Basil Essential Oil
With over 150 varieties in the world, basil has its name’s origin from the greek word, ocimum basileus. Basil essential oil is extracted from basil leaves. It is valuable for its anti-fungal & anti-bacterial properties.
- It fights negativity, migraine and intellectual fatigue.
- It helps in soothing insect bites, stimulates the digestive tract and relieves from cold and cough.
- It gives clarity of thoughts and calming effect.
How to use
Basil essential oil is highly concentrated and should not be directly applied on skin or hair. It can be diluted with carrier oil or base oil by adding 5-6 drops of the essential oil and blending well.
Add 4-5 drops of Basil essential oil to your bath tub or 3-4 drops to your bucket and swish the water gently to mix the oil well. If you have dry skin, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil along with the essential oil.
Use 4-5 drops of Basil essential oil in a diffuser bowl filled with three quarters of water. Essential oils should never be burnt directly as the chemical structure can get changed with incineration.
A powerful depressant if over-used. Not to be used by pregnant women.