Rosemary Oil in Personal and Skin Care
Rosemary oil is extracted from rosemary plant that have the same name, which belongs to the mint family. It's is well known in the Mediterranean region but today it can be found in most parts of the world, known for its many medical benefits due to its unique components of antioxidants and anti-inflammation actives that boost the immune system.
Rosemary plant was used for the treatment the digestive system disorders and as palliative treatment for respiratory symptoms. Rosemary oil extracted from rosemary leaves is distinguished by the high concentration of the active substances and has long been used in hair and skin care.
Benefits of Rosemary Oil for the Skin
As mentioned earlier, rosemary oil is characterized by high concentrations of active substances.
- Contains antibacterials and anti-fungals: so when applied to the skin, rosemary oil and its actives treat infections such as acne, and leave the skin pure and refreshed.
- Rich in an antioxidants that prevent the negative effects and damages of oxidative stress that occurs in the skin by the free radicals, which ultimately causes signs of aging. So, rosemary oil is used to prevent and treat wrinkles and fine lines.
- Increases blood circulation in the skin, which in turn will help reducing puffiness and dark circles under the eye.
- Regulates skin secretions, which makes rosemary oil products particularly good for oily skin to control sebum.
- Skin care products that contains rosemary oil will give the skin radiance, vitality, and will unify skin tone as it stimulates and regenerates skin cells turnover.
Rosemary Oil and Hair Loss Treatment
Rosemary oil stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss. Rosemary oil can be used as a home remedy for baldness caused by many causes, including androgenetic alopecia baldness, or patchy hair loss.
Diluted rosemary oil can be used daily on the scalp with lite massage, for long duration up to six months. Also you could use rosemary oil with along with your Minoxidil to enhance the results of hair loss treatments.
Rosemary oil is considered as a natural treatment alternative to other chemical drugs and products, especially in case you are worried about irritation, side effects, or if there is any other contraindications to these drugs. Rosemary oil is well characterized as a natural and safe natural compound that has been used for very long time.
It worth to mention that you should consult a physician before using rosemary oil for hair loss management in children or during pregnancy.
Rosemary Oil for Cellulite Treatment
Rosemary oil contains many active substances, the main components of this essential oil include:
8. Carnosic acid
9. Rosmarinic acid
Most of these compounds are natural powerful antioxidants that reduce the damage of free radicals, hence prevent and slow down signs of aging and cellulite.
Rosemary oil reduces the appearance of cellulite, tightens the skin, and increases its elasticity by unblocking lymphatic system drainage and increasing blood circulation in the layers of the skin. Regular application will prevent the accumulation of fat cells and enlargement of fat globules which results in uneven surface or dumpling that appears in cellulite.
Thanks to its antibacterial effect as well, rosemary oil helps expelling toxins from the skin, which relieves its congestion and improve the appearance of the skin in general.
How to Use Rosemary Oil in the Treatment of Cellulite
- Cleaning the skin properly is the most important things to do before applying essential oils, as the skin should be cleaned from any sebum, debris, dirt, or any remnants from other products.
No need to clean the whole body, try to focus on targeted areas of cellulite.
- After cleaning, exfoliate the skin. This process helps increasing blood flow into the area, which opens pores and and helps the skin layers to be ready to absorb the incoming oil. This is quite important to boost its penetration and effectiveness.
- Now apply the rosemary oil. It's important to know that pure rosemary oil may irritate the skin, that is why it should be diluted with carrier oils - like olive oil or jojoba oil - in order to be smoother and more gentle on the skin.
For topical applications for cellulite massage, it's generally recommended to dilute the rosemary oil using the range of 1.5-3% (3-6 drops of pure rosemary oil added to a tea spoon of the carrier oil).
This percentage varies in case of other applications of rosemary oil.
- After that, take a small amount of rosemary oil between the palms of your hands to warm the oil then apply a circle massage to the area with a slight pressure. Continue the massage for 5-10 minutes to ensure effective absorption of the oil.
As with any treatment, you should be consistent! Repeat daily, or 3 times a week till you get the desired results..
Jamila Products with Rosemary Oil
The following products were carefully selected by Jamila's team of experts. Those products contains rosemary oil and its active ingredients as in a finalized form ready to use, so need need for further dilution or any other modification.
Rosemary soap has antibacterial properties. Because of this feature, it is good for skin problems and acne. Eliminates greasy hair oil and provides maintenance.
This unique blend of oils is designed to handle the "cellulite situation".. With the power of natural and bio ingredients extracted from herbs and plants like Rosemary oil and Avocado oil.