Rosemary essential oil
What it does: antioxidant, antimicrobial/antibacterial
Also called: rosemary leaf oil, rosmarinus officinalis leaf oil
Rosemary is a culinary and healing herb. This woody perennial is native to the Mediterranean region, where it’s been used as food and medicine for centuries. Rosemary is frequently found in essential oil form. Essential oils are highly concentrated and distilled extracts of volatile plant compounds. These are used for cooking, cleaning, beauty, health, and other purposes.
Rosemary essential oil’s health uses range from antioxidant benefits and anti-inflammation to memory enhancement and more.
Benefits for your hair
As an antioxidant, rosemary essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties which are beneficial for scalp health. It can help with dandruff and a dry, itchy scalp.
Encourages hair growth & prevents hair loss
Rosemary essential oil strengthens circulation to the scalp, which encourages hair growth. It could also prevent hair follicles from being starved of blood supply and leading to hair loss.
Rosemary essential oil has been used by many to promote hair growth successfully. This, paired with its antioxidant properties, makes the oil great for all hair types. It contains several fragrant components, including the well-known irritant, camphor (around 15%). It has a nice smell, is a potent antioxidant and it's also an antimicrobial agent.