Rosemary oil is an oil with anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties obtained by infusing sprigs of rosemary in a vegetable oil, for example sunflower oil.
How to make Rosemary oil (with heat)
To make the rosemary oil we will use the heat, that is, we will leave the oil to infuse in a double boiler. In this way the preparation will take less time and the result is also safer. In fact, for the preparation of the rosemary oil we will use the fresh plant and therefore with a high water content. The water could cause the oil to mold and therefore the traditional (cold) method of preparing the infused oil, namely letting it rest for 3 weeks near a heat source, would put the preparation at risk. The cold method for making infused oils is good when dealing with the dry plant while the hot method is better for the fresh plant. But let's go back to the recipe for preparing the rosemary oil. You need:
- 5 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- Sunflower oil
- Glass jar
- Pot for the double boiler
Pour the rosemary needles into the jar, pour the oil until the sprigs are completely covered. Cover the jar with cheesecloth and place it in a pot full of water. Pay attention that the water does not enter the jar. Now heat over very low heat for 2-3 hours. At the end, remove the jar from the double boiler and let it cool. Close with the lid and let it rest overnight. Then filter the rosemary oil using a fine mesh strainer. Here is your rosemary oil ready to be used as a massage oil in case of cramps, muscle pain but also to combat dandruff and oily hair.
Rosemary oil, a remedy for cramps
Rosemary oil has a powerful anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic action, thus relaxing muscles and tensions. This natural remedy is therefore an excellent massage oil in case of cramps, menstrual pains, stomach pain and muscle pain. Pour a tablespoon of rosemary oil into the palm of your hand and massage into the painful area with slow circular movements. You will immediately feel relief.
Rosemary oil for hair health
Is rosemary oil good for your hair? Rosemary is helpful for hair health. In fact it helps to soothe the itchy scalp, balance the production of sebum, counteract dandruff and even hair loss. Moisten your scalp with water or even better with a floral water, such as rose or lavender water. Then massage the rosemary oil onto the skin, make small circular movements that will also help activate the microcirculation and stimulate the hair follicle. Leave on for 10 minutes then rinse with your usual shampoo.
Therefore, rosemary oil proves to be a very powerful natural remedy both for the health and beauty of hair and to counteract muscle pain and cramps.
Do you know that you can prepare at home rosemary essential oil? In this video we will show you the process, that is very simple and the result is amazing. We tested the essential oil and we can say that it is helpful to remove tensions and cramps, it can be used in case of stomach pain or headache but it is also possible to apply it as a mask to treat brittle hair. What are you waiting for? Prepare the rosemary essential oil together with us!