- Steam distilled from Rosemary leaves
- Energising with memory and concentration enhancing properties
- Ideal for use in natural therapies and hair care preparations
- Versatile and blends well with other essential oils
Rosemary has received recent exposure in the media limelight, with reports suggesting that exam revision students ‘should smell rosemary for memory’. A study had shown that students studying in an environment where rosemary essential oil was diffused, achieved 5% to 7% better results in memory tests. The study linked the active compound 1,8-cineole to this attribute. This is not a new discovery however, rosemary has been linked to memory for hundreds of years and even gets a mention in Shakespeare’s Hamlet; "There's rosemary, that's for remembrance, pray you love, remember."
Mediterranean countries have been using rosemary in hair care preparations for centuries, due to its reputation for having stimulating properties.
Did you know?
Rosemary takes its name from the Latin ros maris, which means "dew of the sea", for its preference for growing along the seashore.
View our Rosemary and Lavender Shampoo recipe here
BBC News - Sean Coughlan Education correspondent
4 May 2017