Research Article: Effects of Rosemary Essential Oil on Mood and Memory

There is scientific evidence regarding the therapeutic properties of rosemary essential oil.   Published in the Therapeutics Advances in Psychopharmacology (June 2012 vol. 2 no. 3 103-113), the authors of the article ‘Effects of Rosemary Essential Oil on Mood and Memory’ found that rosemary essential oilimproved cognitive learning and decreased the amount of time to answer questions correctly’.

So if you want to improve your memory and increase your ability to perform cognitively, try sniffing some rosemary essential oil. The key will be to find ways to inhale rosemary essential oil throughout the day.

We have some clever suggestions

Terra Cotta aromatherapy pendants – made in Canada, suitable for all ages & aesthetics (including guys)

Lava Rock diffuser jewelry – customized pieces available

DewDrop glass aromatherapy pendants – these are one-of-a-kind, made in Ontario

Locket aromatherapy pendants – limited stock

Stainless steel aromatherapeutic pendant – Suitable for men & women

Diffuse in your work space with a Canadian invention – Aromasens Hubmar or ‘Wall-Ball’

Rosemary essential oil has long been considered effective as an antidepressant; it is uplifting and manages mental fatigue while clearing the mind and improving memory.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a flowering herb, from the Labiatae plant family (same family as basil, lavender and patchouli).

Other therapeutic uses, among many,  include:

  • heart tonic – high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis
  • muscle pain
  • skin care – astringent
  • physical and mental fatigue
  • focus • concentration
  • memory • retention

LJ Turtle offers 100% pure, therapeutic quality, rosemary essential oil available in a 5 ml bottle (you can special order the 15 ml size via email: ljturtlearomatherapy at

Rosemary essential oil can also be found in the following LJ Turtle blends:

Just For Today Wellness Blend ~ available as a Wellness Spritz or concentrated essential oil blend for diffusing or inhalation directly from bottle.

Quench: CedarGrove ~ one of four Quench blends ~ ‘Quench Your Thirsty Skin’.

4 Thieves Blend ~ available as an Air Purifying Spritz or concentrated essential oil blend for inhalation directly from bottle.

Smelly Dog Woodsy ~ natural, handcrafted Grooming Spray for the Smelly Dogs in your life.

Defrizz My Frizz ~ Our Rosemary Hydrosol Spritz works in tandem with our Defrizz serum.



  1. Moss M, Oliver L.  Plasma (2012). 1,8-cineole correlates with cognitive performance following exposure to rosemary essential oil aroma.  Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology 2(3), 103-113.
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