Rosemary is derived from the Latin term “Rosmarinus,” meaning “dew of the sea.” It belongs to the mint family, which also includes basil, sage, lavender, and myrtle. It’s an evergreen plant with needle-shaped leaves and an aromatic smell. Rosemary is called “गुलमेहेंडी” in Hindi.
Here are some amazing hair benefits of Rosemary’s essential oil
Promotes hair growth
Hair loss and baldness affect both males and females, and thus it becomes important to use a product that can promote hair growth. Rosemary oil has pinene, camphor, and limonene, as well as anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It also treats patterns of hair baldness like androgenetic alopecia.
Improves blood circulation
The hair and the whole body get affected because of poor circulation. Rosemary oil expands blood vessels and promotes blood circulation, ultimately promoting hair growth.
Solve hair problems
Rosemary essential oil solves hair problems like dandruff, hair fall, and itching. Not only this, but it also promotes hair growth and prevents premature greying.
Stress is one of the major causes of hair loss and hair damage. Studies suggest that hair loss increases with age, but workload and lifestyle cause more stress and tension in this new era, leading to hair loss and baldness. Rosemary oil helps reduce stress by putting a brake on hair fall.
Enhances hair health
We read so many hair benefits of rosemary oil regarding hair growth and prevention of hair loss, but what if we said it also enhances hair health and provides smooth hair texture and thickness?
Other skin and health benefits
- Improves digestion
Even though this sounds strange, Rosemary oil does promote digestion. Rubbing this oil in your stomach and the bottom of your feet can help improve digestion by improving the quality of gastric acid secretion and relieving stomach problems.
- Relieves cough and cold
Bacteria and viral infections cause cough, cold and flu, and because the oil’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, it helps relieve the same. It also helps to fight these infections, acting as a preventive measure.
- Promotes Oral Health
Add half a teaspoon of rosemary oil in a cup of water and use it as a mouthwash. Use of this mouthwash regularly can promote oral health, preventing cavities, plaque, and tooth decay because of its anti-bacterial properties.
- Cure headaches
Severe headaches can be cured with simple remedies, such as Rosemary oil. Rub a few drops of the oil between your palms and cover them over your nose and mouth to relieve pain and headache.
- Removes odour
As we know, Rosemary belongs to the mint family and has an aromatic fragrance, it can also help lend a blissful fragrance. Rosemary oil extracts are used in room fresheners, scented candles, perfumes, cosmetics and bath products to remove bad odours.
How to use Rosemary Oil?
Essential oils are highly effective, strong and concentrated compared with normal oil; thus, the dermatologist suggests not applying them directly to hair or skin.
Rosemary essential oil needs certain precautions because of its powerful effects, and studies suggest using oil diluted with a carrier. Add 5 drops of rosemary oil to your choice of carrier.
• Jojoba or Castor oil can act as a carrier
• Shampoo can be a carrier if you want to avoid the pre-wash treatment.
(Remember not to use essential oil as both pre-oiling and while washing, use it either)
• Use Rosemary oil in your hair pack or hair mask and apply it normally
Note – Do not leave the oil overnight, as it can attract dust and dirt. Leave it for a maximum of 3-4 hours.
Rosemary oil has numerous benefits, not only for the hair but also for the skin and health. If you face hair problems like hair loss, damage, or frizz, we recommend you try rosemary oil.
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