Friday, September 12, 2014

Basil

Did you know you can use basil for more than cooking?  If you'd like to try Basil essential oil just let me know

Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to enhance memory function while reducing stress and tension. Basil provides restorative benefits to both the mind and body due to its high linalool content, making it an ideal application for sore muscles and joints and to reduce tension when applied to the temples and back of neck. Basil is commonly used in cooking to add a a fresh, herbal flavor to meats, pastas, and entree dishes, but it is also cooling to the skin and can be used to sooth minor irritations. When diffused, Basil helps promote clear breathing and healthy respiratory function while sharpening focus and lessening anxiety.

Primary Benefits:
Soothes sore muscles and joints
Assists in clear breathing
Acts as a cooling agent for the skin
Promotes mental alertness and lessens anxiety

Uses:
Diffuse to sharpen focus while studying or reading.
Diffuse or apply topically to promote clear breathing.
Diffuse or spray around doors and window seals to deter flies and insects.
Apply to minor skin irritations. For sensitive skin, dilute with a carrier oil.
Apply to fatigued or sore muscles and joints.
Dab some on the laces of your shoes to deter mosquitoes.
Using a cotton ball apply some oil to your hummingbird feeder to keep the ants away.