by Komal Patel
Health and Beauty Benefits of Rosemary
Fri-Fucking-Yay. That is all I have to say. (Kind of rhymed)

It has been a hell of a week and I am in need of major R&R.

Any fun plans for this weekend? Give me the deats!


True to every Friday, I have a new edition of health and beauty benefits of the world’s favorite spices!


Rosemary is an aromatic herb that belongs to the mint family and is similar to sage and peppermint. It is native to the Mediterranean region and has greyish green, needle-shaped leaves and produces small, pale blue flowers.

Besides its various culinary uses, this refreshing and aromatic oil has healing, medicinal and psychological effects, due to its antioxidants and essential acids which makes it beneficial for your health.

Health Benefits of Rosemary:

Increase Memory:

Rosemary can work effectively as a cognitive stimulant which is useful for increasing memory and mental concentration.

Stress Relief:

Rosemary is often used in aromatherapy and been proven to decrease the level of cortisol in the saliva. Cortisol is the main stress hormone that is released during stress to the body. Inhaling rosemary oil can significantly reduce the levels of cortisol in the saliva, which can decrease chronic stress. When the oil is inhaled, it can boost mental energy and is also known to clear the respiratory tract.

Dental Health:

Due to its astringent and antibacterial properties it is effective for the treatment of dental conditions like bad breath, plaque build-up, cavities and gingivitis. Being a disinfectant, it is often used as a mouthwash for keeping your gums and teeth healthy.

Strengthen Immune System:

The magical plant helps provide people with a powerful protection against different pathogens and diseases that might adversely influence immunity. It is filled with numerous compounds like caffeic acid and carosol which have anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and antioxidant properties. These compounds are very important for neutralizing free radicals, which can lead to cellular damage and oxidative stress.

Alleviate Headache:

Because of its analgesic properties it helps in treating headaches. Rosemary reduces the severity and pain of migraines. 

Natural Deodorant

Treatment Of Acne:

Rosemary oil has powerful disinfectant and antiseptic properties. These help in treating acne and oily skin conditions.

Stimulates The Hair Follicles:

Rosemary oil stimulates the hair follicles, which then enable

stronger hair growth by stimulating cell division and dilating the blood vessels.

Anti-Ageing Property:

Since it is rich in powerful antioxidants, the oil slows down the effect of ageing on the skin by tightening sagging and loose skin. It stimulates biological activity and cell growth to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.


The mesmerizing aroma makes rosemary essential oil an excellent inhalant. The oil is used in room fresheners, cosmetics, beauty aids, food, bath oil, candles and perfumes because of its unique and intoxicating aroma. Many people spray a mixture of rosemary essential oil and water to remove bad odors from rooms and objects.

Skin care:

Rosemary essential oil is not used in skin care as extensively as it is used in hair care, but it does have antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities that make it beneficial in efforts to eliminate eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne.

Check out this awesome natural deodorant recipe from Bustle. Yet another awesome reason to get your rosemary on!

Mix apple cider vinegar and rosemary oil together. Dab with a cotton ball and wipe directly on your underarm to help keep that odor away!

Natural Deodorant Recipe

So there you have it!

Keeping it short and sweet this Friday to get you all back to your day.

Talk soon! xx

Sweet and Masala 

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Jana March 3, 2017 - 5:54 pm

Hey girl! great post and info! Have a fantastic weekend! xo Jana | http://www.janastyleblog.com | @jana_meister

Komal Patel March 4, 2017 - 12:34 am

Thanks so much Jana! You too!

Jenna March 3, 2017 - 6:23 pm

I love rosemary, but had no idea that it could be used for dental health. I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, J

Komal Patel March 4, 2017 - 12:35 am

Of course!! I hope you like it!

Laura Mitbrodt March 3, 2017 - 7:26 pm

This is so interesting, I am totally going to get some Rosemary

Shannon March 3, 2017 - 7:52 pm

I seriously love these posts of yours. I am also in major need for a deodorant (I like to keep it as natural as poss) so I will be giving that recipe a goal! I actually have that exact oil pictured so I’m going to add a drop to my moisturizer & my toothbrush! Thanks for sharing!! Great post babe xx Shannon


Komal Patel March 4, 2017 - 12:36 am

Shannon! That’s so awesome. I love the deo, and am glad that you are finding use for this! Please follow up with me I would love to know your opinion 🙂

Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary March 3, 2017 - 8:19 pm

Love Rosemary. The info is so helpful!

