Rosemary

Rosemary

Lately, in my Spa posts I mention rosemary, a herb widely used in cosmetology. Here I want to give you more information about it:

Rosemary is an aromatic evergreen shrub that has leaves similar to hemlock needles.

Scientific Name: Rosmarinus officinalis 

Habitat: Mediterranean

Usage: culinary, fragrance, medicine.

Rosemary essential oil has invigorating, refreshing and stimulating properties.  

I add rosemary oil in my shampoo ( historically, rosemary has been used to stimulate hair growth) and use a toner, containing rosemary for my legs as it improves circulation.

 Photo: from Koehler’s Medicinal-Plants 1887