Mountain Rose Herbs

Rosemary Antioxidant (Extract)

Contains
Organic rosemary extract produced via supercritical CO2 extraction infused in organic olive oil to make it more soluble.

The organic Rosemary antioxidant offered by Mountain Rose Herbs remains the number one choice for the natural preservation of handmade cosmetics, creams, lotions, and other herbal compounds. Its concentrated nature allows you to use sparingly with effective results.

Rosemary is a bushy, aromatic evergreen shrub with pale blue flowers that is native to the Mediterranean, but flourishes all over the world. As an herb, rosemary’s uses as a culinary and medicinal ingredient are well documented. The extract is rapidly gaining popularity for its powerful antioxidative capabilities for those wanting to get away from conventional additives. To create this wonderful antioxidant, whole fresh rosemary leaf is put through a supercritical CO2 extraction process. This method helps to maintain the integrity of the base constituents of the oil and produces a highly concentrated finished product. The extract is then infused with organic olive oil to help increase the solubility when blended.

Constituents
1,8-cineole, acetic acid, camphor, carnosol, carvacrol, carvone, caryophyllene, chlorogenic acid, geraniol, hesperidin, limonene, luteolin, rosmarinic acid, salicylates. Rosemary extract has antioxidative properties that are comparable to butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and with butylated hydroxtoluene (BHT). The reported active components are rosmarinic acid, carnosic acid, and labiatic acid.

Typical Preparations
The liquid antioxidant can be used in cosmetics or as a preservative for a variety of food products. Please refer to your formulation or recipe for the quantity asked for.

Precautions
In regards to all Rosemary products, women who have heavy periods should avoid excessive use of rosemary because it can stimulate menstrual flow. The herb should also not be used medicinally during pregnancy. Small amounts of rosemary used in cooking, however, are safe for pregnant women and for women who have heavy periods.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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