June 2, 2012
Herb Tips part 2 - Rosemary
Rosemary has astringent type properties and the essential oil is good for sore muscles. The following recipe is for a lavender/Rosemary shampoo:
2 cups water
1/2 cup fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 cup dried lavender
2 cups baby shampoo
Bring the water to a simmer, add rosemary and cook for at least 30 minutes - more if you desire
Remove from heat and add the lavender. Cover and Steep for 30 more minutes. Strain and stir in the baby shampoo. keep in a plastic bottle. Not as foamy as the baby shampoo alone but gentle and smells wonderful. Safe to use daily.
I read this warning in one of my herb books about rosemary essential oil:
Do not use if you have hypertension, ulcerative colitis, or epilepsy. do not ingest the essential oil.
Next post will feature Chamomile