Amazing Ingredients: Rosemary
Rosemary, a classic herb for cooking and of old formal herb gardens makes its appearance in our soap products.
We grow several rosemary plants in our herb garden, for cooking and for use in our soaps because we love the woody fragrance and the appearance almost of pine needles. Nothing better than a sprig or two with chicken, or in a pot of soup.
But Rosemary has an ancient and interesting story. Wikipedia tells us that “It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which includes many other herbs. The name “rosemary” derives from the Latin for “dew” (ros) and “sea” (marinus), or “dew of the sea”, because in many locations, it needs no water other than the humidity carried by the sea breeze to live. The plant is also sometimes called anthos, from the ancient Greek word ἄνθος, meaning “flower”.”
And Rosemary is said to help or improve memory. Wikipedia writes:
Rosemary has a very old reputation for improving memory and has been used as a symbol for remembrance during weddings, war commemorations and funerals in Europe and Australia. Mourners would throw it into graves as a symbol of remembrance for the dead. In Shakespeare’sHamlet, Ophelia says, “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” (Hamlet, iv. 5.) A modern study lends some credence to this reputation. When the smell of rosemary was pumped into cubicles where people were working, they showed improved memory, though with slower recall.
We just love the clean scent of rosemary… and our soap offers rich lather, and gentle cleaning. I don’t know if it will improve memory… but i know you will love how your bathroom fills with the rich fragrance.
Our Soap combines Rosemary with Peppermint, another woodsy, deeply herbacious scented herb. A Blend of olive oil, palm and coconut oil, lye and the essential oil of peppermint, we add chopped Rosemary fresh to the mixture. The two herbs combine to bring a deep and wonderful clean fragrance.
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