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Basil essential oil has warm and spicy scent. It is steam distilled from the ocimum basilicum leaf. It has several aromatic efficacies, such as promote focus, stress relief, and bugs repellent.
Uses of Basil Essential Oil
Life is very stressful nowadays, so it is useful for us to use aroma and try to reduce the amount of stress. Basil essential oil can be diffused in your home or office. It has an energizing quality that can relieve pressure and balance mood. You can blend well with bergamot, lavender, geranium, peppermint, cedarwood, clary sage, ginger, grapefruit or lemon to make an excellent backdrop when you need to focus. It brings an earthy, fresh aroma to the blend.
There is nothing better than a long soak in a hot bath. Basil oil is a nice choice to help transition you from a long day to a good night's sleep. Add 5-8 drops to the bath water, swirl the bathwater and jump in! Remember to take a number of slow, even, deep breaths through your nose to sniff the scent.
Basil essential oil has many uses, one of the applications is the reputed to ease minor skin irritations, cramps, joints pain, muscular aches, and exhaustion. Some studies suggested basil oil enhance immune function, protect against, reduce water retention, and stabilize irregular menstruation. To blend your own massage oil, add 10-15 drops of basil oil to 20ml sweet almond carrier oil. Apply this unique blended oil to give the dual benefit of relaxation and help to boost the immune system.
4. Skin and Hair Care
For skin care, basil essential oil is often used to balance oil production, calm acne aggravation. It can be balancing the skin tone to promote the complexion’s natural radiance with regular diluted use. Moreover, basil oil can also be added to shampoo or conditioner. It removes any accumulation of dirt, grease, and bacteria. Additionally, basil essential oil helps promote the look and feel of soft, lustrous strands. Its antimicrobial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties is right option for skin and hair care.
5. Bugs Repellent
Bugs such as mosquitoes, flies are everywhere in summer. When you are enjoying outdoor activities, such as gardening, camping and hiking, the mosquitos are drumming around you and crush your joy. Fortunately, basil essential oil as well as lemongrass, peppermint essential oils are good for bugs repellent and help relieve itching and irritation. You can simply add 5-10 drops of the above essential oils to 100ml diffuser or use a diffuser bracelet for outdoor activity. It's natural remedies to keep bugs away.
Basil essential oil have some incredible health benefits which can improve and enrich our physical and mental well being.