Rosemary essential oil has a pronounced action on the brain and the central nervous system. It is wonderful for clearing the mind and mental awareness, while having excellent brain stimulant properties, as well as improving memory. The diuretic properties of rosemary essential oil are useful with reducing water retention during menstruation, and also with obesity and cellulite.
On the respiratory system, it is effective for asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, sinus and whooping cough. On the skin, it helps to ease congestion, puffiness and swelling and can also be used for acne, dermatitis and eczema. As with other oils that contain camphor, Rosemary is helpful in massage and arthritis blends and can help improve circulation.