The Power of Rosemary

Rosemary has been used in medicine and aromatherapy for centuries. You can reap the benefits from fresh or dried herbs in your everyday cooking, and/or by including it in your homemade beauty (or cleaning) products in the form of essential oil. Rosemary essential oil is said to boost mental activity, relieve respiratory problems and reduce pain. It's commonly used by masseuses to rub into sore muscles. There is also research that shows a correlation between the use of rosemary and cognitive memory. Try starting your day with the invigorating scent of rosemary (in your hand sanitizer, candles, room spray or simply from the bottle) and take note if you helps you feel more awake. When ingesting rosemary, it's said to help in improving digestion and stimulating the immune system. Make our simple rosemary simple syrup and add a small amount to your morning tea, or make a big batch of herb infused olive oil to use while cooking or as a salad dressing. Watch the playlist above for recipes using rosemary!