Basil (Ocimum basilicum) oil from dōTERRA®
Natural support for mental fatigue, soothing for sore muscles and joints
Basil oil (Basil ct linalool) is a wonderfully sweet-smelling oil from dōTERRA®, valued for its restorative and calming properties. It is commonly used for soothing sore muscles and joints, to ease breathing and as a cooling agent for the skin.
Basil oil may also be used topically to soothe insect bites. Aromatically, it helps to stimulate and sharpen the sense of smell.
15 mL bottle.
About basil oil from dōTERRA®:
dōTERRA's basil oil is unique among basil oils. Unlike most basils, which contain more methylchavicol, dōTERRA's basil oil, is rich in linalool content (like lavender oil). This makes it very relaxing and calming, working much better for reducing stress. It also normalizes brain activity and neurotransmitter release.
Basil oil (ocimum basilicum), as noted above, can be relaxing to muscles. Strong and spicy, its aroma is invigorating to both the body and the spirit.
- Used topically, it is very beneficial for mental fatigue, helping to refresh the mind and restore mental alertness during times of fatigue.
- In massage, it can be relaxing to aching, exercise-strained muscles.
This property of basil oil is very important to those who experience stressed muscles from either over-exercise or too much of modern life. But its benefits are not limited to the musculoskeletal system. Its muscle-relaxing properties extend to the smooth muscles of your body — those not subject to your voluntary control, such as those of the heart and digestive system.
How to use: Basil oil can be used for aromatic, topical or dietary use. Apply to tip of nose, on temples and on location of stings and bites. For mental fatigue, inhale first, then apply to crown of head, forehead, heart and navel.
Basil oil may also be added to food or rice milk as a dietary supplement. I've used it, together with marjoram and thyme, on pot roast with wonderful results. It's also great with oregano, marjoram and thyme in spaghetti sauce.
What I've found with my use of basil oil from dōTERRA®
Basil is one of the therapeutic-grade oils that I use most often. (Diffusing it was a common — dare I say, essential? — part of building this website.) I found it to be very effective at keeping my head clear and mind focused, as I worked long hours at my computer.
I've also relied on its beneficial properties for soothing the achy muscles that come with too much time in front of a computer. Especially mixed with marjoram or AromaTouch™ and applied to the Vita-Flex points on the feet, it has become an essential oil that I simply will not do without.
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