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All the properties and benefits of rosemary: why you should make it part of your skin and hair beauty routine

OWay All the properties and benefits of rosemary: why you should make it part of your skin and hair beauty routine

Not only does it enrich our meals with its fragrances and tastes, Rosemary (original name: Rosmarinus Officinalis) is also an aromatic and medicinal evergreen plant with exceptionally beneficial properties.  Belonging to the Lamiaceae family (as do basil and sage), it is known for the unmistakable aroma released by its needles, which are capable of spreading their fragrance throughout their entire surroundings.

Beneficial powers of rosemary

Beneficial powers of rosemary

Particularly rich in essential oils and active ingredients, Rosemary is an excellent tonic for the entire body. It is also antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, it has a fortifying effect, and is a invaluable ingredient, even for use on the hair and skin. Among its greatest benefits if made part of your beauty routine:

From Ortofficina to Organic Way rituals

From Ortofficina to Organic Way rituals

Because of its fantastic properties, we have chosen to cultivate Rosemary at our Ortofficina farm estate on the hills above Bologna.

To cultivate the Rosemary - and also the other officinal plants in our fields - we use the biodynamic method to extract the purest and most precious active ingredients from them. [Find out more about the biodynamic method and about Ortofficina, click here.]

We harvest the Rosemary during its period of peak-potency, around the end of August, and gather it into our zero-mile steam distillation plant. This is how we extract the essential oil and the hydrolat- 100% active intelligent water which is rich in the functional ingredients of the plant it is derived from. 

This is then blended in our agricosmetic labs with other organic and biodynamic raw materials and other natural ingredients for the formulation of unique rituals following the principles of green chemistry.  

One of the active ingredients of the OW Purifying ritual

One of the active ingredients of the OW Purifying ritual

Because of its refreshing, purifying and antimicrobial properties so invaluable for the treatment of scalp imbalances, Rosemary is an essential active ingredient in the Purifying Organic Way ritual for scalp and hair with dry or oily scaly dandruff. 

The balmy essence of Rosemary combines with the Mediterranean freshness of Bergamot in this unique ritual for a deep-cleansing treatment to normalize the scalp. 

In particular, biodynamic Rosemary is one of the active ingredients within the OW Purifying line that begins in the salon with the peeling Purifying rice wax added to Pure biodynamic thime, and continues at home with the Purifying hair bath – oily/dry scalps and the specific treatment Dandruff Remedy - Dry Scalps/Oily Scalps.