Bathing with Rosemary

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11 March 2020 | Newton Wood | Well-Being

Bathing with Rosemary

Rosemary is a wonderfully powerful essential oil to use when bathing with Newton Wood crystals.  Perhaps better known for its fragrant herby flavour in cooking, Rosemary is just as versatile and effective when used topically too.

 

Rejuvenated hair and scalp

Looking for a natural solution to help relieve itchiness or even hair loss?  Some have found rosemary essential oil beneficial when experiencing hair loss and itching scalp.  A hair and scalp soak with a mixture of our Epsom salts dissolved into water, along with a diluted blend of rosemary oil could be just the ticket to helping your hair be at its best, simply by bathing!

 

Beat the blues

Feeling a little low, tired or depleted?  Rosemary oil can be used to help lift your spirits and relieve a foggy mind, while putting a spring in your step again.  As well as bathing, we believe a shower scrub is a great way to boost circulation and wake up the sense for the day ahead.  Adding some diluted rosemary essential oil could add that extra zap of energy and enthusiasm you need without a mug of coffee in sight!

 

Warming and reviving hands and feet

If you suffer from poor circulation you may find rosemary oil helpful for keeping your extremities a bit warmer.  Rosemary is said to help the blood vessels relax so the blood is more able to reach your hands and feet to warm them up.  A wonderful way to warm up is to create a warm hand and foot soak with Newton Wood crystals, adding some diluted rosemary essential oil and bathing for 20 minutes.

 

Focus and perform

Whether you’re snowed under at work or facing important exams, Rosemary has been known to support concentration and memory.  Inhaling the fresh aroma from Rosemary essential oil could be just the ticket to helping you survive those busier times.  And what better way to experience it than in a soothing bath with Newton Wood Epsom salt? Rosemary has even been known to ease the stress and anxiety experienced alongside exams, busy workloads and deadlines.

 

Fight back inflammation

Our Epsom salts are known to be effective at reducing inflammation, particularly when bathing the affected areas in a warm Epsom salt bath.  Some believe the addition of Rosemary essential oil to inflamed joints can be beneficial at easing pain and reducing the swelling and stiffness.

 

Notes and Cautions

Remember when using essential oils always dilute the oils before using them – for 15ml of base oil (such as grapeseed or jojoba oil) you could try 5 drops of essential oil.  We always recommend performing a patch test to ensure your skin is suited to the diluted essential oil.  If you have sensitive skin avoid using aromatherapy oils.

Rosemary oil is believed to be unsuitable for pregnant women or breastfeeding women.  As Rosemary is said to have an impact on your circulation please do not use if you have high blood pressure or hypertension.

As with all aromatherapy oils, we recommend you always seek professional advice from a healthcare professional and/or aromatherapist before using, particularly if you are pregnant, breast feeding, taking medication or have any medical conditions.

 

 

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