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A Recipe for Rosemary

By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: October 26, 2010, from the November 2010 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Rosemary is a common ingredient in spa treatments and products due to its invigorating scent, and its toning and binding properties that are great for anti-aging formulations. It also increases blood flow, which promotes proper skin function, and relieves skin congestion while reducing puffiness for firmer skin and better skin tone.4 It is important to note, however, that clients with epilepsy or who are pregnant or nursing should avoid rosemary essential oil because it is a stimulant.5

Many spas use this energizing herb in treatments, including:

The Rosemary, Citron and Sea Salt Body Scrub stimulates circulation and sloughs away dull skin—The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia;

The Rosemary Sage Purification Ritual is an exfoliating treatment that cleanses the body and clarifies the mind—Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California;

The Lavender Flower Massage relieves tired muscles with an essential oil blend of rosemary, lavender, peppermint, peperina and French lavender—The Inn & Spa at Montchanin Village, Montchanin, Delaware;