Rosemary Oil Extract

Rosemary Oil ExtractRosemary Oil Extract

Rosemary Oleoresin, also known as Rosemary Oil Extract or ROE is an oil soluble, natural extract of the leaves of the rosemary plant used to retard rancidity in natural oils. Its potent antioxidant properties are attributed in large part to carnosic acid, one of its major constituents. Rosemary Oleoresin is available with varying levels of carnosic acid.

Carnosic acid is a natural benzenediol abietane diterpene found in rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and common sage (Salvia officinalis).  Dried leaves of rosemary or sage contain 1.5 to 2.5% carnosic acid.

Carnosic acid is an antioxidant and protects skin cells against UV-A radiation (photoprotection). Studies in animals have also found a protection against carcinogens.

Rosemary Oil Extract is NOT a perservative, it is an antioxidant.

 

Products using Rosemary Oil Extract: Alaska Made Beard/Brow & Stash Balm