Friday, June 30, 2017

Basil Breakdown

Ocimum basilicum

Basil is a staple of Italian food, but did you know it can be a staple of a natural medicine cabinet as well? It's pungent aroma lends to strong diffuser blends and it's wellness usage is comprehensive.

Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to reduce anxious feelings. Basil provides great benefits to both the mind and body due to its high linalool content, making it an ideal application to help reduce feelings of tension when applied to the temples and back of the neck. Basil is commonly used in cooking to add a fresh, herbal flavor to meats, pastas, and entrée dishes, and it is also cooling to the skin. When diffused, Basil helps promote focus and a stress-relieving experience.

Directions for Use:
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Primary Physical Benefits
-Basil has a warm and spicy, yet herbal aroma.
-It acts as a cooling agent for the skin.
-It promotes mental alertness and lessens occasional anxious feelings.*
-Diffuse Basil to promote a sense of focus while studying, reading, or completing other tasks that require mental clarity.
-Massage Basil and Wintergreen with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil on the back of the neck for a stress-relieving experience.
-This essential oil may help to ease monthly feminine discomfort.*
-Take a drop of Basil internally to provide soothing support during your menstrual cycle.*
-Diffuse Basil for feelings of relief at the end of your work day.
-Add it to your favorite Italian dishes for a refreshing taste.
-Blend Basil with Lime, Bergamot, and/or Peppermint for an invigorating aroma.
-Apply it to the temples and the back of the neck to reduce feelings of tension.
-Basil supports healthy immune function and response.*
-This essential oil has cleansing properties.
-It helps to support healthy blood flow.*
-Apply this essential oil topically to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
-It may soothe and calm the nervous system.*
-Basil supports gastrointestinal health and function.*
-It helps to reduce gas.*
-Diffuse Basil to promote feelings of calmness and relaxation.
-Combine Basil with Clove and Melaleuca for a mouth rinse that keeps the gums and teeth clean and healthy.
-Basil may calm tense muscles.*
-Combine Basil with Geranium and citrus essential oils for an uplifting massage.

Primary Emotional Benefits:
Strengthening and empowering. Rejuvenation. Vitality. Fully rested.

Negative emotions addressed:
Low energy. Overcome. Weak. Exhausted. Overwhelmed.

Aromatic Description:
Warm, Spicy, Herbal

Body Systems addressed:
- Endocrine System
- Cardiovascular System
- Nervous System
- Immune System

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Sources:, Emotions and Essentials Oils: A modern resource for healing

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

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