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Multiple Use Basil Oil

Therapeutic Basil Oil benefits nearly every body system. FREE SHIPPING!

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Uses and Benefits:

Basil essential oil (sometimes called “sweet basil oil”) is an overall therapeutic oil that has some beneficial impact on nearly every body system. It has been used medicinally in many countries. It can be used orally, topically and in aromatherapy.  It has a variety of uses and benefits, including:

  • Its potent anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties make it useful for healing acne and various skin wounds, bee stings, burns, bruises and infections; surgical recovery;  in oral health DIY recipes as toothpaste or mouthrinse; and as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. It is known to be effective in reducing migraine and arthritis pain, 
  • As a calming agent to combat inflammation, reduce adrenal fatigue, and treat nerve and muscle conditions, sports injuries, arthritis, as well as nervous tension, mental fatigue, melancholy and depression.
  • As a digestive aid, including relief from nausea, motion sickness, indigestion, constipation, protection against colitis and ulcers, and even diabetes management.
  • Its antimicrobial properties make it effective in resolving a variety of respiratory symptoms, providing relief from colds, influenza, asthma, bronchitis, sinus infections. It is effective in reducing fever.
  • These same properties make it useful in treatmetn of bladder infections.
  • It helps to balance hormones, is an antioxidant, relieves insomnia, and is an effective insect repellant.
  • It’s also a plentiful source of Vitamin A, magnesium, potassium, iron, and calcium.
  • Cosmetically, basil essential oil can be used to restore luster in dull-looking hair and improve the tone of your skin.  Add basil oil to lotions and other topical formulations to help take the itch and sting out of insect bites.  Use in a massage oil or bath oil blend to relieve sore muscles and joints.
  • Its antimicrobial properties also make it a popular item in DIY recipes such as: 1) a cleanser against food borne bacteria, yeasts and mold, making it a great additive to your counter-cleaning routine; 2) as a deodorizer, it can be used in kitchen appliances to remove odors - just add a few drops to your dishwasher cycle and run it on empty.  Remove odors from your toilet, shower, and garbage cans in just a couple drops.  Combined with baking soda, it can remove stubborn stains from pots and pans.  Added to an appropriate carrier, it can be a hand sanitizer and a healing skin balm.
  • Regular use of basil oil for aromatherapy can improve mental clarity and acuity overall.  Due to its antispasmodic qualities, basil essential oil has been used to aid discomfort in whooping cough.  It can enhance blood circulation and aid in metabolic processes. Diffused it can counter chronic fatigue syndrome.

Blends Well With:  Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, cloveeucalyptus, fennel, ginger, geranium, grapefruit, hyssop, juniper, lavenderlemon, lemon balm, lime, marjoram, neroli, sweet orangerosemary and verbena.

Cautions:

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in the eyes or mucus membranes.  Basil essential oil is banned from internal use and its use is discouraged in those with diagnosed cancer.  Keep away from children.  If applying an essential oil to your skin, always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).  The information in this article is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness.  Essential oils are not drugs and are not considered by the FDA as appropriate for treatment of illness.  Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.  The statements above have not been evaluated by the FDA.