Sore Joint Rosemary Salve Recipe

Rosemary Plant and Herb

Rosemary Plant and Herb
Rosemary Plant and Herb | Source

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Parts Used:

  • Leaves
  • Flowering tops
  • Essential oil

Rosemary is widely known as a kitchen spice. It is used in many Mediterranean and Italian dishes and goes wonderful with chicken, pork and even fish. It is a lovely evergreen shrub that originates from the Mediterranean area. It is a very aromatic herb. Rosemary has many ash colored branches that stems off a scaly stem. The leaves are opposite each other on the branches and are dark green on the top with a whitish bottom. There is a large vein that runs the length of the leaf down the center of the plants. The leaves are pointed and when dried they become very hard and a little sharp.

Rosemary is a flowering herb. It blooms in warmer climates during April and May, though in cooler climates the flowers appear later. Most often the flowers are pale blue in color, but have at times bloomed in white.


In large quantities Rosemary can be fatally toxic and poisonous. It is for this reason that Rosemary is most often used medicinally externally. Always use caution when using Rosemary internally. Check with your doctor before using, especially if you have high blood pressure.

Rosemary Salve Recipe to Treat Sore Joints and Muscles


  • 1 125ml (small Mason jar)
  • ½ cup infused Rosemary oil
  • 2 tablespoons Beeswax (Grated or pellets)
  • 10 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 20 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 1 capsule Vitamin E oil 400 IU (optional)


  1. In a double boiler on medium heat warm your infused oil and beeswax. Heat until the beeswax is just melted.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Using a pin pop a hole in the Vitamin E capsule and squeeze the oil into your oil and wax mix.
  4. Add your essential oils and gently stir to combine.
  5. Pour into a sterilized jar and allow it to cool completely.
  6. Once cooled completely cap your jar and label it, remember to include the date it was made.

Most natural salves are good for 6 months to a year.


Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) | Source

The Properties of Rosemary and Its Use

  • Antispasmodic
  • Cholagogue
  • Emmenagogue
  • Stimulant
  • Stomachic

Internal Uses:

Rosemary is often used internally to raise blood pressure in those that suffer from low blood pressure. It has been shown to improve liver function and aid in digestion. Rosemary also improves circulation in the body.

External Uses:

Salves to treat:

  • Rheumatism
  • Arthritis
  • Eczema
  • Bruises
  • Sores and wounds

Hair treatments:

  • For thinning hair
  • Bald spots
  • Dandruff
  • Hair rinse to naturally darken hair

Mouthwash: You can also make an infusion of Rosemary to use as a natural mouthwash. Do Not Swallow!

  • Add one ounce of dried Rosemary to a quart jar and cover with boiling water.
  • Let steep overnight then strain the herb out and discard.
  • After brushing your teeth simply swish around and spit out. Use within 1 to 2 weeks and keep in the fridge.

You can also make a Rosemary infusion to use as a hair rinse after a shower.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Dried Rosemary Herb
Dried Rosemary Herb | Source


The Herb Book, John Lust

Benedict Lust Publications

ISBN: 0-87904-055-6

Medicinal Herbs, A Beginner’s Guide, Rosemary Gladstar

Storey Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-61212-005-8

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