Rosemary is one of the oldest plants used for food and health. It is a favorite for periods of intense concentration and also promoting hair growth. Steam distilled from the fresh flowering tops of wild growing Rosmarinus Officinalis which is found i...
Rosemary is one of the oldest plants used for food and health. It is a favorite for periods of intense concentration and also promoting hair growth. Steam distilled from the fresh flowering tops of wild growing Rosmarinus Officinalis which is found in numerous forms and subvarieties. The plant grows abundantly in the wild in Morocco, Spain, France, Corsica, Italy, Sardinia Yugoslavia, the U.S.S.R., Turkey, the Middle East, Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria. The main oil producing countries are France, Spain and Tunisia. Rosemary has a stimulating aroma with penetrating herbal, green, and pine-like body. The oil is used in most major food categories for flavoring and as a fragrance in cosmetics, detergents, perfumes and soaps.
Cautions: Neurotoxic (toxic to the nerves). Avoid in pregnancy. Avoid in fever (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner). [Robert Tisserand, (United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone, 1995), 165.] Avoid in cases of hypertension. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 209.]
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All pure essential oils should be used with care. Do not apply directly into skin. A 2% dilution of essential oils to a base of carrier oil or lotion is recommended for all skincare and massage preparations.
100% Pure Rosemary Essential Oil (France Verbenone)
Avoid contact with sensitive areas, such as eyes. Citrus oils are photosensitive and should not be applied prior to sun exposure. During pregnancy, use only with advise from a trained aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep all bottles out of reach of children.
USAGE: Add 1-3 drops of Bianca Rosa® essential oil to every 5 mL (1 tsp.) of carrier oil for massage or skin care needs. Add 5-15 drops (depending on strength desired) to bath water. Add a few drops of oil to a water-filled spray bottle to create a refreshing room spray, or add to diffusers to create warm room scent. CAUTIONS: Always do a test patch when applying oils to the skin (particularly citrus oils) to determine if itching, soreness, or redness develop. Store away from heat and light. Keep away from eyes, nose, and mouth. Bianca Rosa® essential oils are for EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
Rosemary is generally thought of as inexpensive and plentiful, but such is not the case. Rather it is inexpensive and plentiful because it is one of the most adulterated essential oils on the market. Real Rosemary is moderate to expensive depending on country of origin; Spanish being moderate and French being expensive with producers in other parts of the world somewhere in-between. The so-called Moroccan is the least expensive, most plentiful and most often resembles adulterated Rosemary.
There are two basic reasons authentic Rosemary is costly:
1. Much of it is a wildcrafted herb making harvest more labor intensive.
2. The yield of oil from plant material is only 0.35% to 0.85%. In other words, about 1/2 pounds of oil for 100 pounds of plant material.
The percentages of constituents found in Rosemary essential oil vary over a wide range depending on the usual environmental conditions but more specifically country of origin. Spanish, Moroccan, French, and Tunisian represent four basic variations in percentages of constituents. Chemotypes are cineol, camphor and verbenone. They all share the same constituents even if just trace amounts. The Rosemary (CT) verbenone is thought to be the highest quality Rosemary but any real Rosemary with less than 25% 1,8-cineol should have at least 0.5%-5% verbenone content. Verbenone is a ketone found in Rosemary from 0.5 to 15%. It is one of the important indicator of true Rosemary.
True Rosemary with a high verbenone content is usually used as a starting material to which other oils, isolates and "nature identical" synthetics are added. To this date verbenone is not produced on any scale by a fragrance chemical manufacturer, which makes it less likely that it would be used to adulterate Rosemary. Constituents in Rosemary such as alpha pinene, myrcene, cineol, and camphor can be added as isolates from other essential oils or fragrance materials, so the percentages of those compounds can not be used as markers of authenticity. Besides, their percentages vary over a fairly wide range even in real Rosemary due to botanical variations, growing environment and production variations. Rosemary with over 40% cineol could indicate adulteration with Eucalyptus.
Essential Oils by Bianca Rosa are 100% Pure Natural Essences derived from the highest quality fruits, flowers, leaves, spices, herbs and roots. Our essential oil distifiers and growers are located around the world, operating ethically, organically and chemical-free.
Bianca Rosa Essential Oils Are Not Tested On Animals.
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