Well hello there, Rosemary.

Meet this versatile beaut - Rosemary.

An adored essential oil of college students and parents alike, rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil has three major types; cineole, camphor and verbenone. Each sort has a slightly different aroma as well as their own unique usages.

Aura Cacia carries two chemotypes of rosemary; camphor and verbenone. Rosemary ct. camphor has a camphoraceous, mildly medicinal, herbaceous aroma (woah, those are big words…) while rosemary ct. verbenone has a mildly herbaceous and medicinal aroma yet still carries a fresher aroma than its camphor counterpart. Rosemary ct. camphor is more commonly used in massage and hair care, whereas rosemary ct. verbenone is often used during times when mental focus and clarity are needed (can we get an amen?).

What does rosemary look like?

Rosemary essential oil is part of the mint family, partner in crime to basil and sage. In plant form, it looks similar to lavender, with slightly silver, flat pine needles. Because of the different chemotypes that rosemary produces, the plants themselves can also vary in size, shape and color of their flowers. Rosemary prefers warmer climates (same) and can grow in a small pot within the home or maybe even found in a large bush in a field. Clearly, rosemary can do just fine in whatever environment put into (you GO rosemary!) Well, almost, please don’t overwater your rosemary plant- it likes to stay dry! Once distilled into its essential oil form, rosemary takes on a clear form and has a thin viscosity.

Where is rosemary from?

Rosemary comes from the Mediterranean, however, it can also grow well in England, Mexico, the USA and Morocco. All of the rosemary essential oil that Aura Cacia creates currently comes from the beautiful country of Morocco.

Bet you didn’t know…

Here are some neat fun facts for you! Let’s go back in time a little bit. Historically, rosemary was most commonly known for being made into a head garland to wear while studying by the Greeks. The Greeks and Romans also used rosemary during weddings to symbolize life and death (woah, that’s intense). Rewind back to the Middle Ages, and rosemary was believed to ward off evil spirits – BACK OFF. Rosemary plants were placed on doorways and around beds, as it was believed to provide protection from diseases. So if you are looking to keep the boogie man away, maybe get you some rosemary just for peace of mind ;)

Simply put, rosemary essential oil blends well with oregano, basil, lavender and any of the citrus essential oils.

Lets wrap it up with some quick tips!

Get your hands on some b-e-a-utiful rosemary to add to your essential oil collection and see how lovely it really is!

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At Aura Cacia we are inspired by the power of positive change. In our own lives and in the lives of women everywhere. Our essential oils, skin care oils and more are made from simple and pure botanical ingredients to unlock nature’s ability to improve our well-being. We source our ingredients carefully and sustainably from the best sources around the world, then test every shipment of essential oil we receive to verify its purity and quality. Since our beginnings in 1982 – and since 1993, as part of Frontier Co-op – we’ve believed in spreading positive change together. So, each time you purchase an Aura Cacia product, you support organizations that help women transform their lives through our Positive Change Project.

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