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Rosemary Oil – A Hype or Elixir?

These days I have seen rosemary hacks everywhere. Be it rosemary water or oil, people are going crazy over it. Even the rosemary trend has defeated all high-end hair care products. It is garnering attention lately, and many influencers have reported that they have benefited from using it.

Is it true? Is rosemary really miraculous? Or people have hyped it so much? Let’s figure it out with me. Today, we will walk through the scientific reasons for using rosemary oil. Let’s start with the basic one.

What is Rosemary Oil?

Rosemary oil or rosemary essential oil is extracted from rosemary plants. It’s a Mediterranean shrub which has a woody scent and is used in cooking. The plant is known for its abundance of therapeutic benefits.

Rosemary oil is an essential oil derived from the leaves of the rosemary plant (Rosmarinus officinalis) through a process of steam distillation. This oil has been used for various purposes, including aromatherapy, skincare, and hair care, due to its pleasant scent and potential health benefits.Rosemary Oil

Is Rosemary Oil an Elixir for New Hair Growth?

From the ages, rosemary oil has been used in hair care regimens. As per many medical surveys rosemary oil has potent properties to stimulate blood circulation on the scalp.

Helps with Hair Fall & New Hair Growth:

Since blood carries oxygen and essential nutrients to the hair follicles without which they would become weak and die. Hence it makes your hair strong from roots to tips, as a result, your hair roots don’t lack nutrients and hair doesn’t fall. Also, it helps open the dormant hair follicle to promote new hair growth. Hair Growth

Helps with Dandruff:

Rosemary oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which help curb the growth of dandruff, hence lesser accumulation of dead skin. People who have used rosemary oil regularly reported lesser itchy scalps. The anti-inflammatory properties help soothe the scalp and induce a relaxing effect.dandruff

How to Use Rosemary Oil?

Rosemary oil is very strong and should be used carefully to get the most out of it. Rosemary oil should generally be diluted before applying to the skin to avoid skin irritation or allergic reactions. Mix a few drops of rosemary oil with carrier oil, such as coconut oil, almond oil, or jojoba oil. A common dilution ratio is about 2-3% essential oil to carrier oil.

Massage: You can use diluted rosemary oil for massage. This can help with relaxation and stress relief, as well as easing muscle tension.

Hair and Scalp: Rosemary oil is often used to promote hair health. Add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner, or dilute it with a carrier oil and massage it into your scalp. Some believe it can stimulate hair growth and improve scalp health.

Skin Care: Rosemary oil might be used in skin care routines for its potential antibacterial and astringent properties. It’s important to do a patch test first to make sure you don’t have an adverse reaction.

Who Should Use Rosemary Oil?

  • Healthy adults can use rosemary oil in moderation for aromatherapy, massage, and other topical applications.
  • Those who have hair & scalp concerns.
  • Those who want to improve their concentration and memory.
  • People with respiratory problems can use rosemary oil for inhalation, as rosemary oil is used in many inhalation ointments like Vicks.

Who Should Not Use Rosemary Oil?

Pregnant women should use rosemary oil cautiously, particularly in the first trimester, as it contains compounds that could potentially stimulate the uterus and may pose a risk of miscarriage. It’s best to consult a healthcare professional before using rosemary oil during pregnancy.

Breastfeeding Women: Rosemary oil should be used cautiously by breastfeeding women, as there is limited research on its safety during this period. It’s advisable to consult a healthcare provider before using it.

Children: Rosemary oil is not recommended for use on children without proper dilution and guidance from a healthcare professional. Children have more sensitive skin and might react adversely to strong concentrations of essential oils.
Individuals with Allergies: If you are allergic to rosemary or other related plants, you should avoid using rosemary oil to prevent allergic reactions.

People with Sensitive Skin: Undiluted essential oils, including rosemary oil, can cause skin irritation or sensitization in some individuals. Always perform a patch test before applying any essential oil to a larger area of the skin.

Individuals with Certain Medical Conditions: Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure or liver disorders, should consult a healthcare provider before using rosemary oil, as it can interact with medications or worsen certain conditions.

Pets: Pets, especially cats, can be sensitive to essential oils like rosemary. It’s generally advisable to avoid using essential oils around pets, as they can be toxic to them if ingested or applied directly.


There are many ways to use rosemary oil but before you use it make sure it suits you. You can do a patch test for the same. Rosemary oil has many therapeutic properties and can benefit you in many ways if used properly.

Aparna Pal

Aparna Pal

A curious girl filled with emotions & passion, Aparna holds a master’s degree in computer application, but words & stories fascinate her more than codes. She is a keen learner & a great admirer of art & culture. Sketching is her get away from daily hustle & bustle.

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