Basil Essential Oil Benefits and Uses
Basil Essential Oil has been used extensively in traditional and asian medicine, Basil leaves were inhaled to treat headaches such as migraines and also to alleviate chest infections. Apply to temples to clear the mind, relieve mental fatigue and improve mental state. Apply to bath or compress to relieve muscular or menstrual pains. Use in massage blends to relieve fatigue.
Basil essential oil contains a number of compounds thought to enhance health. At Spark, we use the Mediterranean variety, also called True Sweet Basil. It contains higher percentages of the natural constituents cineole and d-linalool, a substance also found in lavender that's been shown to reduce stress in several scientific studies.
Basil Essential oil is said to enhance mood, improve digestion, increase alertness, and soothe muscle aches.
In alternative medicine, Basil Essential Oil is typically used for the following health conditions:
- Ear infections
Basil is a very beneficial oil and can be helpful in combating migraines and clearing respiratory systems, but also has an uplifting effect which can aid with symptoms of depression. Basil provides wonderful benefits to both mind and body due to its high linalool content, making it the perfect tool to reduce feelings of tension when applied to the back of the neck and temples.
-Add one drop to steam bath with Eucalyptus essential oil to relieve congestion
-Apply a crop to 1 tsp of carrier oil and massage around and behind the ear to relieve ear infection pain.
-Diffuse to promote a sense of focus
-Take a drop internally to provide soothing support during menstrual cycle
-Add to your favorite Italian dishes
-Massage with a carrier oil on the back of the neck for relief
-Add to a warm bath to help relieve gout and arthritis
Basil Diffuser Blend Recipes
- 2 drops Basil
- 2 drops Rosemary
- 2 drops Peppermint
Balance & Peace
- 2 drops Basil
- 3 drops Lavender
- 1 drop Peppermint
- 4 drops Lemon
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