Weight : 10ml
Basil Essential Oil
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Basil essential oil, derived from the Ocimum basilicum plant, is commonly used to enhance the flavor of many recipes today. However, its uses extend far beyond the culinary world. Basil essential oil (sometimes called “sweet basil oil”) has been used for centuries to treat all kinds of health concerns.
Ocimum basilicum L. (sweet basil) belongs to the Lamiaceae or mint plant family, which includes about 200 species of various basil botanical varieties and forms grown around the world. With a naturally sweet, warm, spicy and herbal smell, basil oil can be used in multiple ways both internally and topically.
Basil essential oil benefits include:
Reducing disease-causing inflammation
Increasing urine output
Fighting free radical damage
Stimulating the nervous system
Stimulating the adrenal cortex
Aromatically: Basil essential oil can be diffused throughout your home using an oil diffuser or vaporizer. You can also inhale it directly from the bottle or rub several drops into your palms and then place your hands over your face to inhale. Topically: Basil oil should be diluted with a carrier oil like coconut oil in a 1:1 ratio before applying to directly to your skin. Since it’s a potent oil, start very slowly and use several drops at a time. Basil oil can sometimes cause skin reactions to people with sensitive skin, so avoid using it on your face, neck or chest before making sure you react positively.
USE BASIL OIL FOR AROMATICALLY
As mentioned above, Basil oil’s aroma can be used for a number of health benefits. Therefore it can be diffused throughout the house with the help of an oil diffuser or a vaporizer. It can also be inhaled directly from the essential oil’s bottle but that would be unconventional and less effective. In urgency, a few drops of Basil oil can also poured on the palm and then placed on the face to inhale deeply.
USE BASIL OIL FOR TOPICALLY
Diluted form of Basil oil can be applied alongside a carrier oil like coconut’s, in an equal ratio. Once mixed, apply it directly on the skin using your palms or fingers. Basil oil is potent hence it is advisable to start slowly, several drops at a time. Make sure to conduct a patch test before application and wait at least 24-hours to test the reaction.