Rosemary Oil Benefits in a Diffuser


Rosemary is one of my all-time favorite essential oils! So in this article, I’m more than pleased to share with you the best rosemary oil benefits in a diffuser! 

Its gorgeous, slightly balsam, herbaceous scent is delicately perfumed and brings so many benefits to all types of diffusers. It’s perfect in a ceramic or electronic style and also works so well in a lava bracelet and diffused on a tissue! 

So let’s get right underway with the mini answer first so you can start enjoying rosemary’s wonderful benefits in your diffuser straight away!  

From promoting hair growth to treating infections, Rosemary oil in a diffuser has a wealth of benefits. Its woodsy, balsamic aroma also improves brain function, helps circulation, repels bugs, and treats anxiety and stress. It also blends beautifully with other oils and has room freshening qualities 

Ok with the takeaway covered we will get straight underway with 10 of the best reasons to choose Rosemary oil in your ceramic or electronic diffusers. 

I’ll pop some other oils alongside which harmonize beautifully and have similar benefits.  

The recipes are based on 3 drops of Rosemary oil 100mL of distilled water or water boiled and cooled from a kettle. If you have a large diffuser size ( 200mL) double up the essential oil quantities. ( 6 drops of each oil) 

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Then we can look at each benefit in a little more detail. 

Rosemary oil benefits in a diffuser 

  • Reduces stress and anxiety: Mix with  3 drops of chamomile oil 
  • Improves brain function: Blends beautifully with 3 drops of Frankincense oil 
  • Gorgeous ‘walk in the forest’ aroma: 3 drops of cedarwood is a perfect partner. 
  • Blends beautifully with other oils: Add 2 drops black spruce oil to cleanse the air and support colds and flu 
  • Helps to relieve pain: Mix with 3 drops  lavender oil 
  • Perfect for hair and skin: Combines beautifully with 2 drops geranium oil 
  • Heals skin wounds: Blends perfectly with 3 drops bergamot oil 
  • Helps to keep bugs away: Add to a diffuser with 2 drops lemongrass oil ( citronella) 
  • Assists in good circulation: Blend with 2 drops clary sage oil 
  • Boosts immune system: Diffuse with 2 drops lemon and 1 drop eucalyptus oil 
  • Helps focus and memory: Add to 3 drops peppermint in a diffuser 

Reduction in stress and anxiety

Rosemary belongs to the mint family and has been popularly used in traditional medicines for centuries

One of Rosemary’s most important diffuser benefits is that it helps to control stress hormones in your body. 

Cortisol is the hormone caused by anxiety, stress, and other similar conditions in the body.

When suffering from severe stress  the increase of cortisol levels can lead to: 

  • High high blood pressure
  • Weight weight gain
  • Oxidative stress 

Rosemary shows significant results softly misting in the air in your favorite diffuser! 

For more fabulous relaxing and calming diffuser blends pop by my latest blog to find out the best oils to use.

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Diffusing rosemary as an air freshener

Rosemary is one of my favourite oils for its aroma. It’s gorgeous balsamic, woody fragrance brings a mountain air quality to diffuser blends! 

One of rosemary’s benefits in a diffuser is it’s mood lifting qualities and helping to clear the mind. In a diffuser, rosemary can also help to alleviate anxiety and hormone imbalances which cause stress. It’s also powerful in removing bacteria and other harmful germs. 

So by using it in a diffuser as an air freshener you have a double hit of aroma and medicinal benefits!

My favorite way to diffuse rosemary as an air freshener is by adding 10 drops of rosemary oil, 3 drops of lemon, and 2 drops of cedarwood in 100mL of distilled or boiled and cooled water. 

Cedarwood also has a wealth of benefits not only in a diffuser but mixed with other oils, so head over to discover which other oils Cedarwood Blends Well With… 

Rosemary blends beautifully in a diffuser with other oils. 

Rosemary’s clean, woody herbal scent is a perfect partner for many other oils in a diffuser. It blends well with citrus, floral, and more spicy oils for balance. Mix in a diffuser with peppermint, lavender, lemon, orange, eucalyptus, tea tree, geranium, ylang-ylang, nutmeg, black spruce, and many more! 

Orange and Geranium are more of my super favorite oils to use in a diffuser! So pop over to discover more diffuser recipes,  pillow sprays, massage blends, serums, and more! 

Rosemary in a diffuser improves brain function

It is believed that rosemary strengthens memory. 

Research has shown that inhaling this essential oil can prevent acetylcholine’s breakdown. This is a chemical that plays a crucial role in concentration, memory, and thinking. 

According to one study, 20 adults in a room diffused with rosemary essential oil were asked to solve math questions; their accuracy and speed were directly proportional to the oil diffused in the room. 

Another study performed on this fragrant herbal oil showed that nursing students who breathe rosemary oil have enhanced concentration and knowledge recall! 

Other studies show the benefits rosemary oil has on the brain and central nervous system as it helps clear the mind, stimulate the brain, and actively promote memory improvement! 

