To make the most of the benefits of rosemary water, it is advisable to brew the infusion of the plant at home, taking care not to boil it so as not to lose its properties.
If you are looking for a natural product that has multiple benefits for both hair and skin, try rosemary water. Discover in this article why this medicinal plant has been used since ancient times as an excellent home beauty remedy.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is one of the common plants among the ancient health and beauty remedies. An aromatic plant that helps in the treatment of many disorders, it is an indispensable ingredient in natural cosmetics and has cleansing properties for the home.
In ancient times, rosemary also had its symbolism. In addition to being a general cleanser, it was also related to luck, honesty and good faith.
This plant is very rich in active principles. Its main nutrients are vitamins A, B2, B6 and C, and the minerals iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and calcium. It also has a high content of antioxidants.
Rosemary leaves are used, fresh or dried. But in certain remedies the flowers can also be included.
How do we prepare rosemary water?
Rosemary water is an infusion from the leaves of this medicinal plant that allows a comfortable and effective application on hair and skin. It is prepared as follows:
- 3 tablespoons of dried rosemary leaves (45 g)
- 2 glasses of water (400 ml)
What should you do?
- First of all, we will put the water to boil in a saucepan.
- When it boils for the first time, turn off the heat and add the rosemary. The plant should not boil.
- Then cover the pot and let it stand for 10 minutes.
- Finally, strain the infusion and let it cool.
Rosemary water can be used as a topical remedy on the scalp or skin. We will apply it at the same time that we make a massage with the yolks to activate the circulation. Let it dry. We will do it once or twice a day for at least a month.
To notice its benefits we must be patient, since the result is not visible immediately.
7 uses and benefits for the hair and skin
Hair loss remedy
People who suffer from alopecia or who want to prevent hair loss that increases during spring and autumn should know that rosemary can be a natural solution.
Although there are many factors that influence hair loss, rosemary water can help us to stop it because it has the ability to activate circulation in the scalp. In addition, it is a good natural treatment to accelerate growth.
Rosemary is, in general, a stimulant for the organism. In the same way, by applying rosemary water on our hair, we can also improve too thin hair. Rosemary gradually improves the texture, shine and structure of the hair.
People with perfectly balanced hair – neither dry nor greasy – are privileged. For everyone else, rosemary water allows us to regulate sebum, especially when we have oily hair or roots.
In this way, we avoid products that, in the long run, dry and irritate the scalp.
Prevention of gray hair
By stimulating the hair follicle, rosemary also promotes hair pigmentation and prevents gray hair. Brown and black hair benefit the most, since the use of this plant darkens the mane progressively.
Tonic against flaccidity
Decades ago, women already used rosemary water to have a firm, rosy and youthful complexion. Rosemary water as a tonic is therefore a good remedy to combat flaccidity, pallor and wrinkles.
Instant skin revitalizer
Similarly, this natural facial tonic has a quick effect if we want to improve a tired face. It is ideal for use in the morning if we want to avoid a sleepy face.
A natural antioxidant
Rosemary, rich in flavonoids, has a high antioxidant power that fights the damage done by free radicals. It is therefore a natural anti-aging treatment and a good remedy to soothe the skin after sun exposure.