If you start singing, “parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme” whenever we mention rosemary, you should spend more time with Rosemary essential oil. Steam-distilled from the needle-like leaves of the Rosmarinus officinalis plant, Rosemary oil brings a fresh, woodsy aroma to everything it touches. But this hardworking herb is more than an earthy scent.

What do you use Rosemary oil for?

The better question is what don’t you use Rosemary for? Infuse everything from your hair care routine to your homemade cleaners with this oil’s complex, robust, energizing aroma and properties.

1. Make a hydrating hair mask.

Warm 2 tablespoons coconut oil and 1 tablespoon honey for about 15 seconds in the microwave. Add 3 drops Rosemary oil and mix together. Apply to the hair shaft, especially the ends, put on a shower cap, and let it sit for 30 minutes. Rinse out the mask, then wash and dry hair as usual.

Rosemary essential oil LMC3626

2. Turn the shower into a spa.

Add 1 drop of Rosemary essential oil to the center of an Easy Breeze™ Awakening Shower Steamer for an extra-invigorating shower time boost!

3. Battle head tension.

Make our DIY head tension roll-on  using Peppermint essential oil, Rosemary essential oil, and M-Grain™ essential oil blend.

4. Create an effective insect repellent.

Win the war on bugs while enjoying the great outdoors. Use our Insect Repellent—infused with Rosemary, Citronella, Lemongrass, and other essential oils—to naturally repel bugs. It smells good to people, but not so much to pests.

Rosemary vitality essential oil

5. Whip up a savory snack.

Add Rosemary Vitality™ to hummus and pair with carrots, sliced bell peppers, or pita chips for a light, flavorful snack.

6. Take a break from blemishes.

Is Rosemary oil good for skin? As one of the ingredients in our Maximum Strength Acne Treatment, Rosemary works with Frankincense, Tea Tree, Manuka, and other oils to fight blemishes.

7. Show your scalp some love.

Massage a dime-sized amount of V-6™, 2 drops Rosemary essential oil, and 2 drops Tea Tree essential oil into your scalp. Let sit for 10 minutes before rinsing. You’ll love the refreshing aroma, and your hair will love the attention.

YL tip: Can you use Rosemary essential oil directly on the scalp?

Yes! Show your locks some love by adding a few drops of Rosemary essential oil to your favorite hair care products.

8. Clean your home.

Spritz away stinky odors and sticky counters with a Rosemary-infused DIY cleaner. Combine 1 capful Thieves® Household Cleaner, 2 drops Rosemary, 2 drops Lemon, and 2 cups water in a glass spray bottle.

9. Get rolling on a great massage.

Re-energize your day by indulging in a mini massage! Create a custom massage oil roll-on with an empty 15 ml bottle and an AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment. The roller makes it easy to apply to knees, lower back, and neck.

Midday Motivation massage blend 

15 drops Rosemary essential oil

10 drops PanAway® essential oil blend

10 drops Thyme essential oil

5 drops Lemongrass essential oil

Fill to the top with V-6™

Thieves Household Cleaner

10. Smooth your hairstyle.

Add Rosemary to Mirah™ Lustrous Hair Oil to smooth frizz, flyaways, and tangles while improving softness and shine.

11. Design a custom fragrance.

Create a standout scent by adding Rosemary and Geranium to unscented hand lotion.

12. Add flavor to your favorite dishes.

Use Rosemary Vitality™ to boost the savory flavor of mashed potatoes, egg dishes, meat marinades, and more.

13. Get mermaid hair!

Lustrous locks can be part of your world with our easy DIY spray and serum. Dive into our mermaid hair tutorial for details.

14. Refresh your car.

Spice up your road trips by adding a couple drops of En-R-Gee™ to your  favorite car diffuser. The combined aromas of oils like Rosemary, Clove, and Black Pepper make for one invigorating co-pilot.

En-R-Gee essential oil blend

15. Get to work.

Struggling to see your way through an important project? Try diffusing a blend of essential oils that offers an energizing, refreshing, and grounding aroma. The combo of Rosemary, Citrus Fresh™, and Cypress provides just that in the blend below!

Hard at work diffuser blend

If woodsy scents are your love language, check out 5 ways to use Cedarwood essential oil. Speaking of Rosemary and its purifying properties, check out this post on how to Refresh the Air with our Purification oil blend.

Which of these uses for Rosemary are you most excited to try?

Share with us in the comments!