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Basil

Basil oil has a naturally spicy, warm, herbal and sweet smell and is extracted from the popular basil leaves.

How it is distilled

It is obtained by the steam distillation of fresh basil leaves, flower, and has been used for treating various health ailments for centuries.

The oil has lots of antioxidants and is antibiotic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, which is why it is used to treat various ailments.

For example, it’s useful for providing relief from stomach spasms, appetite loss, head colds, fluid retention, intestinal worm infections, and even warts.

More Uses

Basil oil is commonly used as a traditional treatment option for conditions like:

  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Kidney problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Coughs
  • Restoring mental alertness
  • Headache relief
  • Improved digestion

A great cleansing oil

Basil oil easily fights bacteria and odors in food and the skin which is why it is found in various foods, beverages, dental and oral products and fragrances.

It can also effectively remove bacteria and fungus from your home, car, furniture, appliances, and kitchen equipment.

Helps aches and pains

The oil also acts as a natural muscle relaxer with its anti-inflammatory properties. Mix it with some coconut oil and apply to painful or swollen muscles and joints.

Get rid of ear infections by mixing a few drops with a carrier oil and rubbing behind the ears and the bottoms of feet give quick relief from ear infections.



Caution

Pregnant women and those with epilepsy should avoid using basil oil. It is also recommended to do a patch test for skin sensitivity before applying topically on sensitive or large areas.