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EO Spotlight: Flavor Your Life with Basil EO

basil 2Valued for its restorative and calming properties, Basil essential oil is commonly used to ease breathing, soothe sore muscles and joints, and as a cooling agent for the skin.

Check out the following research on Basil:

Basil essential oil was shown to help aid in relaxation. Read more about the study here.

Click here and here to view more interesting studies done on Basil essential oil.

Tips from dōTERRA:

Diffuse when you need additional help focusing. Blends well with Bergamot, Cypress, White Fir, Geranium, Lavender, and Peppermint essential oil.

Bug bite? Put a drop of Basil essential oil on the bite to help with irritation.

Basil is delicious to cook with. Try making our Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers with Basil EO or add a drop to your spaghetti sauce.

View other delicious recipes with Basil EO here.

Tips from our Facebook Fans:

“I make basil butter. Put a couple drops in soft butter, whip together, and rub obasil 1n corn on the cob. It’s amazing!” – Jennifer Pickett

“Definitely one of my favorite oils! Feeling overwhelmed? Put a few drops of Basil on your feet, morning and evening.” – Julie Pedersen Malmrose

“Mix [Basil essential oil] with Deep Blue Rub and Lemongrass after a hard workout. [It helps] to calm muscles and reduce soreness!” – Brenda Scoles

“I just used it with Melaleuca and Lavender on a nasty scrape on my knee, and I cannot believe how fast it’s getting better!” – Kara Enos

“[I use it] on a cotton ball, in the laces of my shoes, to keep the mosquitoes away. I also rubbed the same cotton ball around the base of the shepherd’s crook, holding the hummingbird feeder, and the ants stayed away. (Birds still came!)” – Gina Pennington Cope

dōTERRA Basil essential oil can be purchased online, or from any of our Independent Product Consultants. If you would like to locate a Product Consultant in your area, click here.

*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. dōTERRA products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any dōTERRA product. The statements shared from our Facebook page are the personal opinion of independent persons and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of dōTERRA International.

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  1. I keep a small parrot in my kitchen but I am having a problem with mice. I love the company and he enjoys the activity so I dont want to put him outside. Is there any thing that I could put around the outside of the cage to repel these little critters. They are only attracted to the spare seeds buddy throws around.

  2. Where can I find more information on the summer splash kit? All I can find are the recipes, which sound great, but I would like to know more benefits of each of the oils.

  3. Basil is amazing for ear aches. Just a drop on your pinky rubbed just inside your ear, not dripped in, works so fast. I saw that on a video Dr. Hill did, and then happened to get an earache two days later. It provided instant relief!

  4. making basil butter…sounds delicious! I like to mix with coconut oil and rub on sores. Also rub on the bottom of my feet when I am feeling overwhelmed with life.

  5. Great information for essential oil . Essential oils with curative properties are used for psychological as well as physical well being. Pure essential oils are distilled and extracted from twigs, peels, fruits, flowers or leaves of herb

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