Uses and Benefits of Basil Essential Oil
Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum basilicum) has a long list of therapeutic uses. The energising oil treats physical maladies such as chest infections, digestive problems, and jaundice. It is also a mentally stimulating oil that is believed to improve memory and concentration and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. To achieve these results, the oil can be applied to the back of the neck or the temples, or it can be diffused in a diffuser.
Other therapeutic uses for Basil Essential Oil include treating headaches and colds and soothing sore muscles. It is a natural anti-inflammatory with antiviral and antibiotic properties, making it suitable to mix with carrier oils for relaxing massages. Because of its pleasing herbal aroma, Basil Essential Oil can also be used as a deodorant.
- Brand: BodyBest
- Type: Essential oil
- Use: Topical / Diffuser
- Plant Source: India
- Extraction method: Steam distillation
- Aromatherapy class: Energising and invigorating
- Aroma Type: Anise
- Traditional Use: Soothes sore muscles, deodorant
Blending Oils: Lavender, Bergamot, Clary Sage and Geranium
Avoid Basil Essential Oil during pregnancy, as it may result in abnormal cell development.
The information contained herein is not meant to be a substitute for medical treatment. If you have any medical condition(s) or concerns please contact your family doctor.