Rosemary – Great For Greasy Skin
Rosemary has been around for centuries and here I’ll explain some of the reasons why it has remained extremely popular. Rosmarinus officinalis, to give it its official name, is a symbol of fidelity; It was often used in wedding ceremonies. Its name comes from the Latin word Rosmarinus which translates to ‘Dew of the Sea’.
Ancient Uses of Rosemary
The Romans considered Rosemary sacred and used it for decoration, statues and paintings of the gods.
Ancient Greeks decorated their statues with garlands of this herb and the students wore it in their hair; for them, it helped strengthen their memory. This herb was also dedicated to Apollo, god of medicine.
The Egyptians used it as incense in ritual cleansing and healing.
Rosemary is an astringent which causes the skin to contract. It is very aromatic and has a long history of use in cooking and medicine. Like many other pungent herbs, it has antibacterial properties. Before refrigeration, it was common to rub the meat with herbs such as rosemary, thyme and hyssop to prevent its deterioration.
As well as being antibacterial, Rosemary has antioxidant properties too. The strong fragrance helps relieve headaches. It also helps the symptoms of mental fatigue, nervous exhaustion and stress. It clears the mind and promotes mental clarity. It refreshes, stimulates and regenerates the body.
Advantages in Rosemary Soaps
Used in soaps, essential oils of rosemary balances oily or problem skins. It helps treat whiteheads, blackheads and acne. It is also good for eczema and relieves muscle pain. It is a great essential oil for hair care.
Indeed, rosemary stimulates hair growth by improving blood flow to the scalp. It helps to give you strong, healthy hair and fights dandruff.
Furthermore, Rosemary has antiseptic and antiviral properties .
The leaves of rosemary provide gentle exfoliation when added to soap.
Do not to use the essential oil of rosemary during pregnancy.
So have you learned a little more about Rosemary and the benefits it offers your skin? Will this encourage you to give it a try? I hope so. Have you tried it already? Leave us your comments below and if you enjoyed this article, don’t forget that the greatest compliment you can give me is to share it with others, using the button below. I sincerely appreciate it!