Fortifying, Purifying, Restorative.
Basil has a sweet, spicy, green, and slightly sweet balsamic odor. The essential oil is colorless or pale yellow in color. Well known for it relaxing and uplifting influence. and assistance in easing mental fatigue, headaches, and insomnia.
Documentation on the benefits of basil extends back to around 1,000 BC in the classic Indian Ayurvedic text , Charaka Samhita. There has also been a significant amount of modern research, comprised of both animal and human studies, on the healing benefits of basil.
In Hindu culture, the basil plant is considered to be sacred and chewed before religious ceremonies to offer protection and opening of communication with the divine.
Many cultures believe in the protective powers of basil to clear negative energy and open communication within and others. In the realms of magic and metaphysics , basil welcomes love, fertility and prosperity. Within the bioenergy field, basil influences Objective View of Self, eliminates unhealthy self centered actions , clears energy for heart centered communication and assists in developing the 6th Sense.
Physically, Basil supports the respiratory system , adrenal function and brain function for clarity of thought.
Basil functions as an adaptogen, enhancing the body’s natural response to physical and emotional stress. Adaptogenic herbs do not alter mood, instead, they help the body function optimally during times of stress.
Basil supports the body in :
- maintaining homeostasis and a healthy response to stressful situations
- ability to maintain healthy cortisol levels and overall hormonal balance
- healthy inflammatory response
- metabolic efficiency and greater ability to maintain blood sugar within a normal range
- greater resistance to bacterial infection, viral infection and fevers as well as the common cold
- respiratory health, helpful with allergies, bronchitis and asthma
- promotes digestive health
Emotionally and spiritually , Basil offers renewal to a weary spirit, rejuvenation to a stagnant heart and connection with Spirit.
Reach for basil when you feel:
- Burned Out
- Mental Strain
- Stuck in repetitive, ruminating thoughts
- Engaging in Self Sabotage.
Basil essential oil invites
- Emotional clearing
- Open communication
- Clear focus
- Clarity of thought
- Divine Communication
- Understanding of self and others
- Awareness of life purpose.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Caraway, Citronella, Clary Sage, Fennel, Geranium, Ho Wood, Hyssop, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lemon Eucalyptus, Lime, Mandarin, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Sweet Marjoram, Sweet Orange, Tangerine, Tarragon, Tea Tree
Naturally boost your energy and sharper your focus without coffee or other stimulants.
- Basil 8 drops
- Rosemary 8 drops
- Peppermint 4 drops
- Orange 9 drops
Need a time out to reset and ground? Diffuse this delightful blend and take a few moments to center and calm yourself with a few deep breaths and inhale the complex, soothing scent of this blend.
- Basil 10 drops
- Geranium 6 drops
- Petitgrain 6 drops
- Vetiver 4
De-stress and Reset
Bogged down with negative thoughts? Mind cloudy and confused from stress? Need a mental uplift?
- Basil 8 drops
- Bergamot 12 drops
- Lemongrass 5 drops
Anointing Oil For Meditation (or yoga, journaling, prayer, walking)
Apply to your Chakra points with the following blend to invite understanding and connection with divine guidance
- Basil 1 drop
- Ylang Ylang 1 drop
- Grapefruit 1 drop
- Add to 1 ounce carrier oil
Cautions: Never use essential oils undiluted or in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children and pets. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute and perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body.
This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.