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Rosemary Experiment – smooth skin

January 8, 2013

I’m trying to clear my skin, fast.

My face isn’t the smoothest.. particularly my forehead! Not ache, not smooth

The goal it to look silky smooth and I’ve been reading: 36 Healing Herbs: The World’s Best Medicinal Plants
I recommend it to all of you who either don’t like prescription drugs or for those of you who live natural lives.
I’m definitely trying it because I recently got a minor reaction to a jumper(sweater) I bought. We’ll see soon 😉

So.. I read that Rosemary has many benefits which I didn’t know of.

Therapeutic Uses
Topical antioxidant
Antibacterial
Muscle and joint pain
Bronchitis
Circulation
Memory/cognition

And skin healing!

They can combat dandruff and greasy hair and promote general hair health. Their most convincing use, however, is as an antiseptic and antioxidant. Preliminary research indicates that rosemary extracts can kill bacteria, fight skin inflammation relevant to many skin conditions, and even inhibit cancer in laboratory animals. They may also block the detrimental effect of sunlight on skin cells.

Ingested or inhaled, rosemary oil has been used for other conditions, such as muscle and joint pain, indigestion, bronchitis, and sinusitis, or to improve circulation. There is also some data supporting the use of rosemary aromatherapy for memory and mental function. When 40 people underwent rosemary aromatherapy for 3 minutes, changes in their brain tests indicated increased alertness, reduced anxiety, and improved ability to do mathematics

How to use Rosemary Oil to Improve your skin

Essential oil: The essential oil is used in aromatherapy to enhance mental focus. To apply the oil topically, mix 10 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil (olive, jojoba, almond, apricot).
Cream/ointment/salve: Topical products use various concentrations of rosemary’s essential oil for skin conditions, such as minor bacterial or fungal infections. Apply daily to skin, joints, or muscles, as per manufacturer’s directions.
Tea: Add 1 to 2 teaspoons dried rosemary leaves to 1 cup hot water.
Cover for 10 minutes. Strain. Drink 1 to 3 cups a day.
Capsules: Generally, 500 to 1,000 mg, once or twice daily; follow product instructions.

Precautions
Rosemary extracts with concentrated essential oils can cause a rash with sun exposure. If that happens, discontinue use. Using rosemary as a seasoning during pregnancy is fine, but medicinal doses are not recommended.

Excerpt From: Rebecca L. Johnson, Steven Foster, Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., and David Kiefer, M.D. “36 Healing Herbs: The World’s Best Medicinal Plants.” National Geographic, 2012-05-01. iBooks.
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