Rosemary (Verbenone) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Rosemary officinalis c.t. verbenone
Country of Origin:
Plant Part:
Whole Herb
Distillation Method:
Naturally Grown
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
alpha pinene
bornyl acetate
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Wholesale Pure Verbenone Rosemary Essential Oil

From Wholesale Essential Oils, Rosemary Essential oil grown in France. This steam distilled oil of the c.t. verbenone chemotype is a most powerful and effective healing oil. Our Rosemary c.t. verbenone is quite exceptional. This oil is less mentally stimulating and can be used in the evening. It is a clear oil with an invigorating, yet warm, herbaceous aroma. This Rosemary Verbenone Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.


Rosemary is an evergreen perennial shrub that grows to a height of 30-50 inches. The herbaceous plant hosts needle-like, silver green leaves and small tubular pale-blue flowers. Originating in the Mediterranean, the herb now grows throughout Europe, North America, the Middle East, California and Nevada. The name is derived from the Latin ros marinus meaning 'rose of the sea'.


This Rosemary c.t. Verbenone is steam distilled from the leaves and tops of Rosemary plants Naturally grown in France. This Rosemary variety has lower camphor and higher ketones. Its main constituent is 1,8 Cineole. Other key components of Rosemary are caffeic acid and its derivatives, such as rosmarinic acid.

Aromatherapy Notes

A strong pine, eucalyptus, and menthol top note, the middle notes are herbaceous and warm while the undertone is cooler and woody. Companion oils include: Basil, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Marjoram, Peppermint, and Pine. The fragrance of Rosemary verbenone is less stimulating than Rosemary cineole. Due to its lower camphor yet higher verbenone and tissue regenerating ketone content, this verbenone chemotype of Rosemary is better suited for skin care and hair care.

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.

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

Application and Use


Rosemary c.t. verbenone is generally considered non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing. It is a powerful oil, however, and dilution is strongly recommended. This oil should be avoided by pregnant women and individuals with a history or family history with epilepsy.


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.