rosemary aromatherapy to relax and calm down

Rosemary Aromatherapy

Use the scent of rosemary essential oil to enhance focus, reduce stress, and stimulate mental clarity.


Find a practical, easily accessible method to help relax and alleviate stress.


Frequent episodes of stress and the inability to unwind after a long day can leave one feeling drained and overwhelmed.

Additional specific issues include:

  • Struggling to focus and be productive at work due to stress
  • Constant tension headaches
  • Difficulty in falling asleep
  • Frequently feeling restless 😩


Rosemary Aromatherapy can offer stress relief and promote relaxation. 

In a nutshell:

  1. Purchase 100% pure rosemary essential oil from a reputable store.
  2. Add a few drops to a diffuser.
  3. Set the diffuser in your preferred space and let the scent permeate the room.
  4. Sit back and take in the aroma for about 15 to 30 minutes.

My Take

Although I have yet to try Rosemary Aromatherapy personally, its reputation precedes it. From what I’ve gathered, it can actually be a pretty effective relaxation method! 😳

I am always surprised by what pops up once I dig into such topics:

There are tons of scientific studies out there that look into this. For instance, one study indicates that the scent of rosemary essential oil can indeed help lower cortisol levels, the hormone associated with stress. This reduction, in turn, brings about a sense of calmness and relaxation.

So, yeah – definitely something to keep on our list of science-backed relaxation techniques! And, well, I also really like the smell of rosemary 🙃


  • Easy to use
  • Readily available and affordable
  • Can be used anywhere (office, home, car, …)


  • May cause allergies in some people
  • Not advisable for pregnant women


I mean, it’s a simple method to relax, nothing super complicated 🙂 Hence, only a couple of quick thoughts from my side:

  • Checks: Considering potential allergies, I recommend a patch test before getting into Rosemary Aromatherapy. Also, pregnant women should consult their healthcare provider to check.
  • Diffuser: Try a portable USB diffuser if you work in an office. Cool gadget 😎 👍
  • Night-time routine: You could also dilute a few drops in a carrier oil and add it to your bathwater for a calming night-time routine.