Essential oils at a glance


Rosemary oil – image

“Strengthening good for nervous exhaustion,
    overwork, strain, mental fatigue”

Latin name: Pinus sylvestris

Description of plant: An evergreen, loose, woody bush, 4–5 feet high, with blue flowers in the spring

Nature of oil: Colourless to pale yellow liquid. The aroma is slightly camphoraceous with a woody balsamic undertone

Method of oil extraction: Steam distillation of the needles

Blends well with: Basil, cedarwood, citrus essential oils, coriander, frankincense, lemongrass, lavender, peppermint, petitgrain, pine

Specific precautions required: Toxicity when used orally. Use sparingly. Avoid during pregnancy

Stress-relieving properties include: Strengthening; good for nervous exhaustion, overwork, strain, mental fatigue, and other stress-related disorders, loss of memory; provides energy, creativity, clarity, concentration

Medical properties include: Skin and hair care, dandruff, headlice, insect repellent, scabies, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, poor circulation, headaches


  1. Wildwood C. Aromatherapy. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1996.

For the best effects, it is advisable to buy pure essential oils. Products containing synthetic ingredients will not provide the same degree of benefit.

A word of caution about essential oils: The essential oils supplied with Aroma4U products are 100% pure and natural, but even natural products can have side effects if not used properly, and some degree of care is needed when handling them. Pure undiluted essential oils should not (in general) be used directly on the skin. Do not take essential oils internally. Essential oils should be kept away from children, pets and the eyes. Essential oils are also very volatile and, therefore flammable – keep them away from naked flames. Aromatherapy products are never to be used in place of medical treatment. If you are pregnant, epileptic, suffering from high blood pressure or already taking medication consult your medical practitioner or a qualified aromatherapist.

The essential oils info provided above is for general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, legal, or other professional advice. (CUS Busting Ltd) does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in the above article.

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Last updated: 14 May 2015

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