Origin: Asia and the Mediterranean region

Family: Lamiaceae
Scientific Name: Salvia rosmarius

Folk Names: Compass weed, dew of the sea, elf leaf, guardrobe, incensier, libanotis, polar plant, rosmaris, rosmarine, rosemarie, sea dew


Element: Fire
Day: Sunday
Planet: Sun
Zodiac: Leo
Associated Celebrations: ShadowFest, Yule
Deities: Athena, Kupala

Magical Properties: Cleansing, exorcism, healing, intellect, love, lust, protection, purification, remembrance, sleep, vitality, youth.

Substitutions: Can be used in place of any other herb.

Magical Uses:


Part Used: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Flash Point: 43°C

Scent Type: Herbaceous
Perfume Note: Middle/top
Scent Description: Crisp, minty-herbaceous, with a woody undertone

Aromatherapeutic Uses


In the Garden

Type: Perennial
Sow: Spring
Light: Bright light
Water: Keep moderately dry
Soil: Well-drained

Companion Planting: Sage, garlic