Using Rosemary Essential Oil

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Using Rosemary Essential Oil is easy. There are several ways in which you can use this DNA protecting essential oil, all of which release the considerable healing abilities present in this extremely versatile healer.

Rosemary Essential Oil has many uses, making it one of the most healing essential oils out there. But it’s the ability of Rosemary Essential Oil to protect our DNA from the damage inflicted by wireless technologies which makes this oil outstanding.

Wireless technologies are compromising us at a cellular level, so the DNA protecting constituents of Rosemary Essential Oil are really making this beautiful smelling essential oil so vitally important within this technologically driven twenty first century.

Using Rosemary Essential Oil

This article is an accompaniment to the more general article entitled Using Essential Oils, which is also worth a read if you have time.

This article lists the main ways in using Rosemary Essential Oil to obtain the specific healing abilities of this oil.

Diffusing Rosemary Essential Oil

One of the most effective ways of using Rosemary Essential Oil is to diffuse it.

Diffusing Rosemary Essential Oil will fill a room with healing vapours which will not only help to protect everyone in the room from the ill effects of wireless technologies in the form of electromagnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation, aka EMF and EMR, but the airborne molecules of Rosemary Essential Oil will also act as a decongestant and will help to kill pathogenic bacteria and mould.

The aroma of Rosemary Essential Oil is relaxing and uplifting, which will help to relieve tension and anxiety, as well as helping to boost immunity.

A couple of drops of essential oil in your defuser at any given time are enough for an hour or so, and can be replenished as and when required.

Vaporising Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary Essential Oil can be used during colds and flu, as well as for allergic respiratory reactions. To use Rosemary Essential Oil to remediate these conditions the traditional method of placing four or five drops of Rosemary Essential Oil in boiling water (in a large glass or pottery bowl), and then placing a towel over your head, with the edges reaching around the sides of the bowl, and inhaling the fumes, is the way forward.

This provides very effective treatments for colds and flu, as well as sore throats and sinus issues, including both infections and allergies, which have a tendency to accompany each other.

***Be careful not to burn yourself on the steam… let it cool a little before adding your Rosemary Essential Oil and then placing your towel over you head like a tent.

Sometimes the sensation of the vaporised Rosemary Essential Oil on your facial skin will feel like it’s burning even when it’s not. It is important not to let the water cool too much as there will be insufficient steam to get the Rosemary Essential Oil airborne.

****Keep your eyes closed whilst steaming in this way.

Always put your Rosemary Essential Oil into the steaming bowl of water just before you are about to cloak your head under your towel. If you allow the steam to vaporise freely after the addition of your Rosemary Essential Oil, then much of the benefit from this oil will escape into the room instead of being inhaled.

IMPORTANT: It is vital you use a glass or ceramic bowl and not plastic. When hot water is poured into into plastic bowls this releases a lot of Xenoestrogens.

Xenoestrogens are hormone disrupting molecules which can not only make us fat, but can also make us feel pretty unwell after regular exposure. There are so many nasty environmental constituents disrupting our delicate natural hormonal balance that it’s vitally important to do everything to avoid any more toxic exposure. Hormone health is vital to our overall health. You cannot have one without the other.

Toxic substances soon overwhelm a body leaving it little option other than to deposit them within our fat tissue. This neutralises the toxins as it takes them out of action… but it also causes Cellulite in women. Not cool!

Rosemary Essential Oil Applied Topically

It is possible to dilute your Rosemary Essential Oil in a carrier oil and massage it into your body. It’s possible to obtain the healing benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil when massaged into all points of the body, but it is important to avoid contact with the eyes.

Rosemary Essential Oil has been used to combat yeast infections in intimate areas of the body, as well as being applied to the scalp to improve hair growth and strength.

CAUTION: It is vitally important to always perform a patch test on the skin on the inside of your forearm before applying diluted Rosemary Essential Oil to large areas of your body. It is highly unlikely that you will have an allergic reaction to Rosemary Essential Oil when diluted at the right level.

