Basil EO 10ml

R57.20

Basil Essential Oil, also called Sweet Basil Essential Oil, is derived from the leaves of the Ocimum basilicum botanical, better known as the Basil herb.

Basil Essential Oil emits a warm, sweet, freshly floral and crisply herbaceous scent that is further characterized as airy, vibrant, uplifting, and reminiscent of the scent of licorice.

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    • In aromatherapy, Sweet Basil Essential Oil is reputed to stimulate, clarify, calm, fortify, energize and uplift the mind. It is also said to repel insects, eliminate odor-causing bacteria, soothe headaches, and relieve respiratory as well as digestive discomforts.
    • When used on the skin, Sweet Basil Essential Oil is reputed to nourish, repair, balance, calm, smooth, exfoliate and brighten the complexion.
    • When used in hair, Sweet Basil Essential Oil cleanses, refreshes, hydrates, softens, and strengthens the strands.
    • When used medicinally, Sweet Basil Essential Oil is reputed to ease minor skin irritations, cramps, joint pain, muscular aches, spasms, gout, flatulence, and exhaustion. It is also said to enhance immune function, protect against infection, reduce water retention, and stabilize irregular menstruation.

USES FOR BASIL OIL

For a comforting and emotionally-elevating aromatherapy application that is reputed to decrease stress levels, whether it is anxiety or feelings of unhappiness, simply dilute 2-3 drops of Basil Essential Oil before adding it to a diffuser of personal preference and inhaling it for up to 1 hour. This is known to improve circulation and to soothe symptoms of respiratory discomforts. For enhanced effectiveness, it may be blended with 2-3 drops of other essential oils that are known to share the same uplifting, energizing, and clarifying qualities while also relieving symptoms of colds and the flu. Suggested oils include Eucalyptus Oil and Lemon Oil.

For a naturally soothing, decongestant vapor rub, Basil Essential Oil may be diluted in 1 tablespoon of a carrier oil before being massaged into the chest. Suggested carrier oils include Jojoba and Coconut.

For a nightly de-stressing foot balm that helps to relax the body and mind before bed, dilute 1-2 drops of Basil Essential Oil in 1 tablespoon of any preferred carrier oil and massage it into the soles of the feet, the belly, or the wrist. This is known to have the added benefit of soothing a headache and for clearing the mind of uncontrollable thoughts that cause sleeplessness.

To soothe and prevent acne breakouts, begin by diluting 1-2 drops of Basil Essential Oil in a small amount of a light, fast-absorbing carrier oil. Suggested oils include Sweet Almond and Argan. Next, dip a cotton ball into the blend and dab it onto freshly cleansed areas of skin affected with acne. This simple mixture is reputed to cleanse the skin of external pollutants, bacteria, and excess oil and to reduce redness. For enhanced effectiveness, Basil Oil may be incorporated into the face mask recipe along with honey, lemon juice, and powdered cosmetic clay. These ingredients are also known to promote the skin’s clarity and brightness.

To cleanse the hair and eliminate excess oil on the scalp, add small amounts of Basil Essential Oil to a preferred shampoo, conditioner, or both, beginning with 3-5 drops per ¼ cup of hair product. For easier mixing, rather than diluting Basil Oil in the bottles themselves, exact amounts of the shampoo/conditioner can be separated into cups before each use. This simple dilution is reputed to enhance the hair’s natural sheen. Alternatively, Basil Oil may be diluted in Apple Cider Vinegar and combined with Baking Soda to remove any build-up of excess oil or product residue and to restore the natural pH of the scalp.

To soothe sore or aching muscles, inflammation, swelling, and tightness, dilute 2-3 drops of Basil Essential Oil in a preferred carrier oil, then massage it into the affected areas. Alternatively, this oil blend can be further diluted in Epsom Salts before being added to a warm bath. For enhanced effectiveness, it can be combined with other essential oils that are known to be conducive to relaxation, such as Lavender Essential Oil. A Basil Oil-enriched bath has the added benefit of boosting digestive function and alleviating pain.

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