Oil Spotlight: Basil

As a regular part of this blog, I am excited to be able to share information with you about some of our essential oils and products and go deeper in our knowledge of how, when and in what ways to use them!

For this post, let’s start with Basil!

If you feel worn out from chasing children in the summer heat, gardening, sitting in the bleachers at a ball game or other activities, rub a few drops of Basil oil on to the back of the neck. As you apply Basil oil topically, your body will experience a cooling and relaxing sensation. Delight in the warm, spicy, and herbal aroma of dōTERRA Basil as it reduces anxious feelings when diffused.

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. The aroma of Basil helps promote a sense of focus and a stress-relieving experience. Source:  https://www.doterra.com/US/en/p/basil-oil

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. The aroma of Basil helps promote a sense of focus and a stress-relieving experience. Source: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/p/basil-oil

dōTERRA’s Basil oil can be used Aromatically (in a diffuser, add 3-4 drops by itself or with other oils to make wonderfully fragrant blends), Topically (1-2 drops with Fractionated Coconut oil or another all-natural carrier oil to aid in clear, clean and healthy looking skin) or Internally (one drop in 4 oz of water OR by itself in a veggie cap to support cardiovascular and nervous system health). *

Basil can be combined with other oils like Wild Orange or Geranium and MANY others for a wonderful massage experience. Caution: Citrus oils used topically can cause photosensitivity and an oversensitivity to sun damage if the area it is used on is exposed to the sun. Wait at least 12 hours after using an oil that could cause potential photosensitivity before exposing it to sunlight.

*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.

Basil is also WONDERFUL with citrus and other herbaceous oils to help flavor soups, sauces, salad dressings and more. Check out one or more of these recipes for ideas:

Basil is also WONDERFUL with citrus and other herbaceous oils to help flavor soups, sauces, salad dressings and more. Check out one or more of these recipes for ideas:

And honestly what is more like summer than a fresh Caprese Salad?    https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/recipe-fresh-caprese-salad

And honestly what is more like summer than a fresh Caprese Salad?

https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/recipe-fresh-caprese-salad

Basil is also known to help renew the mind and restore energy to the body. It is known to help with emotions such as anger, anxiousness, nervousness, stress and fear and has been shown to be helpful in addiction recovery. It supports individuals achieving greater balance and health and to help those who are weary in body and mind for those in need of strength and renewal.

I personally LOVE the scent of the combination of Basil and Wild Orange, Tangerine or Citrus Bliss in my diffuser. It is so uplifting and revitalizing!!!!

What are your favorite ways to use Basil oil? Let me know in the comments below! I would love your thoughts suggestions and ideas!

If you don’t yet have your own dōTERRA Account and aren’t working with someone else, I would love to invite you to join m on your essential oils journey!

To get your own Basil, Wild Orange, Geranium, Tangerine, Lemon and/or Citrus Bliss oils AND to set up your own account so that you can order them at a wholesale discount, click here and follow the prompts. I will receive a message from dōTERRA when you have completed your order and will be in touch with you VERY soon!

I would love to have you as a part of my dōTERRA family! We offer a LOT of education, support, a special Facebook Group Support page (if you are on Facebook!) and a whole new “Oily Family” that we will welcome you to with open arms! :)