7 things you can do if you have rosemary at home

Rosemary is one of the   most used aromatic plants in cooking   . It is used to enrich the flavor of dishes based mainly on meat or fish, and it is not difficult to grow it at home to always have it available.

But rosemary is also a wonderful   therapeutic plant   , used for millennia to improve health thanks to its wonderful healing properties.

Below we list   7 uses of rosemary   that, no matter how unusual they may seem to us, are really effective and can replace even very expensive products and treatments.

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Rosemary can darken hair color, hide gray hair or gray hair.

To take advantage of this particular property, add about 15 drops of rosemary essential oil to your regular shampoo. In addition to strengthening hair, rosemary will darken it.

If you want to use the rosemary sprigs directly, you can also prepare an infusion by cooking them for a few minutes. Let cool and use to rinse hair.

Greasy hair

If your problem is very oily hair, rosemary can also be of great help in this case.

Rosemary helps regulate excess sebum on the scalp, preventing scalp irritation and even promoting hair growth.

Cook 300 grams of fresh rosemary in 500 ml of boiling water over low heat for about 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, mixing well.

Once cool, apply rosemary water throughout your hair, from the scalp to the ends, and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing and combing.

Rosemary has an anti-inflammatory and astringent action that will help combat oily hair.

Against mosquitoes

The rosemary plant is excellent for repelling mosquitoes, our grandmothers knew this very well. Having a rosemary plant can be of great help.

You can also prepare a spray, to apply directly to the skin, to avoid annoying mosquito bites.

Cook fresh or dried rosemary sprigs for 15-20 minutes, let them cool and pour the liquid into a bottle fitted with a diffuser sprayer.

Use the remedy as if it were a normal repellent. In addition to repelling mosquitoes, it is also chemical-free and non-toxic.

Against the smell of sweat

One of the least known properties of rosemary is its ability to neutralize bad odors.

This property is also very useful for eliminating bad odors, such as perspiration, from clothing.

Put a few sprigs of rosemary in a bucket full of warm water, then soak the clothes in it and let them soak for about 15 minutes, then rinse with more clean water.

flavored salt

Rosemary salt is an excellent preparation that allows us to enrich our dishes with flavor and flavor at the same time.

Mix 500 grams of salt with 5-6 sprigs of fresh rosemary.

Then pour the mixture into a baking tray and bake at 50°C for 30 minutes.

Then let it cool and store it in an airtight glass jar.


We have already seen how to prepare anti-mosquito spray, but the same repellent properties of rosemary can be used against other types of insects.

For example, simply place a few sprigs of rosemary in the cabinet to keep the spa away.

Or place rosemary leaves in a cotton bag to keep in the pantry to protect from insects such as silverfish.


Rosemary has antiseptic and healing properties that can be very useful in relieving wounds and speeding up healing.

Prepare a decoction by boiling some sprigs of rosemary in water. Let it cool, filter and apply the liquid to the wound with a cotton ball.