WHAT IS ROSEMARY OIL?
As you may have guessed, rosemary oil is an essential oil extracted from the rosemary plant. It’s distilled with steam extraction methods out of the flowers of the plant. Rosemary essential oil has been harvested and used for thousands of years for antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant benefits as well as purported benefits such as memory improvement and hair growth stimulant. Rosemary oil has been proven to relieve stress and high blood pressure attached to skin issues. In recent years, studies have revealed the potential health benefits rosemary oil reported when used as skincare products.
Fresh or dried rosemary oils are commonly mixed with another carrier oil to dilute essential oils. The benefits of rosemary oil have been known to help the appearance of the skin and promote hair growth.
Here are seven reasons why we love applying rosemary oil topically for its skincare benefits. Rosemary oil can be applied directly or mixed with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil) to subdue the potency.
- FIGHT ACNE
With its potent antibacterial qualities, rosemary essential oil helps fight the acne bacteria from getting into your pores. This quality, combined with rosemary oil’s non-comedogenic properties, means that acne has no foothold as the oil both clears out pores and forms a protective barrier against future breakouts.
- TIGHTEN SKIN TONE
If you’re like many people, you sometimes look in the mirror and think, “How did my pores get so big?” Rosemary oil is here to help shrink the appearance of large pores because it’s a natural astringent, which means it helps shrink pores to tighten the appearance of your complexion. Rosemary extract is great for people with naturally oily skin, as incorporating ingredients like rosemary oil into as many of your skincare products as possible means you multiply these benefits every day for blemish-free skin that looks great.
- SMOOTH OUT FINE LINES
Like many other essential oils, rosemary oil is a natural antioxidant, meaning it protects skin against harmful elements in the environment called free radicals that hurt skin cells’ DNA, leading to conditions like fine lines and skin laxity. Whether used topically or ingested in something like tea, the effects of rosemary oil are reported to help prevent many types of premature signs of aging.
- DEODORIZE NATURALLY
Another reason rosemary is a popular ingredient in cleansers is that it naturally fights odor. Body odor is caused by benign bacteria living on your skin consuming the nutrients you sweat out and that are found in sebum. As an antibacterial essential oil, rosemary oil prevents these bacteria from thriving and releasing odorous compounds.
- REMOVE UNDER-EYE BAGS
Rosemary oil has diuretic properties, meaning it helps drive fluid out of tissues where it’s applied. This herbal medicine can help with the appearance of under-eye bags that look swollen and puffy by getting rid of fluid retention and easing congestion.
- GET RID OF CELLULITE
Cellulite, which can be caused by the accumulation of toxins in the tissues beneath the skin, can be helped with rosemary oil products. Rosemary oil helps stimulate the flow of the lymphatic system’s responsibility of clearing away toxins and waste that harm skin’s ability to regenerate and stay healthy.
- REDUCE INFLAMMATION
Do you struggle with skin conditions like eczema or rosacea? If so, rosemary oil and other anti-inflammatory essential oils may help soothe the appearance of redness caused by these conditions. Both directly acting as an anti-inflammatory as well as protecting skin with antioxidants and antibacterial compounds, rosemary oil is an all-in-one solution for skin irritation.
ROSEMARY OIL SKINCARE PRODUCTS FROM EPICUREN DISCOVERY
If your interest is piqued at the thought of incorporating rosemary oil into your skincare routine, you’re not alone. Rosemary, along with other essential oils we use in our products, has a host of benefits that are complemented and enhanced by our professional formulas, including our Rosemary Lave Body Cleanser and our After Bath Moroccan Rosemary moisturizer. Browse our catalog of science-driven products or take our Skin Quiz to find products customized for your unique needs and skin type.