Valued 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.
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 on 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
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