I have used basil essential oil since the beginning of Mojo
Spa ten years ago with the development of the Make the Grade lip balm. I was trying to find an essential oil that
would help with alertness, aid in concentration and help fight fatigue. Basil essential
oil did all of this and more.
One of the more interesting things basil essential oil helps
with is to regulate your menstrual cycle and reduces menstrual cramps. Here is
one of my secret blends that I use for my time of month with basil.
BEAUTY RECIPE FOR MENSTRAL PAIN & CRAMPS: 1 ounce olive
oil with 6 drops of basil & geranium essential oil. Apply to lower abdomen
3 times a day.
Basil is also a nerve tonic and helps to fight fatigue and
as I mentioned earlier can increase alertness and concentration. Make the Grade
lip balm is great for this. Also, here a few recipes to help with these issues.
BEAUTY RECIPE TO INCREASE ALERTNESS & CONCENTRATION: Keep
a tiny bottle of undiluted basil essential oil & breathe in through each
nostril as needed.
BEAUTY RECIPE FOR NERVE TONIC & FIGHT FATIGUE: In a
large pitcher of water add a handful of fresh basil with slices of 1 orange.
Refrigerate & drink throughout the day.
Basil is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and helps to
relieve muscle aches and pain therefore it is used in our Go Green Face &
Body scrub & Go Green Body Lotion.
BEAUTY RECIPE FOR MUSCLE ACHES & PAIN: Drop 2-3 drops of
basil essential oil in your bath water & take a bath. You can add some of
our bath fizzes too!
BASIL ACNE TONER RECIPE: Steep basil leaves in water for 20 min. on low heat. Cool & strain into bottle. Refrigerate & apply daily with cotton pad. Keeps for one month.
For an extra boost and exfoliation use the homemade basil acne toner with Go Green Face & Body Scrub about 1-2 times a week.
Finally basil essential oil helps to relieve headaches,
migraines, and head congestion and it one of the key ingredients in our
Headache Hangover Helper.
One thing to keep in mind is basil is a powerful essential
oil and can be a skin irritant so please use sparingly. If you have sensitive
skin I would recommend using a gentler essential oil like chamomile.
Basil essential oil in a fragrance blends nicely with citrus
oils or rosemary for a more herbal fresh scent. If you like fresh clean herbal scents like basil then you will love our Healthy Salad Deli Soap.
Basil in your diet will definitely help your health and its sweet herb flavor will heighten the flavor without the extra calories. Herbs are a great way of increasing flavor while keeping food healthy.