Oil Blend, featuring the mighty rosemary essential oil. This blend is ready to defend your immune system against those pesky seasonal threats.

Check out this pre-diluted Defender Essential Oil Roll-On for a handy and easy application.

Farewell, Scars Blend

Aroma: Citrus & Floral

Enter the Farewell Scars Essential Oil Blend, a magical concoction that helps promote your skin’s natural healing process. This blend will help your skin to recover and bounce back from those pesky scars.

Topical application just got easy with Farewell Scars Essential Oil Roll-On. Check it out!

Relief Blend

Aroma: Herbaceous

Relief Essential Oil Blend, which masterfully incorporates the magic of Rosemary Essential Oil, will help you out whether you’re dealing with life’s daily discomforts or just need a little pick-me-up.

Here’s a Relief Essential Oil Blend Roll-On version so you can get relief anytime, anywhere.

History of Rosemary Essential Oil

Discover How Rosemary Essential Oil Is One Of The Best

Rosemary Essential Oil was considered revered by many ancient civilizations. For example, it has been used by the Hebrews, Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians throughout the years. Long ago, it was considered a wedding love cham when brides and grooms wore it with their garments. In addition to weddings, Rosemary also has a special meaning when used in funerals. It is a sign of honor and remembrance in places like Australia and Europe.

What’s the Science Behind This Oil?


1,8-Cineole or Eucalyptol is an ingredient in many mouthwash and cough suppressant brands. It controls airway mucus hypersecretion and asthma via anti-inflammatory cytokine inhibition. Eucalyptol is an effective treatment for nonpurulent rhinosinusitis. Eucalyptol reduces inflammation and pain when applied topically.


α-Pinene is an anti-inflammatory and is likely antimicrobial. It exhibits activity as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, aiding memory. It is thought to reduce memory deficits and increase alertness.


Camphor has been used for its scent. It is commonly used to relieve itching, minor skin irritation, or joint pain. It produces a warm sensation when vigorously applied or a cool sensation when applied gently, indicating its properties as a counterirritant. Camphor also relieves upper airway congestion. It is sometimes used as a repellent. It is also used as an antimicrobial substance.

What Earthies Are Saying About It

Simply Earth & Qobo Qobo Essential Oils Farm

If you’re in search of the highest quality rosemary essential oil, look no further than Qobo Qobo Essential Oils. Nestled at the base of the Amathola Mountains in rural South Africa, this nonprofit social enterprise is dedicated to preserving indigenous plants and promoting sustainable farming practices. Since launching their small-scale Indigenous Oils Programme in 2006, Qobo Qobo has cultivated 60 hectares of rosemary, which is re-harvested over the next 8 to 10 years. Their commitment to responsible farming means that each plant is only planted once, ensuring maximum yield and minimizing waste. For Simply Earth, this means that every bottle of Qobo Qobo Rosemary Essential Oil is of the highest possible quality. Try it out for yourself and see the difference that responsible farming can make!

Things to Remember When Using This Oil

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

This oil is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use. 

This essential oil is safe to use with kids 10+.

Cats may find this oil irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this oil on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

Dogs may find this oil irritating. However, we do not expect your dog to be disturbed if you use this oil on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA


  1. Emmanuel U, Chidiogo A, et al. Formulation and evaluation of hair growth enhancing effects of oleogels made from Rosemary and Cedar wood oils. 2022 Jul
  2. Panahi Y, Taghizadeh M, Marzony ET, Sahebkar A. Rosemary oil vs minoxidil 2% for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia: a randomized comparative trial. 2015 Jan-Feb
  3. Habtemariam S. The Therapeutic Potential of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Diterpenes for Alzheimer’s Disease. 2016 Jan
  4. Rašković A, Milanović I, Pavlović N, Ćebović T, Vukmirović S, Mikov M. Antioxidant activity of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) essential oil and its hepatoprotective potential. 2014 Jul
  5. McCaffrey R, Thomas DJ, Kinzelman AO. The effects of lavender and rosemary essential oils on test-taking anxiety among graduate nursing students. 2009 Mar-Apr