Jordan March 3, 2017 - 9:46 pm

Yes!! LOVE THIS POST! I love finding herbal remedies for things. I also cut some rosemary from my garden and steeped it in hot water when I had a severe sinus infection. It helps to cut the mucus. Sorry for the TMI!



Komal Patel March 4, 2017 - 12:36 am

What a great idea Jordan! I wish I had a garden!

Melissa Chee March 5, 2017 - 3:01 am

Wonderful overview of this herb 🙂

Komal Patel March 5, 2017 - 8:11 pm

Thanks Melissa!

Michelle March 5, 2017 - 4:05 am

I had no idea that Rosemary was so beneficial.

Komal Patel March 5, 2017 - 8:11 pm

Isn’t it crazy!

Shaylyn Rae March 5, 2017 - 5:58 am

Who knew rosemary basically had super powers?! Thanks for the great info! 🙂

Komal Patel March 5, 2017 - 8:11 pm

Shaylan, so many herbs that have powers!

Andrea March 5, 2017 - 11:09 am

I’ve also heard that it’s good for stimulating appetite…

Gina March 5, 2017 - 3:40 pm

I love cooking with rosemary. I try to grow it year round. Here in Connecticut it is hard to keep it going in the dead of winter.

Allison - Celebrating Sweets March 5, 2017 - 4:49 pm

Wow! I had no idea that rosemary had so much goodness going on. I will have to try it in some of the ways you suggested. Thanks for sharing!

Clarissa March 5, 2017 - 5:57 pm

Girl we are SOUL sisters this weekend. Had a rough two weeks and I was so grateful for the weekend <3 I JUST bought an essential oil diffuser/humidifier for our apartment – now I know I need to grab some rosemary essential oil to wind my ass down lol

-Clarissa @ The View From Here

Komal Patel March 5, 2017 - 8:13 pm

Omg! Yes we are! I bought one a few weeks ago and it has changed my life!

Lydia March 5, 2017 - 6:16 pm

Rosemary is one of my favourite herbs, not just for medicinal use but also cooking

hal March 5, 2017 - 7:02 pm

i love the smell of rosemary so this was the perfect post for me!

Paula March 5, 2017 - 7:31 pm

The other day my friend suggested I buy rosemary essential oil but I had no idea it had so many health benefits. Thanks for sharing!

Komal Patel March 5, 2017 - 8:13 pm

Paula, glad to help!

Chelsea March 5, 2017 - 9:40 pm

I had no idea rosemary had all these benefits! I love it for aromatherapy.

Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen March 5, 2017 - 11:35 pm

Rosemary is one of the best herbs there is. However, I had no idea it could be so beneficial. Will definitely have to get some rosemary oil for migraines. Great suggestion!

Heather | My Moxietude March 5, 2017 - 11:51 pm

I have always loved Rosemary for cooking and have an essential oil bottle of it, but I didn’t know the headache benefit. This is great for pregnant mamas who, it is said, shouldn’t use peppermint oil to alleviate headaches during pregnancy. Super good to know! Thanks for sharing!!

Komal Patel March 6, 2017 - 2:02 am

Yes, it is great for pregnant women! Glad you found this so helpfuL!

Mallory Mitchell March 6, 2017 - 3:17 am

I absolutely love rosemary, but have always used it just for cooking and baking! I love all these ideas and will definitely be putting them to good use 🙂

Poonam March 6, 2017 - 5:43 am

I have really been into essential oils. I haven’t tried the rosemary yet. I love the peppermint oil though. Great post!

Chantal"s Corner March 6, 2017 - 4:10 pm

Oh wow, I didn’t realize that rosemary had so many uses! I have to try some of these.

Dayna March 7, 2017 - 3:33 pm

Ooo I just used some rosemary in a dish the other day – exciting to see the benefits! xo Dayna // http://daysbyday.com/


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