Rosemary is a member of 2 scent families: herbal and woodsy, which makes it incredibly grounding. On its own, Rosemary is quite a particular aroma, but, blended with oils like Lavender or Lemon, it adds a subtle note of depth and comfort to any blend. You probably know it best as an herb used in cooking—roasted chicken comes to mind—or as a garnish for citrusy cocktails (like this one), but it has so many uses outside the kitchen. In fact, we’re big fans of using it in the shower and at our bathroom counter.
Our source: Spain
How we use it:
- Bedtime brow ritual: after washing and moisturizing your face, rub 1 drop of oil into brows to stimulate the hair follicles. Bold brows or bust.
- Study buddy: Rosemary can help with memory retention and focus—put a few drops into a diffuser with Peppermint and Eucalyptus to get in the zone.
- Thicker hair hack: add 5 drops to your shampoo or conditioner, or massage the oil directly on your scalp for stronger, thicker locks.
Blends well with: Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon.
Illustration by Mary Clare Wilkie.