|Rosmarinus officinalis; Rosemary|
This herbacious evergreen plant hails from the Mediterranean however now can be found the globe over. Rosemary belongs to the mint family, a family that includes other common plants such as basil, lavender, myrtle and sage.
|Rosemary in Bloom|
Rosemarinic acid (property of rosemary) is known for it's ability to kill bacteria, fungi, and various viruses on the skins surface. This makes it an ideal helper in wound healing, acne, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. The extract or essential oil of rosemary as well as rosemary tea, helps stimulate cell renewal, supports healthy creation of collagen, increase skin tone and fights free radicals. Free radicals damage the support structure of skin cells, leading to wrinkles, sagging and uneven skin texture and color.
This plant is found in many skin cleansers, soaps, masks, creams and shampoos and conditioners. It is effective for many skin types but especially for oil or acne prone skin. It improves micro circulation within the dermal layers of skin. This means that it helps bringing in fresh oxygenated blood filled with nutrients to all the cells.
Rosemary is also great for hair care. When used on a regular basis, it stimulates the hair follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger. It is also said to help slow down premature hair loss and the graying of hair. It helps improve scalp conditions such as dandruff and balances your hairs secretions of sebum (oil).
*Like most essential oils do not apply directly to the skin. It is better to use diluted in a carrier oil or mixed into a product.
DIY BEAUTIFUL SKIN:
*1 small sized cucumber (or 1/2 a med. large) peeled and either juiced or pulverized into liquid with food processor
*Add 15-25 drops of rosemary essential oil
*Add 3-4 tbs of clay (any type) kaolin white, pink, french green, cambrian blue, rhasoul
*Allow mixture to sit for 5 or so minutes while the clay absorbs some of the moisture.
your mixture should be that of a paste
*Apply to facial skin for 10-15 minutes and gently remove with warm water and a wash cloth.