Rosemary Verbenone Essential Oil – Organic
Rosemary Verbenone Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis ct verbenone) from Corsica is Organic Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the fresh, flowering tops.
Rosemary Verbenone (Rosmarinus officinalis var verbenone aka Rosmarinus officinalis ct. verbenone) often contains less 1.8 cineole and sometimes contains less camphor, a potentially neurotoxic component, than do some selections of Rosemary essential oil. For that reason it has been described by some aromatherapists as gentler/safer to use than some other types of Rosemary.
According to Peter Holmes (A Clinical Guide to Essential Oil Therapeutics, 2016, pg. 314-315), Rosemary Verbenone essential oil is the least stimulating and warming of the other major types of Rosemary essential oil.
Rosemary Verbenone is more often used by professional aromatherapists than by non-professional users.
Description: Class: Ketone. This Rosemary Verbenone oil from Corsica has been described as having a clean, classic verbenone aroma. Small farms in Corsica supply a few hundred pounds a year from native plants. We understand that there are some low cost verbenone chemotype Rosemary Oils online. Often these are cultivated because rosemary is not indigenous to North America. Be careful. In this industry you often get what you pay for. It is very hard to make a living with a crop yielding .5 to 1.2 percent. We consider the challenges these Mediterranean farmers face. Though this particular oil is fine for soaps, it is probably not cost-wise in that application. It is excellent, however, for aromatherapy. Some of the other natural chemical constituents include bornyl alcohol, alpha pinene, camphene, cineol, and camphor. Oil with similar chemistry blend well with Rosemary, especially Lavender, Lavandin Grosso, Spike Lavender and Eucalyptus.
Do not use in or near the nostrils of infants or children. Some authors have cautioned against use of Rosemary Verbenone in pregnancy. Some authors have cautioned against use by those with compromised liver function. Follow all General Safety Guidelines as detailed in the box below.Essential Oil Safety Considerations