7 things you can do if you have rosemary at home

Rosemary is one of the most widely used aromatic plants in the kitchen. It is used to enrich the flavor of dishes made especially with meat or fish, and it is not difficult to grow it at home to have it available at all times.

But rosemary is also a wonderful therapeutic plant, which has been used for thousands of years to improve health because of its wonderful healing properties.

Below we list 7 uses of rosemary that, as unusual as they may seem to us, are really effective and can replace even very expensive products and treatments.

White hair

Rosemary is capable of darkening hair color, hiding gray or white hair.

To enjoy its special property, add about 15 drops of rosemary essential oil to the shampoo you usually use. In addition to strengthening your hair, rosemary will make it darker.

If you want to use rosemary sprigs directly, you can also make an herbal tea by cooking them for a couple of minutes. Let it cool, and use it to rinse your hair.

Oily hair

If your problem, on the other hand, is excessively oily hair, rosemary can help here as well.

Rosemary helps regulate excess sebum in the scalp, preventing scalp irritation and even promoting hair regrowth.

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

Withdraw from the stove and add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, stirring well.

Once cooled, apply the rosemary water to all the hair, from scalp to ends, and leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing and combing.

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

Against mosquitoes

The rosemary plant is excellent for keeping mosquitoes away-our grandmothers knew this very well. Having a rosemary plant can really do a lot.

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

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

Use the remedy as you would a regular repellent. In addition to keeping mosquitoes away, it is also chemical-free and not toxic at all.

Against the smell of sweat

One of the lesser-known properties of rosemary is its ability to neutralize odors.

This property also comes in very handy for eliminating bad odors, such as sweat odor, from laundry.

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

Rosemary salt

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

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

Then place the mixture on a baking sheet and bake at 50°C for 30 minutes.

Then let cool and store in an airtight glass jar.

Insect repellent

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

Just, for example, put a few sprigs of rosemary in the closet to keep the spas away.

Or, put rosemary leaves in a cotton bag to put in the pantry to ward off insects such as silverfish.


Rosemary has antiseptic and healing properties that can be very helpful in relieving wounds and speeding their healing.

Prepare a decoction by bringing a few sprigs of rosemary to a boil in water. Let it cool, strain and apply the liquid to the wound using a cotton ball.