basil-oils-are-safe-respect-the-potencyVery much like Oregano (which I covered just before Christmas), you’re probably super familiar with this oil – although you’ve more than likely just got a pot of dried leaves in your cupboard and occasionally grab it out to sprinkle it over some food after being inspired by the many TV cooking shows.

It’s OK, no one is judging you!

I was exactly the same before I started using oils.

Well, that’s a lie – I didn’t even get my basil out of the cupboard!

Anyhow back to the oil at hand.

What is Basil?

Basil essential oil is part of the mint family (who knew), and believed to have originated in India as it’s been cultivated over that way for over 5,000 years!

It’s also known as both the ‘king of herbs’ and the ‘royal herb’.

For anything to be called that it must be good mustn’t it?

Well, here’s what this fabulous herb does when it’s in essential oil form

All the A’s

  • Antibacterial
  • Anticatarrhal
  • Antidepressant
  • Anti-infectious
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Antispasmodic (& super powerful at this…)
  • Antiviral
  • Decongestant
  • Diuretic
  • Disinfectant
  • Stimulant

 

What’s it for?

  • Abdominal Cramps (T, I)
  • Autism (T)
  • Bites & Stings (T)
  • Bronchitis (A, T)
  • Chronic Fatigue (A, T)
  • Earache (T)
  • Frozen Shoulder (T)
  • Induce Sweating (T)
  • Infertility (A, T)
  • Mental Fatigue (A, T)
  • Migraines (A, T)
  • Olfactory Loss (A, T)
  • Spider Bites (T)

How to use it:

basil - dont need more than a couple of drops.pngNow, basil is a hot oil so you need to be careful with how you use it.

Don’t just go slathering it on because you will very probably end up hurting yourself.

Essential oils are safe – if used carefully and you respect just how potent they are.

Just like you wouldn’t take a whole packet of paracetamol to get rid of a headache, you wouldn’t need to use more than a couple of drops to support your body in banishing the headache with basil.

Also, you’ll need to make sure you’re always armed with a carrier oil to go alongside with any application.

Just use the layering process (a couple of drops of essential oil followed by a couple of drops of carrier).

So, have fun sticking basil on something more than your homemade pizza & you may just find out how awesome it can be for your wellbeing.

Have a fabulous Tuesday & I’ll catch up with you on Thursday with a post on Essential Oils for Your Liver (it has just been a crazy holiday & I’m sure your insides could do with a bit of love…)

Catch you soon,

Katie x

p.s. If you’re open to learning how to use essential oils to do loads of other neat things and support your body and mind with everything it gets up to then click the link below to go to a free mini-wellness consult

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DISCLAIMER:

  1. It’s important to seek the advice of a professional before embarking on a new health regime.
  2. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
  3. This website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
  4. Essential Oils are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
  5. Not all essential oils are of the same quality and it’s important you check with your oil brand whether you can use your oils aromatically (A), topically (T) and/or internally (I).
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