Rosemary is a guardian of the mind & body. It lends a certain invincibility, with strength, sharp wit, and endurance. An ancient Mediterranean herb with myriad literary and historical references, its symbolism is most strongly attributed to remembrance and protection. It is one of nature’s best preservatives, with compounds that are antioxidant as well as antiseptic. Those properties can be applied across the board, whether you are talking about how to protect cells throughout the organ systems of your body, deciding which aromatherapy oil might give you an energetic lift, or which herb to add to your pre-grill marinade.
Diffusing rosemary in the air has been researched with overwhelmingly positive results. Rosemary essential oil boosts mood and helps to relieve anxiety, even protecting cells from the damaging effect of stress hormones. It helps to improve brain function, including memory. It cleans the air, killing pathogens and repelling pests. By increasing circulation, it promotes our bodies to function at a higher level of health. Rosemary in an excellent study aid for students, helping with the retention of information as well as reducing test anxiety.
Rosemary supports a heart that has been broken by the sheer force of grief. Shakespeare gave it a place in Ophelia’s mind, even as she was losing it in her sorrow, “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember…” Rosemary can be a strong companion on the long road we call grieving. There may not be an end in sight, but we can endure. We can stand up, put one foot in front of the other, and have our memories accompany us along the way.
Energetics: Warm & Dry: therefore it is superior for heavy kapha, and good in moderation or in combination with other oils to support Vata and Pitta doshas in a balanced way. Rosemary is very yang; no wallowing allowed.
Bottom Line: Refresh and focus your mind, move your body, release tension. Carpe diem!
100% pure beeswax blended with the essential oil of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), and a lead-free cotton wick.
Effects: Stimulating and energizing. Color: Olive Green
Size Item# Burn Time
3″x4″ 413 80 hrs
2″x6″ 521 60 hrs
2″x3″ 414 30 hrs
Votive 645 15 hrs