Basil Essential Oil

Basil Essential Oil
1 Basil Essential Oil

Basil is a delicate plant. The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the plant. Basil Essential Oil has a refreshing, rich, spicy, sweet odor.
Basil’s name derives from the old Greek word, ‘basilicon’, meaning royal. Basil has a long history of use in India and is held sacred to the Hindu gods Krishna and Vishnu.
Basil Essential Oil contains antiseptic, antispasmodic, clarifying, expectorant, and uplifting healing properties.

NOTE: Basil Essential Oil is strong and may cause irritation in sensitive people. Use in lower concentrations for sensitive people.

Following are some recipes you might like to try:

Digestive System
Blend together with 1 ounce Carrier Oil
7 drops Basil Essential Oil
4 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
4 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
This blend helps with abdominal cramps, flatulence, indigestion, and vomiting.
Treatment is by local compress over the abdominal area and back massage over the lower spine region. Blend can also be used in bath water (Up to 15 drops of blend). Soak for at least 30 minutes.

Respiratory System
Blend together with 1 ounce Carrier Oil
7 drops Basil Essential Oil
4 drops Pine Essential Oil
4 drops Benzoin Essential Oil
This blend is helpful for asthma, bronchitis, common cold, emphysema, and sinus congestion.
Treatment is by compresses placed on the chest and/or upper back area, gentle massage on the chest and/or upper back area, and/or put 8 to 15 drops in bath and soak for 20 to 30 minutes. Put 3 to 5 drops of blend in an aroma lamp; place in the room with the sick person.

Nervous System
Blend together with 1 ounce Carrier Oil
6 drops Basil Essential Oil
5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
4 drops Chamomile
This blend is an excellent nerve tonic. It is useful for anxiety, depression, hysteria, indecision, and/or nervousness.
Treatment is by wearing as a body perfume; place a couple of drops behind each ear and on each wrist. Place 10 to 15 drops in bath and soak for 20 to 30 minutes. Place 3 to 5 drops in aroma lamps throughout the home.

Emotion Blend
Blend together with 1 ounce Carrier Oil
5 drops Basil Essential Oil
5 drops Lemon Essential Oil
5 drops Juniper Essential Oil
This blend aids in concentration, clears the head, promotes alertness, relieves mental fatigue, sharpens the intellect, and strengthens the memory.
Treatment is by wearing as a body perfume; place a couple of drops behind each ear and on each wrist. Place 10 to 15 drops in bath and soak for 20 to 30 minutes. Place 3 to 5 drops in aroma lamps throughout the home.

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
Feel free to contact me about any questions you may have pertaining to using essential oils as aromatherapy. Please put ‘Aromatherapy’ in the subject line.
mauldinfamily1@yahoo.com

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