Rosemary (Cineole) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Rosemary officinalis c.t. 1,8 cineol
Country of Origin:
Plant Part:
Whole Herb
Distillation Method:
Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
alpha pinene
beta pinene
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Wholesale Certified Organic Rosemary Cineole Essential Oil

100% pure essential oil of Rosemary, steam distilled from Rosemary leaves and stems Certified Organically grown in Morocco. This is a wonderful, bright and potent Rosemary – highly recommended. One of the most important factors in the cineol-rich essential oils is that the stock be very fresh, and we take special care to ensure this quality for you. This Cineole Rosemary Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.


An important culinary perennial herb, rosemary grows in shrubs up to six feet high with leathery, needle-like silver-green leaves and small blue flowers. A native species to the Mediterranean, it has now spread throughout Europe, North Africa, various Middle Eastern countries, and the states of California and Nevada in the USA.


This Rosemary essential oil is steam distilled from the branches and leaves of Rosemary herbs organically grown in Morocco.

Aromatherapy Notes

This Rosemary essential oil has a bright pine and eucalyptus-like menthol top note, a slightly sweet, orange-like middle note, and undertones of light wildflower honey and cedar shavings. It blends well with: Eucalyptus radiata, Basil, Peppermint and Pine oils.

Traditional Uses

The name Rosemary derives from the Latin ros marinus, meaning 'dew of the sea', referring to its tendency to grow in coastal areas. It is one of the most well-known and widely used aromatic herbs and can be found in any cookbook, in sweet and savory recipes alike. The use of rosemary dates back to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. It was found in Egyptian tombs and the Greeks and Romans revered it as a sacred plant that symbolized both love and death. It was also used as a less expensive incense and burned to ward off impurity and diseases. Rosemary has been thought to have mind-sharpening qualities and thus has come to be associated with memory and remembrance.1

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:

  • Analgesic, Antidepressant, Astringent, Carminative, Cordial, Digestive, Diuretic, Hepatic, Stimulant, Tonic
  • Used for respiratory conditions, such as bronchitis, asthma, and sinusitis
  • Considered a tonic of the heart and liver
  • “cheerful, youthful, and sincere”

From The Art of Aromatherapy2:

  • Rosemary water was used as a rejuvenating, beautifying, and cleansing facial wash by Queen Elizabeth of Hungary and is one of the classic ingredients of Eau-de-Cologne
  • Used to strengthen the memory and ease the nerves and headache
  • Strong antibacterial and antiseptic activity

Rosemary in Research

Rosemary, like many herbs, has been scientifically shown to have significant antioxidant3 and antibacterial3 activities. Studies have also found that rosemary has wound-healing4, anti-diabetic5, anti-depressant6, and hair-growth promoting properties7,8. The cineol (eucalyptol) chemotype, in particular, has been shown to have significant anti-inflammatory activity that could be beneficial for a number of medical conditions9,10.

Summary of Research Studies

  • Numerous compounds found in rosemary essential oil, including cineol and verbenone, were found to have significant antibacterial and antifungal activity in vitro. Verbenone was one of the compounds with the strongest antimicrobial activity.3
  • Rosemary essential oil had a significant beneficial effect on wound healing in diabetic mice.4
  • A study in diabetic rabbits showed that rosemary extract has high antioxidant activity and significant antidiabetic activity, lowering blood glucose levels and increasing serum insulin concentration.5
  • Rosemary essential oil was found to have antidepressant-like effects in mice.6
  • Rosemary was found to promote hair growth in mice with induced hair regrowth interruption.7
  • In a clinical trial, rosemary essential oil, in combination with thyme, lavender and cedarwood oils, was found to be effective in treating alopecia (balding) when applied daily directly on the scalp.8
  • Cineol (eucalyptol) administered to rats significantly decreased the formation and severity of ulcers in the colon, confirming "the anti-inflammatory action of 1,8-cineole and [suggesting] its potential value as a dietary flavoring agent in the prevention of gastrointestinal inflammation and ulceration."9
  • Application of eucalyptol to human cell culture showed significant decrease in the production of cell-signaling proteins that cause inflammation airway mucus hypersecretion. The authors suggest that this is evidence that eucalyptol may have a role as a "long-term treatment to reduce exacerbations in asthma, sinusitis and COPD."10

Application and Use


This oil has a lower ketone content than the Verbenone chemotype, thus it is considered a safer essential oil (though the ketones in the Verbenone type make it even more effective for skin care). Avoid use during pregnancy. Not recommended for use by people with high blood pressure or any history of epilepsy or other seizures.


1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.

2 Tisserand, Robert. The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs. Healing Arts Press, 1994.

3 Santoyo, S., et al. “Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Rosmarinus Officinalis L. Essential Oil Obtained via Supercritical Fluid Extraction.” Journal of Food Protection, vol. 68, no. 4, Apr. 2005, pp. 790–795., doi:10.4315/0362-028x-68.4.790.

4 Abu-Al-Basal, Mariam A. “Healing Potential of Rosmarinus Officinalis L. on Full-Thickness Excision Cutaneous Wounds in Alloxan-Induced-Diabetic BALB/c Mice.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 131, no. 2, 15 Sept. 2010, pp. 443–450., doi:10.1016/j.jep.2010.07.007.

5 Bakırel, Tülay, et al. “In Vivo Assessment of Antidiabetic and Antioxidant Activities of Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) in Alloxan-Diabetic Rabbits.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 116, no. 1, 28 Feb. 2008, pp. 64–73., doi:10.1016/j.jep.2007.10.039.

6 Machado, Daniele G., et al. “Antidepressant-like Effects of Fractions, Essential Oil, Carnosol and Betulinic Acid Isolated from Rosmarinus Officinalis L.” Food Chemistry, vol. 136, no. 2, 15 Jan. 2013, pp. 999–1005., doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.09.028.

7 Murata, Kazuya, et al. "Promotion of hair growth by Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract." Phytotherapy Research, vol. 27, no. 2, 2013, pp. 212-217.

8 Hay, Isabelle C., et al. “Randomized Trial of Aromatherapy. Successful Treatment for Alopecia Areata.” Archives of Dermatology, vol. 134, no. 11, Nov. 1998, pp. 1349–1352., doi:10.1001/archderm.134.11.1349.

9 Santos, F. “1,8-Cineole (Eucalyptol), a Monoterpene Oxide Attenuates the Colonic Damage in Rats on Acute TNBS-Colitis.” Food and Chemical Toxicology, vol. 42, no. 4, 2004, pp. 579–584., doi:10.1016/j.fct.2003.11.001.

10 Juergens, Uwe R., et al. “Inhibitory Activity of 1,8-Cineol (Eucalyptol) on Cytokine Production in Cultured Human Lymphocytes and Monocytes.” Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, vol. 17, no. 5, 2004, pp. 281–287., doi:10.1016/j.pupt.2004.06.002.