ALL NATURAL DIY SKINCARE
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Rosemary Herb & Essential Oil
for Natural Skincare
Add this easy to grow herb to your natural skincare
The Rosemary herb is beautifully fragrant, hardy, easy to grow and commonly found in many gardens.
Along with Rosemary Essential Oil it is wonderful in natural skincare, as well as general health and well-being.
What a perfect complement to your homemade skin care products!
It has also been traditionally associated with remembrance, and was often burned at shrines in ancient Greece, or placed with loved ones in their coffin during the Middle Ages. Burning the Rosemary herb was also considered effective in warding off the plague and bad spirits.
Both the leaves and the essential oil are used - but the oil can not be taken internally.
It is also best to avoid large amounts of both the rosemary herb, and its essential oil for medicinal purposes during the first trimester of pregnancy as it can bring on menstruation.
Growing the rosemary herb is remarkably easy,
and will give you a fresh, readily available
and cheap supply for your natural skincare products.
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Helps to strengthen the capillaries, and is an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, meaning it will protect your skin from the elements and leave your skin soft and supple.
It has a stimulating effect on the nervous system and is known for improving memory.
When used as a rinse, Rosemary makes your hair shine, and is also a great addition to your bath water.
It is also well known for its use in hair care including the treatment of head lice.
Rosemary tea is also good for improving your circulation, which is a vital part of natural skincare, as good circulation helps with healing.
If you use rosemary in your cooking, you are protecting your body from free radicals and fighting off cancer causing bacteria, what a great herb to have around!
GROW YOUR OWN HERBS
Growing your own herbs will save you both time and money.
It is just so easy to step out into your own garden and pick some fresh herbs for your natural skincare. And they are so cheap to grow compared to buying them fresh or dried!
Growing herbs instead of using pesticides to help other plants will also keep the environment a safer place for everyone. Companion planting with herbs can be cheaper than other methods. There are many reasons for growing herbs from medicinal benefits, culinary delight, fragrance and many more.
Rosemary can help with skin care in the following areas:
acne - aromatic baths are helpful for acne
greasy / oily skin and scalp - makes an astringent tonic which helps with oily skin
stimulates the scalp
cellulite - it has diuretic properties so use of the Rosemary herb leaves in a tea or in food can help with removing toxins from the body, and may aid in the reduction of cellulite. The use of the oil in the bath is also helpful.
Migraines - make a tea using the leaves and drink 3 times a day to help prevent migraines - avoid this level of use during the early stages of pregnancy as it is also known to bring on menstruation.
Strains and sprains - add a few drops of the Rosemary essential oil to a bowl of cold water. Soak a cloth in the water, wring out and gently wrap the sore area. This should help relieve the pain and reduce swelling.
Poor circulation and low blood pressure - great in the bath if you are one of those people who always feel cold!
Jet lag - a few drops of both Rosemary and Geranium oils in the bath to help revitalize and combat the tiredness of traveling. You could also try it with either Rosewood or Bergamot.
Coughs, Croup and Whooping cough - add to a steam vaporizer or a bowl of steaming water as it is anti-spasmodic and will help ease the tension.
AND MANY MORE...
Aches and pains, Arthritis, Cellulitis, Poor muscle tone, Edema and water retention, Gout, Muscular cramp and stiffness, Rheumatism, Asthma, Bronchitis, Indigestion and flatulence, Painful menstruation, Colds and flu, Fever, Headache, Nervous fatigue, Stress
MUSCLE ACHE RELIEF
This massage oil is great to help relieve aches in your muscles after a hard day!
WHAT YOU NEED:
4 drops of Rosemary Oil
5 drops of Juniper Oil
3 drops of Lavender Oil
25ml of a Carrier Oil, such as Sweet Almond Oil
WHAT TO DO:
Mix the above oils together, then massage into the affected area of the body.
FRESHEN YOUR BREATH!
Rosemary is helpful as a gargle in the fight against bad breath - even extreme or offensive bad breath known as halitosis. (DO NOT SWALLOW!)
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 drop of Rosemary Oil
Glass of water
WHAT TO DO:
Add the Essential oil to a glass of water.
Gargle the liquid - but take care not to swallow as the Essential oil should not be taken internally.
HERE ARE SOME MORE RECIPES USING ROSEMARY:
Natural Hair Shine
Herbal Dandruff Rinse
Rosemary Infusion & Great for the Bath
Go from Rosemary Herb to Basil Essential Oil - another herb great for natural skincare