Rosemary Salt Bath
* Use for clarity, cleansing the energy field and relaxing the mind.
* Divide the mixture into three containers with an equal amount of salt and one sprig of Rosemary. Store in the refrigerator until you're ready to use it. Enjoy your soak for up to 15 minutes. Makes three baths.
NOTE: you may substitute 2 tablespoons of dried rosemary and three bay leaves for the fresh sprigs. Be sure to add a little extra essential oil to compensate. Make sure to light your Harmonious Home candle well drawing your bath.
* 1/4 cup of coconut oil optional for moisturizing
I would like to give my disclaimer on and about herbs in general. Always consulted your medical doctor before taking any herbal product. The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and should not be used to diagnose and treat diseases. If you have a serious health problem, its recommend that you consult the appropriate health practitioner. This product may not have been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to treat or prevent disease.
Where do we even start!? Rosemary has a long history of being one of the most celebrated and versatile herbs. Used for everything from cleansing and consecration, clarifying the mind and fighting depression, to making one hell of a roasted chicken, Aloha Elixir LOVES Rosemary so much we put it in our Harmonious Home soy intention candle.
Rosemary is easy to grow and propagate. You can grow it in a pot, or planted directly in the soil. Give this herb five to six hours of sun a day, and lots of fresh water. To grow from a cutting, dip the stem into Rootone and put it into 6" pot of soil. Keep damp for 3-6 weeks. Rosemary plants love Amethyst and Clear Quartz. Drop a few stones into the pot and watch it thrive!
Rosemary is associated with goddesses, especially of the Sea. According to legend, it was draped around the Greek goddess Aphrodite when she rose from the waves. Catholic healers associated it with Mary. The legend says its flowers were once white, until Mary laid her cloak over them while resting. When she picked up her cloak again, they were blue. In fact, the flowers can be white, pink, blue or purple, depending on the variety. A healthy rosemary plant grows where a woman is the head of the family.
Use rosemary for cleansing the physical body, peace of mind, and releasing negative thought patterns and psychic purification. Calm an overactive mind and open the higher chakras to source energy. Chase away nightmares by putting some of the herb beneath your pillow at night. This will help you to remember your dreams, and can be useful when doing dream or journey work.
Looking for love? add a few drops of Rosemary Essential Oil to your shampoo to uplift your energy and keep love on your mind. Rosemary brings in happiness, prosperity and longevity.
Rosemary as Medicine
Rosemary increases circulation and slightly raises the blood pressure warming the body from the inside out. Internally it stimulates the liver and digestion, promotes blood circulation, tones up the blood vessels, invigorates the mind, and increases your awareness.
Use rosemary to increase healthy brain function and memory capacity. Scientific evidence suggests that rosemary stimulates the memory centers of the brain. TIP: use a sprig of rosemary as a book-marker or wear rosemary oil when studying for a test to help you recall information.
Don't want branches lying around? Make a Rosemary tea! Steep two teaspoons of the dried flower tops in one cup of water for twenty minutes. Drink it alone, or make iced tea or sparkling lemonaide. Use the same infusion as a mouthwash for bad breath, or to ease symptoms of PMS or depression. As a bonus, it will also aid in preventing flatulence, bloating and disturbances of the intestines, stomach and gall bladder. This tonic is amazing for those who lack exercise such as the elderly and convalescent, or those who suffer from fatigue. Use rosemary externally in salves for eczema, wounds, sores and as a treatment for muscle and joint rheumatism. It will enliven you when added to soap or shampoos. Rosemary is also smoked as an herbal 'tobacco' to relieve asthma and lung conditions. A bath preparation made from rosemary leaves or oil of rosemary is refreshing and stimulating when one is fatigued and can help prevent headaches. Check out Keoki's recipe for a Rosemary Salt bath below.