Rosemary is a wonderful herb to grow in your garden. It is easy to grow rosemary and you will quickly find a lot of great ways to use rosemary around your home and in your kitchen.
Uses for rosemary
1. Burn rosemary in your fire during outdoor getogethers to keep mosquitoes away. This leaves behind a great scent that pests like mosquitoes and mice don’t like but you and your guests can enjoy. This is perfect for your fire pit.
2. Make a simple herb bread by mixing rosemary into the bread before allowing it to rise. This fresh herb will add amazing flavor to the most basic homemade bread. This is a great way to add flavor to pizza dough as well.
3. Infused oil or butter for cooking. Warm your oil or butter, add in rosemary and let the flavors blend. For butter, this is best done warm for about 15 minutes then place in the refrigerator to solidify again. Oil can sit with the rosemary inside to gather the flavor for at least two weeks. This is a great way to add flavor to chicken and fish dishes when cooking.
4. Rosemary makes a great option for crafting around your home. This fragrant green shrub is a great option for home decor projects from filling in vases to making wreaths and centerpieces.
Medicinal uses for rosemary
5. Rosemary is a powerful herb for the brain. Studies show that rosemary can improve cognitive performance and may even slow or reverse the aging of the brain. Rosemary tea makes a great study aid that can be enjoyed while you study and before starting your test. If you have focus or memory recall issues rosemary may be a big help in your daily life,
6. Native Americans would use rosemary to make an herbal hair rinse to help their hair grow beautiful and strong. Make an infusion by seeping rosemary in simmering water for 3-5 minutes.
7. Add rosemary to your diet to enjoy the natural anti-inflammatory properties. Rosemary is great for treating muscle pain and arthritis. A soak in Epsom salts and rosemary is a great way to allow this herb medicinal qualities to seep into your skin to areas that need it the most.
Uses for rosemary oil
8. Add rosemary essential oil to your lotion for soft healthy skin. A few drops to a homemade Lavender lotion is the perfect way to add this healing herb into your beauty routine.
9. Make rosemary bath salts. Mixx 10 drops rosemary oil into teaspoon coconut oil and mix into Epsom Salt to make an easy rosemary bath salt perfect for a long healing soak after a rough day.
10. While rosemary tea is a great addition to your diet to help with your memory rosemary essential oil can be just as helpful. To help with focus, attention, and memory try adding rosemary oil to a diffuser necklace or bracelet for your child to wear to school.