Basil

Main Uses    

  • Acts as a cooling agent for the skin
  • Promotes mental alertness and lessens anxious feelings when diffused
  • May help to ease monthly feminine discomfort*
  • Supports feelings of anger, anxiety, stress, fear.

Application: Aromatic, Topical
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Aromatic Description: Warm, spicy, herbal
Main Chemical Components: Linalool
Plant Part: Leaf

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Basil Essential 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.

Home and Health Uses

  • Diffuse to promote a sense of focus while studying or reading.
  • Combine with Geranium and Wild Orange essential oils ,for an uplifting aromatic massage.
  • Add to your favorite Italian dishes for a refreshing taste.


Emotional Uses

Basil is a member of the mint family. As an herb, it has strong medicinal properties, making it an excellent choice for the treatment of flu and infections. It can also be used to treat mental exhaustion and poor memory. Basil helps renew the mind and restore energy to the body. Its positive properties may help to reprogram the type of emotional patterns that underlie different addictions. Basil can restore hope to the soul.


Additional Reading

The warm, herbal aroma with a hint of spice that is so distinct to the Basil plant is the unforgettable distinguisher of this herb that is regarded as a culinary staple across cultures, especially within Italian cuisine. When used to season pastas, meats, and other entrée dishes, it becomes a source of tremendous flavor and freshness for the dish while also providing valuable nourishment. Basil is known to soothe the mind and the body due to its high linalool content. Basil oil uses are endless, making it an excellent oil for both the kitchen and the rest of your life.

When applied to the temples and the back of the neck, doTERRA Basil essential oils can be a tremendous source of reducing feelings of tension that tend to aggregate in those areas of the body. doTERRA Basil will restore a sense of calm and presence to whatever is caught in a state of discord, whether it be your mind, your body, or both. For extra support during times of monthly feminine discomfort, take a drop internally either in a veggie capsule or mixed with a glass of water. Basil will ease the feelings of tension and encourage a healthy flow throughout the discomfort.

To promote a sense of focus and intention while studying or reading, diffuse Basil in the work area. You can also blend Basil with Lime, Bergamot, and Peppermint for an aroma that will have you jumping for your to-do list and tackling all of the things you’ve previously felt too scattered to focus on. doTERRA Basil essential oil also blends beautifully with Wintergreen and Fractionated Coconut Oil for a deeply soothing and cooling massage blend. The cooling properties of Basil also function as an excellent cooling agent for the skin when temperatures are rising either internally or externally.

The quality of doTERRA Basil essential oil is of such a high degree that it can be used as a replacement for fresh basil in cooking and still achieve the same fresh, herbaceous flavor without the need for an extra trip to the store. Keeping doTERRA Basil essential oil on hand as part of your regular kitchen supplies is a great way to ensure fresh, natural flavor in your dishes without the waste and inconvenience that often comes when cooking with fresh herbs.

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