Friday, September 10, 2010

Healing With Basil Oil

G'Morning my faithful and hopefully new followers! Although I am still on my first cup of coffee I am ready and rarin' to go! You see, yesterday late afternoon I received my Art Clay kit!! If case you don't know what that's clay that when fired turns to 99.9% Sterling silver or Gold whichever you are working with....this means that I can start practicing to make rings and what I want to do most.......Slave Bracelets!! Yay...

So I guess before I forget what I am doing I should tell you what we are discussing today....Healing With Basil Oil...ok...Here we go!


Healing With Basil Oil

The oil of Basil is produced by steam-distilling, resulting in a sweet, spicy smell which bring up images of sunny Mediterranean vacations. Due to Basil's uplifting and strengthening effects make it a valuable oil treating anxiety and depression. It's restorative properties can also help treat stress and tension.

The antiseptic and antispasmodic effects of Basil make it a good abdominal massage oil for clearing intestinal infections. It is also helpful for treating painful digestive disorders. Basil's decongestant action in a steam inhalation is a very effective remedy for coughs and congestion It also has a beneficial action on the respiratory tract and can restore sense of smell and taste.

Active Ingredients Of Basil Oil


Monoterpene Alcohols~These alcohols make up to 60% of Basil oil. The principal compound active in the oil is Linalol, which gives it a distinctive floral, spicy and slightly citrus aroma. Monoterpene alcohols are considered to be uplifting, warming and balancing. They also contain antibacterial, antiviral actions and stimulates the body's defensive system to fight infections.

Phenols and Phenolic Esters~Basil contains Methyl Chavicol and Eugenol. These help to stimulate the nervous system and strengthens the immune system

Other Ingredients!Basil also contains traces of Ketones, such as Camphol and Cineole, and Terpenes such as Pinene and Ocimene

Uses Of Basil Oil

Energizing Basil~Wake up your mind and body stimulating, uplifting Basil Oil. For an invigorating, aromatic start to the day:

  • 1-2 drops of Basil and Bergamot oil to your shower get in the morning
Bracing Body Rub~For an energizing and invigorating body rub:

  • 5 drops each of Bergamot and Geranium

  • 2 drops of Basil oil

  • 5 tbsp of Sweet Almond oil
Alertness Boost~if you hit an afternoon energy slump in the office, give yourself a boost:

  • 2 drops of Basil oil

  • 6 drops of Grapefruit oil  Add all into a vaporizer

Digestive And Respiratory Infections

Use Basil's potent purifying and cleaning properties to combat infections.

For Upset Tummy~Soak a cloth in hot water with  the following and place on abdomen:

  • 2-3 drops each of Clove oil and Basil oil
Both contain Eugenol, which is effective in treating diarrhea

To Relieve Congestion~Combine the following with hot water in a bowel and drape towel over head for a steam remedy:

  • 5 drops Lemon

  • 3 drops Lavender

  • 2 drops Basil    Inhale deeply until the condition clears

Calm A Lingering Cough or Chest Infection~Use the following as a dry inhalation on a hanky:

  • 2 drops Basil

  • 4 drops Rosemary

  • 3 drops Lemon

Uplifting Basil Oil

Relaxing Basil Bath~After a hectic day, have a relaxing Basil bath:

  • 5 drops Lavender

  • 2 drops Basil

  • 3 drops Geranium

Uplifting Massage~If you can get someone to do the honor:

  • 2 drops Basil

  • 10 drops Black Pepper (oil)

  • 10 drops Bergamont

  • 2 tbsp Grapeseed oil

To Revive The Spirits~for a fragrance that will relieve nervous tension and lift the spirit, add the following into a vaporizer:

  • 10 drops Ginger

  • 10 drops Black Pepper (oil)

  • 2 drops Basil

Spring Cleaning~If you are doing a spring cleaning of your home, cleanse the air with a room spray of Basil Oil. Simply add a few drops of Basil into a water spray and squirt into the center of the room a couple of times.

Well we have come to the end of today's post. Thank you so much for sharing part of your day with me! Don't forget to come back tomorrow, when I will sharing How To Use Bay Oil.


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