Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil is known for its strong resinous, herbaceous aroma and usefulness for a wide variety of applications. Rosemary’s name is fitting given its wild growing conditions — the Latin word “ros” means “dew,” and “marinus “means “sea.” Its silver-green, needle-like leaves are often sprayed by sea mists blowing in from the Mediterranean. Aura Cacia Rosemary Essential Oil is typically wild-harvested in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The harvest is controlled by the government and each section can be harvested just once every three years. The distillation season coincides with the blooming of the plants in the spring. The rosemary is distilled fresh or even slightly dried. The distillation units are fueled by the spent rosemary from previous distillations which promotes sustainability.