The History of Basil Essential Oil
Basil Essential Oil had many uses in traditional Asian Indian medicine and is derived from “basileum,” the Greek word for “king.” Powdered basil leaves were often inhaled to help treat migraines and chest infections in the 16th century, and in the Hindu culture, basil sprigs were put on the chests of the deceased to protect against evil spirits. It has also been historically noted that Indian women wore basil to attract potential suitors. Basil is also listed in herbalist Hildegard of Bingen’s compilation of early German medicines.
Basil Essential Oil Fragrant Properties:
- Basil is commonly used to combat mental fatigue and also contains properties that can aid in relaxing the muscles.
Basil Essential Oil Can Be Found In:
- Aroma Siez
Origin of Basil Essential Oil
How is Basil Essential Oil is Made
Basil essential oil is steam distilled from leaves, stems and flowers.
How to Use Basil Essential Oil
Dilute one part oil with four parts V-6 Vegetable Oil or another pure vegetable oil. This oil can be utilized by:
- Applying two to four drops on the temples, neck or other targeted location
- Applying on the chakras and/or Vita Flex points on the crown of the head, forehead, heart, and navel
- Direct inhalation
- Consuming as a dietary supplement
DIY Ideas for Basil Essential Oil
- Hair Cleansing: Add a few drops of Basil to your shampoo and see the buildup wash away.
- Diffusing: This is a great oil to diffuse while enjoying your outdoor spaces as insects tend to not like the scent.
- Food: Use a drop of the Vitality Basil Essential Oil to spice up your Italian dishes in the kitchen. It can be used in any recipe that calls for Basil.
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