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Rosemary10.24.17- Michele Troxler
Rosemary essential oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) is steam distilled from a perennial shrub with needle-like leaves that can remain evergreen in warmer climates. The botanical, which is part of the mint family, is native to Mediterranean regions and has blue or purple flowers that give it an understated beauty. Rosemary is a familiar herb with a strong woodsy scent that can promote feelings of clarity.
Rosemary Vitality™ essential oil is the perfect herbal addition to your Italian dishes. You can replace dried rosemary with a couple drops in your tomato sauce or bread recipe. Or make a quick and tasty vinaigrette by adding a couple drops to a balsamic vinegar and olive oil mixture.
Overall, what is it good for?
- Energizing aroma
- Promote a sense of clarity
- Healthier-looking hair
- Skin cleanser
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- 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
- 12 drops of Rosemary essential oil
Decant into a spray bottle and use throughout your kitchen. You can also add some other potent cleaning essential oils to the mix such as Clove, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Sage or Thyme.
Basic Sink Cleaner
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 6 drops of Rosemary essential oil
- 1/4 cup vinegar
Rinse sink well with hot water. Sprinkle backing soda and oil combination into sink and pour vinegar over top. After the fizz settles, scrub with a damp sponge or cloth. Rinse again with hot water. (From The Naturally Clean Home, by Karyn Siegel-Maier.)