Rosemary essential oil is one of the best oils to keep on hand to use around the house. It has many culinary and medicinal uses. Try some of these recipes to see just how easy it is to incorporate rosemary oil into some of your daily routines and needs.
Rosemary oil is one of the oldest herbs in the world and has been used in cooking by almost every culinary culture. In most recipes, you can substitute fresh rosemary with essential oil. Remember that usually one drop of essential oil is more than enough when substituting fresh ingredients because of its potency. If you want to add less than a drop, simply dip a clean toothpick into your bottle of oil and mix with your other ingredients.
Rosemary Roasted Chicken
- whole roasting chicken
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 drops rosemary essential oil
- 2 drops lemon essential oil
- 2 drops sage essential oil
Roast the chicken according to directions based on weight. In a measuring cup, mix the olive oil with the essential oils. Pour over the cooked chicken, brushing it into hard to reach areas and spreading over the entire surface. Place back in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the oils to penetrate the chicken.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 7 small red potatoes
- 5 large Yukon gold potatoes
- 12 drops rosemary essential oil
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 3 drops black pepper essential oil
- Kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and coat the bottom and sides with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place baking pan in the oven and slightly heat to help the potatoes from sticking to it. Wash and cut potatoes into chunks and place in a large mixing bowl. In a separate small bowl, combine ¼ cup olive oil with rosemary and black pepper essential oils. Pour over the potatoes and stir to coat. Sprinkle with desired amount of salt. Add the potatoes to the heated pan and bake for 30 minutes. Toss potatoes and cook for another 15 minutes. Finish by broiling the potatoes until brown.
French Dip Pot Roast
- 3 pound roast
- 1 drop thyme essential oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups water
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 1 drop rosemary essential oil
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 peppercorns
- French rolls
Place roast in a slow cooker. Add thyme and rosemary essential oils and then pour soy sauce over the roast. Add garlic powder, bay leaf, water and peppercorns. Cook for 5 to 6 hours on low until the meat is tender. When roast is cooked thoroughly, pour juice into small dishes for au jus dip. Cut the meat into thin slices and serve on French rolls.
Note: When cooking with essential oils, always make sure that your chosen brand is labeled GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe).
Rosemary oil can be a great booster for your homemade or store bought cleaning products. Not only will it leave behind a fabulous scent but it will also leave your home cleaner because it is antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral.
Rosemary Sink Cleaner
- 2 cups baking soda
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 15-20 drops rosemary essential oil
Mix all ingredients together in a container with a shaker lid. To use, sprinkle over the sink and disperse using a microfiber cloth. When done, spray the sink with water. If you are concerned about the salt scratching your sink, you can use only baking soda.
Rosemary Air Freshener
- ½ cup water
- 15 drops rosemary essential oil
Mix ingredients together in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use and spray into the air for an instant burst of freshness. Test on a discreet part of fabric before spraying a large surface to be safe.
Rosemary All Purpose Cleaner
- 1 cup rubbing alcohol
- 1 cup water
- 20 drops rosemary essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use. While most surfaces should be fine, always clean a small test area before applying to a large surface.
Rosemary oil is known for its ability to help with hair growth but it’s also great for promoting healthy skin. Using homemade shampoos and lotions with rosemary is a great way to get dangerous chemicals away from your body while promoting the healing benefits of rosemary.
Rosemary Face Toner
- ½ cup distilled water
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 10 drops rosemary essential oil
- 8 drops peppermint essential oil
Mix all ingredients together well and use before bed each night to tone and improve your skin. Use within a month.
Rosemary and Mint Body Butter
- 3 tablespoons cocoa butter
- 6 tablespoons shea butter
- 3 tablespoons kukui nut oil
- 20 drops spearmint essential oil
- 10 drops rosemary essential oil
In a double boiler, melt the cocoa butter, shea butter and kukui nut oil together. Let it cool to room temperature and then place into the freezer for about 20 minutes. Using a hand mixer, blend the solution for about 5 minutes and then place back into the freezer for another 20 minutes. Blend the mixture again until a creamy and fluffy mixture is present. Stir in the essential oils and store in a clean container. Keep in a cool and dark place.
Rosemary Peppermint Shampoo
- ½ cup liquid castile soap
- ½ cup distilled or filtered water
- 16 drops rosemary essential oil
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil
Add the castile soap to a container that will easily dispense your shampoo. Add the rosemary and peppermint essential oils. Finish with the water and shake gently to mix. Use as you would any other shampoo.
Winter Rosemary Salt Scrub
- ¾ cup sea salt
- ½ cup jojoba oil
- 4 drops rosemary essential oil
Mix ingredients to make a paste. To use, rub all over your body, concentrating on dry areas, before showering. Leave the solution on your skin for a few minutes before rinsing off.