Creating Memories with Rosemary

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“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember” – William Shakespeare

Growing wild in Northern Morocco within the Atlas Mountains, the shrubs of rosemary can stretch as far as the eyes can see.  This hearty perennial plant yields the green herbal and camphoraceous aroma known and loved in breath-focused recipes, hair care formulas and in mentally focusing diffusions alike.  The ever-versatile rosemary essential oil is one that has been loved and used for centuries.

Known as the plant of remembrance, rosemary’s volatile oil finds use in mind and memory targeted recipes.  The association between memory and scent is long established, and the folklore around rosemary speaks to its use as one of the more effective scent/memory connectors.  Knowing this, something as easy as a mindful diffusion can help connect the user to an experience or can inspire moments of recollection and reminiscence.

While using essential oils can be practical for ease of daily life (learn more about rosemary basic usage here), they can also be used to help us create meaningful moments and memories.  Some of the more heart-felt expressions within aromatherapy are about our connection with one another.   And in times of memorial or tribute, aromatherapy can bring an added element of sensory engagement.

Any time you want to cultivate an environment of remembrance, rosemary essential oil is one to look to for support. Some heartfelt ways to use rosemary to contribute to a meaningful memorial experience:

  • Spend time revisiting happy memories while looking through old photo albums while diffusing rosemary and lemon essential oil.
  • Devote some time for self-care with a nourishing massage featuring rosemary and sweet almond oil.
  • Use rosemary to add to scented candles to give to friends and loved ones in tribute or memorial. 
  • Write a letter to a loved one and add a few drops of rosemary essential oil.

    Authored by:  Aura Cacia

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