Why is it in George’s Dog Balm?

Organic Rosemary Leaf Oil has powerful anti-oxidant properties which are important as an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and has some great skin healing properties. Traditionally Rosemary is used to fight viral, bacterial and generally any infection and has anti- bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Rosemary oil used externally can treat skin irritations like eczema and joint problems like arthritis. It has also been reported to speed healing of wounds and bruises. Rosemary leaf oil can be a treatment for dandruff and can be rubbed on fur. As an analgesic substance, rosemary can be topically applied to any affected area of pain.

Rosemary is an herb often cited for its ability to repel fleas, ticks, mosquitos and other bugs – so amazing properties for our dogs all round.

What is it (thanks Wikipedia)?

Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region.  Rosemary oil is used for purposes of fragrant bodily perfumes or to emit an aroma into a room. It is also burnt as incense, and used in shampoos and cleaning products.

Rosemary contains a number of phytochemicals, including rosmarinic acidcamphorcaffeic acidursolic acidbetulinic acid, and the antioxidantscarnosic acid and carnosol.