3 Surprising Benefits of Rosemary Oil for Hair

Posted By Lovella Sitoy in Rapunzel on Feb 24, 2016

There’s more to rosemary than spicing up our dishes! Rosemary oil is one of the most popular essential oils in the world. It is used in various areas including culinary, cosmetics, and medicine.

Organic rosemary oil is extracted mostly from freshly picked leaves of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). This herb is widely used in Mediterranean dishes. And its oil typically used for fragrance in beauty and skincare products.

Natural rosemary oil is also widely recognized in the medical world. It’s been traditionally used as an effective remedy for improving memory, relieving muscle pains and cramps, aiding circulation, and stimulating hair growth. Its medicinal benefits can be attributed to its nutritional components. It is very rich in essential fatty acids as well as antioxidants.

In this article let’s find out the amazing benefits of rosemary oil for our hair.

1. Rosemary oil treats alopecia areata

Alopecia is a severe form of hair loss, where lots of hair falls out and leaves bald patches. In one study 84 alopecia patients regularly massaged their scalp with rosemary along with other herbal oils like cedarwood, thyme, and lavender. They implemented this treatment daily for seven months. After this period, the participants showed a significant increase in their hair growth. (1)

2. Rosemary oil like most essential oils is an amazing scalp massage

Regular scalp massages using nutritious herbal oils such as rosemary stimulate hair growth. It balances our scalp environment, improves circulation, and nourishes the follicles. It helps prevent and remove scalp conditions like dryness, dandruff, and other skin allergies. This way we can grow stronger hair and maintain a hydrated scalp.

3. Rosemary oil mixed with water is a great herbal hair rinse

Concoct your own hair-boosting final hair rinse using water, apple cider vinegar, lavender, and rosemary oil. If possible use filtered water (not the chlorinated tap water). Mix these together ingredients: About 4 cups of purified water, a few drops of rosemary oil and lavender, and then about 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.

Use this concoction as a final hair rinse. Meaning you don’t need to rinse it off with fresh water. If you have some leftover just store it in a glass container and keep it in the fridge for your next use. Do this rinse at least once or twice a week and you’ll surely love the results. This leaves shiny, more manageable locks. Plus, it boosts hair growth.

With the above benefits, it’s no surprise that rosemary oil is widely used in the beauty world. It’s great for the skin and hair. It is a good ingredient for natural shampoos. It provides a fresh and sweet scent to our hair.

We’re lucky that in this age and time we can easily find essential oils and other healthy herbal oils that help improve our health and appearance.

What is your favorite essential oil for the hair? Is rosemary one of them?


1. http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/rosemary
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