This blend is perfect in a diffuser to help focus when studying and even for those suffering from memory illnesses such as Alzheimer’s. 

Rosemary memory diffuser blend 

  • 10 drops Rosemary
  • 3 drops lemon 
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 100mL of distilled water or boiled and cooled from a kettle 

Diffusing rosemary brings relief from pain 

Rosemary is utilized as a mild pain reliever in folk medicine. Studies also confirm that rosemary oil contains pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Along with adding it to your ceramic or electronic diffuser, for a double hit you can also massage it in the affected area.  Mix 5 drops with 1 tablespoon of apricot, jojoba or even olive oil. 

To find out more about ceramic diffusers vs electronic diffusers, head over to discover about cost, safety, and more! 

By adding it to a diffuser and topping up as a massage balm you can help to relieve: 

  • Sprains 
  • Pain
  • Headaches headaches
  • Muscle muscle soreness
  • Arthritis 

You can also add a few drops of this essential oil to a hot bath mixed in a tablespoon of your favorite carrier oil. I particularly love the sweet and herbal mix of apricot kernel oil for its moisturizing qualities. 

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Adding rosemary to a diffuser promotes beauty and hair growth

The most common type of male baldness is known as androgenetic alopecia. 

Rosemary essential oil aids in dealing with androgenetic alopecia by avoiding a byproduct of testosterone from attacking the hair follicles which cause this condition. 

Along with inhaling it from a diffuser, if you massage this essential oil on the scalp daily, the chances of hair growth increase by 22 percent, according to recent research

It stimulates scalp circulation, benefits long hair growth, boosts new hair growth, and prevents baldness. Furthermore, it also delays the graying of hair and leaves your hair beautifully glossy and shiny! 

To find out more about how to use a diffuser, including how many drops to use, sizes, and more, pop over to discover more! 

Diffusing rosemary heals skin

Rosemary essential oil contains antimicrobial properties, making it perfect for dealing with skin problems like dermatitis, acne, and eczema. Many clinical studies have confirmed this. 

It works by nourishing and hydrating the skin and works wonderfully if you simply add it to your favorite hand cream. Or add 10 drops to 100mL of water in a diffuser to help kill bacteria and harness its skin-boosting power. 

Its anti-inflammatory nature helps significantly in reducing the puffiness and swelling of the skin. It has wonderfully soothing properties for skin and heals skin burns.

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Put rosemary in a diffuser to remove bugs 

If you usually become the victim of harmful insects while having outdoor activities, then rosemary will be your best friend! 

It is an excellent alternative to chemical products in dealing with bugs. Rosemary essential oil can repel the blood-sucking insects that may spread serious illnesses. 

When rosemary oil was compared with eleven other essential oils, it was discovered that it had an excellent repellent effect on Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. These are the type of mosquito that causes the Zika virus. 

It was also found that a spray containing only 10% rosemary oil showed similar results as the chemical insecticide bifenthrin for restricting the growth of black-legged ticks. 

To read more about the amazing properties of essential oils and how to use them on your plants, pop over to discover more! 

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Diffusing rosemary boosts circulation

Poor circulation is a common problem that most of us notice in feet and hands. If you regularly feel the coldness of toes and fingers even in the warm temperature. 

One of the main Rosemary benefits in a diffuser is helping with circulation. 

In one study, a woman having Raynaud’s disease massaged her fingers with the rosemary oil blend that warmed her fingers considerably compared to neutral oil. It may also help in expanding the blood vessels. This oil makes the blood warm and helps it in reaching toes and fingers. 

To improve circulation, I recommend combining the topical application with the use of a diffuser. 

Adding a few drops of the rosemary essential oil to a teaspoon of carrier oil such as jojoba, or even just plain olive oil works well here. 

Apply it to any area where you are feeling numbness and cold.

One of Rosemary’s top benefits in a diffuser is to help support a sluggish immune system. 

I often get asked where the best place is to put oils for the immune system, so head over for more info! 

Rosemary oil in a diffuser Strengthens the immune system

As rosemary essential oil contains antibacterial and antifungal properties, another of my favorite rosemary oil benefits in a diffuser, is a boost to your immune system. 

Rosemary’s balsam, herbal qualities help to relieve congestion and other symptoms of colds and flu. 

diseases related to chronic health problems, including the common cold and heart disease. 

You can also add a drop few drops of rosemary in your bathtub to inhale its gorgeous scent while boosting your immunity. 

Studies show that inhaling lavender and rosemary essential oil reduces the cortisol level, ultimately improving the immune system. 

For 14 more immune-supporting diffuser blends with some of my favorite oils, head over and find out more! 

And finally… So I hope you’ve enjoyed discovering more about the benefits of using rosemary in a diffuser! with its wealth of benefits, rosemary oil should be on your list of oils for DIY diffuser blends! don’t forget to check out more essential oil information and discover Eucalyptus Benefits in a Diffuser, Which Oils Mix Well with Lavender, and More!

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