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Rosemary Oil

Through the centuries, Rosemary oil has been used in a multitude of folklore remedies for centuries, including to enhance mental function, stimulate hair growth, and to reduce spasms or convulsions.  Scientific studies have demonstrated that Rosemary oil does, in fact, treat many ailments.  Rosemary oil is a remarkable natural source of many biologically active compounds like terpenes, polyphenols and flavonoids that have antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties.  The extracted oil (essential oil) from the tender perennial Salvia rosmarinus (formerly called Rosmarinus officinalis L.) contains about least 37 terpenes.  The four most abundant compounds are 1,8-cineole (46.4%), camphor (11.4%), a-pinene (11%), and b-pinene (9.2%) (Figure 1.  See reference: Sienkiewicz, et al., 2013).  In a research study by Sienkiewicz, et al., (2013), it was clearly demonstrated that rosemary oil had anti-bacterial properties against E. coli including various drug-resistant strains of E. coli.  In addition, rosemary oil is commonly used in the food industry as a natural preservative (see reference: Papadochristopoulos, et al., 2021). 

Rosemary Oil plant
Rosemary plant

Therefore, Rosemary oil is a valuable component to our lotion and other products because it contains natural preservatives and contributes to the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD. 

 

Figure 1:  The most abundant terpenes in Rosemary oil. 

Papadochristopoulos, A., Kerry, J.P., Fegan, N., Burgess, C.M., Duffy, G. (2021). Natural Anti-Microbials for Enhanced Microbial Safety and Shelf-Life of Processed Packaged Meat. Foods, 10, 1598. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10071598 

Sienkiewicz, M., Łysakowska, M., Pastuszka, M., Bienias, W., & Kowalczyk, E. (2013). The potential of use basil and rosemary essential oils as effective antibacterial agents. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 18(8), 9334–9351. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules18089334