On my quest to find lovely Essential Oil blends for my Indian Head Massages, the blends are being used and enjoyed and so far have continued to be a hit, I always make sure that my clients have the blend of their choice at the time of the Indian Head Massage – I know there are some clients that favour a particular one, so I incorporate that Essential Oil to their blend for their regular IHM Treatment, I like to make sure that it is a personal choice and that the reason that particular blend has been chosen will then enhance and benefit the IHM to the clients enjoyment, relaxation and well being! It is also recommended that the clients don’t go home and shower immediately but try to leave the oils on their hair/body for as long as possible furthering the Essential Oils beneficial properties….
I have many people asking about oils that are good for pain relief, such as arthiritis, shoulder problems etc… there are many oils that can and do aid pain relief…..and I try to make blends that will suit “pain” which is a very broad spectrum but by having one or two blends that may help at hand it gives clients a chance to try and see if indeed they like the blend. As I have said previously if you let me know prior to your appointment I will make a blend especially for you. I blend Essential Oils that are beneficial to the balance of your wellbeing and some may not like the particular scent of a blend but remember, they have been blended to help ease ailments. Please also remember all the EO blends I make are applied topically and have a base oil, again it helps me to know if you have any allergies to plants/nuts prior to our appointment.
I am now running low on these blends so whilst blending with Marie last week, I have added some new massage oil blends including the above as they are firm faves but as I “borrowed” an EO from Marie I am now going to add a new one to the collection.
And the timing is just right for me as I have somehow done something or other to my back and with a Top to Toe Treatment day coming along, I am going to be on my feet all day, and need to be at 100% and not in pain, so I have made a blend for massaging using this wonderful scented herb.
It is a fragrant herb that is native to the Mediterranean and receives its name from the Latin words “ros” (dew) and “marinus” (sea), which means “dew of the Sea.” It is known for its distinctive fragrance that is characterized by an energizing, evergreen, citrus-like, herbaceous scent. Though best known as a food seasoning, it is one of the most popular aromatic and medicinal plants worldwide.
The new EO in the bottle this month is………………
Rosemary Essential Oil which is derived from the aromatic herb Rosmarinus Officinalis, a plant belonging to the Mint family, which includes Basil, Lavender, Myrtle, and Sage.
Historically, Rosemary was considered sacred by ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Hebrews, and Romans, and it was used for numerous purposes.
The Greeks wore Rosemary garlands around their heads while studying, as it was believed to improve memory, and both the Greeks and the Romans used Rosemary in almost all festivals and religious ceremonies, including weddings, as a reminder of life and death.
In the Mediterranean, Rosemary leaves and Rosemary Oil were popularly used for culinary preparation purposes, while in Egypt the plant, as well as its extracts, were used for incense.
In the Middle Ages, Rosemary was believed to be able to ward off evil spirits and to prevent the onset of the bubonic plague. With this belief, Rosemary branches were commonly strewn across floors and left in doorways to keep the disease at bay.
Rosemary was also an ingredient in “Four Thieves Vinegar,” a concoction that was infused with herbs and spices and used by grave robbers to protect themselves against the plague.
A symbol of remembrance, Rosemary was also tossed into graves as a promise that loved ones who passed away would not be forgotten.
BENEFITS OF ROSEMARY OIL
Rosemary Essential Oil’s chemical composition consists of the following main constituents: α -Pinene, Camphor, 1, 8-Cineol, Camphene, Limonene, and Linalool.
USES of ROSEMARY OIL
Used in aromatherapy, Rosemary Oil helps reduce stress levels and nervous tension, boost mental activity, encourage clarity and insight, relieve fatigue, and support respiratory function.
It is used to improve alertness, eliminate negative moods, and increase the retention of information by enhancing concentration.
The scent of Rosemary Essential Oil stimulates the appetite and is also known to reduce the level of harmful stress hormones that are released when involved in tense experiences.
Inhaling Rosemary Oil boosts the immune system by stimulating internal anti-oxidant activity, which in turn fights ailments caused by free radicals, and it relieves throat and nasal congestion by clearing the respiratory tract.
Diluted and used topically, Rosemary Essential Oil is known to stimulate hair growth, reduce pain, soothe inflammation, eliminate headaches, strengthen the immune system, and condition hair to make it look and feel healthy.
Used in a massage, Rosemary Oil’s detoxifying properties can facilitate healthy digestion, relieve flatulence, bloating and cramps, and relieve constipation.
Through massage, this oil stimulates circulation, which allows the body to better absorb nutrients from food.
In cosmetics for hair care, Rosemary Essential Oil’s tonic properties stimulate hair follicles to lengthen and strengthen hair while slowing the greying of hair, preventing hair loss, and moisturizing dry scalp to relieve dandruff.
The anti-microbial, antiseptic, astringent, antioxidant, and tonic properties of this oil make it a beneficial additive in skin care products that are meant to soothe or even treat dry or oily skin, eczema, inflammation, and acne.
Migraine sufferers may find that its penetrating scent and stimulating effect on the nervous system help ease headaches.
- Lifts mood, balances emotions
- Stimulates nerves, sharpens the senses
- Re-energizes and reduces fatigue; good for nervous tension
- Increases mental clarity, alertness and memory
- Supports healthy digestion
- Supports breathing when used as an inhalation
- Relieves pain by reducing inflammation
- Warms and relaxes muscles
- Nourishes the scalp,supports hair growth
- Helps reduce cellulite
- Repels insects
This beneficial Essential Oil clearly has a place on my shelf and I am creating two new blends right now, and my room smells wonderful, again I feel the benefits just by sitting here blending – let’s hope my back feels it to, when it’s rubbed in later!If you would like to try a Rosemary Oil Blend at your next IHM please ask but please check the contraindications below to make sure it is suitable!
CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR ROSEMARY OIL:
IT IS recommended not to ingest essential oils.
Pregnant and nursing women and those taking prescription drugs are especially advised not to use Rosemary Essential Oil. The oil may have a negative effect on the foetus and potentially lead to miscarriage.
Rosemary Essential Oil should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children, especially those under the age of 7.
Those with high blood pressure should avoid using this oil, as it may further elevate blood pressure.
When applied topically, Rosemary Essential Oil should be used in dilution with a carrier oil.
* This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Holistically Yours disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.