For a normal dilution 5 drops of essential oil to 10ml of carrier oil will be sufficient. You should never exceed a dilution of 10 drops per 10ml of carrier oil.

Rosemary Essential Oil For Detoxing

 The British Journal of Radiology published a study, in 2009, which proved the Carnosol in Rosemary provides significant protection from ‘mutagenic activity’. This means Rosemary Essential Oil, which maintains it’s Carnosolic Acids after the distillation process, prompts our bodily defence mechanisms to neutralise the damage caused by radiation.
It is this constituent, in synergy with the other chemicals in Rosemary Essential Oil, that makes it a fantastic scavenger of free radicals. As EMF and ‘blue screen’, from our digital devices, are known to cause oxidative stress, Rosemary Essential Oil really is invaluable.

Detoxing EMF & Environmental Radiation

The Wild As The Wind Hormone & EMF Detox has been developed to combat Xenoestrogens in both men and women, as well as providing us with protection against DNA damage from wireless technologies.

Xenoestrogens are synthetic Oestrogens which are found everywhere in our environment.

Hormone & EMF Detox

Rosemary Essential Oil For Hair Growth

When applying to the scalp you may prefer to add Rosemary Essential Oil to your shampoo or conditioner, rather than in oil dilution. It is best added to your conditioner and left for up to ten minutes in your hair before rinsing.

***I advocate avoiding commercial shampoos and conditions as they tend to be contaminated with toxic substances like parabens etc. Read Skincare Ingredients To Avoid for more information.

I personally advocate washing hair in Aloe Vera with two or three essential oils of your choice… a drop of each in a cup of Aloe is perfect.

I also advise using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) with the ‘mother’ in it from a good health food shop (i.e. with the live culture in it, rather than the pasteurised, ‘dead’ version of it you’ll generally find in supermarkets). Add to this some local honey as well as a couple of drops your Rosemary Essential Oil, and this will really do the trick.

***Reducing the amount of times you wash your hair usually helps to increase volume.

Rosemary Essential Oil For Children

It is always necessary to dilute essential oils a lot more when using them on children. This article is important reading for parents: Essential Oil Safety For Babies & Children.

One of the best ways to deliver the healing properties of Rosemary Essential Oil is to massage the Rosemary Essential Oil Dilution into your child’s feet.

Rubbing oil into the base of children’s feet is also very soothing for parents as well as children. Everyone benefits who comes into contact with the diluted oil.

When being used as an expectorant, apply the oil to your child’s chest and back.

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The information provided is not intended to replace the medical directives of your healthcare provider. This information is not meant for the diagnosis of health issues. If you are pregnant, have serious or multiple health concerns, consult with your healthcare provider before using essential oils or associated products. If you experience any complications or adverse reactions contact your healthcare provider.

Deepen your knowledge by using the Wild As The Wind Recommended Resources

Another resource you may find useful can be found by following the link below. *Please note, I use sources from the Recommended Resources list as well as sources from the Healthcare and Skincare Information Sources list when researching articles for the Wild As The Wind Blog.

Best Healthcare and Skincare Information Sources.

Wild As The Wind use a number of resources when deciding which essential oil formulas to put together for optimal healing and efficacy, as well as to support any health claims we may make.

We use the industry ‘bible’ on essential oil safety: Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals [2nd Edition] by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, to establish the safety of the Wild As The Wind formulations.

We owe a particular debt to GreenMedInfo, and, of course, the teachings of Penny Price and Patricia Davis.

Many of the scientific studies used to inform the claims made on this website are via GreenMedInfo, as well as via Dr. Josh Axe, Ty Bollinger on the Truth About Cancer website as well as, on the odd occasion, Dr. Eric Zielinski

Other resources include:

  • PubMed
  • WebMD
  • Robert Tisserand
  • Dr. Robert Pappas
  • AromaWeb
About Rachel Wild

Rachel Wild is the Creative Director at Wild As The Wind. She's been a professional writer for print and digital publication for more years than she cares to remember. She is no longer a 'writer for rent', now very gratefully, devoting all of her time to her passion... writing about health and well-being and sharing it as far and wide as she can. (Please help her!)

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