Basil Essential Oil

It’s always been one of my favourite herbs.  The smell of fresh tomatoes from the garden and basil mixed together is heaven for me.  So when I discovered it in an essential oil form, naturally I was all in!

Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to reduce anxious feelings. Basil provides great benefits to both the mind and body due to its high linalool content, making it an ideal application to help reduce feelings of tension when applied to the temples and back of the neck. Basil is commonly used in cooking to add a fresh, herbal flavor to meats, pastas, and entrée dishes, and it is also cooling to the skin. The aroma of Basil helps promote a sense of focus and a stress-relieving experience.

The spicy, yet herbal nature of Basil makes it a versatile oil that can be used to promote focus and alertness, or to add a little extra flavor while cooking.

Primary Benefits:

  • Helps to keep the skin looking clean, clear, and healthy
  • Promotes mental alertness and lessens anxious feelings when diffused
  • May help to ease monthly feminine discomfort*

Uses:  (aromatic | topical | internal | neat)

  • Diffuse to promote a sense of focus while studying or reading.
  • Combine with Geranium and Wild Orange essential oils for an uplifting aromatic massage.
  • Add to your favorite Italian dishes for a refreshing taste.

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Basil is known to be the oil of renewal in that the smell of this plant brings strength to the heart and relaxation to the mind.(1)  To describe the moods that are best aided by this oil you can look to the symptoms of adrenal exhaustion: overwhelm, fatigue, low energy and the inability to cope with all the stress that life may throw your way. (2)  This is the oil that you could turn to if you are experiencing mental fatigue and overwhelm and are in need of a reset. (3)

“Basil is indicated for those who are weary in mind and body and for those in need of strength and renewal.” (4)

 

Cautions:
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Sources:
(1)  Enlighten Alternative Healing, LLC (2015). Emotions and Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing.  Emotional Reference Guide-Fourth Edition.  Published by Enlighten Alternative Healing, LLC
(2)  Enlighten Alternative Healing, LLC (2015). Emotions and Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing.  Emotional Reference Guide-Fourth Edition.  Published by Enlighten Alternative Healing, LLC
(3)  Enlighten Alternative Healing, LLC (2015). Emotions and Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing.  Emotional Reference Guide-Fourth Edition.  Published by Enlighten Alternative Healing, LLC
(3)  Enlighten Alternative Healing, LLC (2015). Emotions and Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing.  Page 20.  Emotional Reference Guide-Fourth Edition.  Published by Enlighten Alternative Healing, LLC

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