Description: This certified organic Rosemary verbenon comes from a producer/distiller on France’s island of Corsica, where some of the best Rosemary verbenon in the world is grown. It is expensive, but worth it."A shrubby evergreen bush up to 2m (5 ft) high with silvery-green, needly-shaped leaves and pale blue flowers. The whole plant is strongly aromatic. The oil is a colorless or pale yellow mobile liquid" (The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. p. 209. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (C) (1995) (Lawless, Julia)..
Cultivation: Certified USDA organic
Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis ct verbenone
Fragrance: "strong, fresh, minty-herbaceous scent and a woody-balsamic undertone." (The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. p. 209. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (C) (1995) (Lawless, Julia).
Part of Plant: Flowering herb
Origin: France (Corsica)
Extraction process: Steam distillation
Suggested Use: Use in a diffuser or dilute in a vegetable or massage oil. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed. suggests maximum dermal limits of 6.5% (up to 10 drops per 5 ml/1 teaspoon of fractionated coconut or other carrier oil. p. 48. Reprinted by permission of author).
Application: Rosemary has been "used…[for] respiratory and circulatory disorders, liver congestion, digestive and nervous complaints, muscular and rheumatic pain, skin and hair problems. It is current in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia as a specific for ‘depressive states with general debility and indications of cardiovascular weakness’" ( The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. p. 209. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (C) (1995) (Lawless, Julia). Especially good in the beginning stages of a cold as a mucolytic.
Caution: If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician before use. Keep out of reach of children and away from eye area. Children under 10 years old and pregnant women should use with caution. Store in a cool, dark place.
Blends well with: olibanum, lavender, lavandin, citronella, oregano, thyme, pine, basil, peppermint, labdanum, elemi, cedarwood, petitgrain, cinnamon and other spice oils.
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