Rosemary has a real affinity with the skin

Healing Rosemary herb extract.

It has been used for centuries for treating skin ailments:

  • Relieving pain
  • Improving circulation
  • Improving skin tone
  • Active antimicrobial
  • Anti-bactericidal
  • Anti-inflammatory

This versatile herb can be used as a tea, a liquid tincture or herbal extract.

So let’s dive right in, and take a look at what makes this a herbal power house.


The fact that Rosemary is so versatile, is due to the fact that it’s rich in a number of compounds; Rosmarinic, carnosic acid, carnosol, rosmaridiphenol, rosmanol and betulinic acid, powerful antioxidants that calm trigger points of inflammation in the skin’s tissues.

Now for the scientific bit, ursolic acid is an important compound known as pentacyclic triterpene acid, if you’d like to learn more check out my article on Rosemary Essential Oil.

Properties and Uses

Antibacterial and Antimicrobial: It helps to relieve pain and reduce inflammation in the skin.

Extends shelf life: Because of its microbial properties, rosemary is an ideal natural preservative, helping to keep ingredients fresher for longer, who needs chemical nasties.

Antioxidant: The herbs compounds have valuable antioxidant properties, protecting tissue from cellular degradation, inhibiting oxidative cell damage caused by pollutants, stress and UV.

Astringent: The plants powerful astringent properties make it perfect for oily skin types, it helps to slow the flow of oil within the skin.

Regenerative: Rosemary has powerful wound healing properties and improves the appearance of chronic skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.

This combined with its antimicrobial properties, makes it fabulous for treating papules and pustules and mild cases of acne.

All in all a great all round herb, that has some wonderful skin loving benefits.

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