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Basil Oil Benefits, What Does It Do?

Mar 01, 2023

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How would you like to witness the adventure of Basil, which is considered the holiest of herbs in classical Indian medicine and presented to the Gods, and which the kings and Egyptian pharaohs did not want to let go of during their lifetime, even after death, as the "herb of kings"? In this article, we share with you the story of Basil, which has found a wide area of ÔÇőÔÇőuse from Ancient Egypt to Hindu priests due to its healing essences for the soul and body for thousands of years. So let's start...

Basil, which grows in a wide geography from Indonesia to the USA by adapting to climate and environmental conditions, is an annual plant with long stems, oval leaves that can reach a height of about 50 cm. Its homeland is considered to be Africa and Asia. Basil wreaths from the burial chambers of the ancient Egyptian pyramids, Hindu priests' acceptance of the plant as sacred, and anointing with basil to bless the king in throne ceremonies give us an idea of ÔÇőÔÇőhow old the basil plant is. It is known that kings used wreaths made of Basil flowers to benefit from its scent that gives strength and clarity to the mind. It is also said that basil is one of the first herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine for snake and insect bites and skin problems.

In the adventure of basil, when we came from Ancient Egypt to 16th century Europe; Basil oil, which fascinates everyone with its spicy, mind and appetizing heart note and scent, has recently started to be produced in Europe. Basil, which is among the indispensables of French and Italian cuisine, is an essential oil that is widely used almost all over the world, with its scent that strengthens and clarifies the mind, and its unique aroma. Let's take a look at the effects of this fascinating oil on the soul and body, which enters the medicines, bedrooms and kitchens of kings.

What Does Basil Oil Do?

Basil Oil Benefits
The Hindu priests who covered their temples, homes and gardens with Basil were wise about the benefits of basil flower. In this way, they were able to rest their minds and make them clear. Thousands of years later, young European girls planted Basil flowers in front of their windows to send the message that they are ready to be adults and responsible mothers. Due to the positive effects of basil essential oil on the soul and body, it is widely used today. Those who use basil oil to calm their minds with this noble scent, increase concentration and elevate their mood, continue this ancient tradition of thousands of years. Basil oil and its use are, of course, not limited to these. Let's take a look at the benefits and uses of Basil oil in a few items.
    • 1. Basil essential oil, which shows antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic properties in the bodily area, helps to reduce cellulite in massage applications.
    • 2. Its anti-cramp feature is mentally relaxing with its relaxing effect on the muscles.
    • 3. Basil oil promotes restful sleep.
    • 4. It supports the mind to dream by calming and purifying the mind. For this reason, it is often preferred in meditations. Thus, it is known to facilitate meditative movements in deep and concentrated states.
    • 5. In skin care, insect bites healing and insect repellent properties come to the fore.
    • 6. Effective synergistic blends can be created with other essential oils for drowsiness and burnout.
    • 7. It is effective against stress, headache and concentration disorder when mixed with other natural oils.
We answered the question of what basil oil does in general terms. Now let's look for answers to questions such as what are the benefits of basil oil for the skin, how to use basil oil for weak hair that cannot grow by breaking.

Benefits of Basil Oil for Skin

We mentioned that basil oil is used for skin problems in Ayurvedic medicine. Basil oil is widely used as a natural solution to insect bites today, as it was thousands of years ago.

The mixture of Basil, Grapefruit and Lavender oils, which you will prepare on the basis of sesame oil, helps to remove the appearance of cellulite with massage applications. Basil oil is preferred for oily skin. With a few drops of Basil oil that you will drip into the carrier base oil, you can moisturize your skin and help regulate the sebum balance.

Especially sensitive and dermatitis skin should not apply pure basil oil. For this reason, we recommend that you dilute basil oil with a carrier oil. You can check the Alfheim Essential Oil Dilution Chart for the correct dilution rates according to the area to be applied on the skin. In addition, Alfheim Tamanu Carrier Oil and Basil oil can be preferred as 100% natural and effective care products for acne.

Benefits of Basil Oil for Hair

Those looking for support for oily hair should consider basil oil. Unscented Alfheim Base Shampoo Add 20 drops of Basil oil and mix. If you want to make the smell more effective and beautiful, you can add Lavender and Geranium oils. After shaking and waiting for 10 minutes, you can wash your hair with Base Shampoo with basil oil added. After leaving the shampoo in your hair for 2-3 minutes, you can rinse and care for your hair. You can also choose the same mixture for hair that does not grow by breaking.

How to Use Basil Oil

Basil oil can be preferred in massage applications, topical-regional applications and ambient scenting. It should be noted that it should not be applied to the skin purely. Basil oil must be diluted in massage or topical applications.

In order to benefit from basil oil in the spiritual realm, try to scent your environment and things. You can use Aroma Lamps, diffusers and mist sprays for this.

Musculoskeletal System (Muscle Tension, Pain, Stress): The synergies of Basil, Lavender, Rosemary, Cedar, Sage, Clove oils are effective. Add the above essential oils in equal proportions to the fixed-carrier base oil and mix for 10 minutes. Apply to your skin with gentle massage movements. You can control the ratio of essential oils in the total mixture according to the region to be applied, from the Alfheim Essential Oil Dilution Table. For example, you should not exceed 1% for the face area.

Nervous System (Stress, Headache, Lack of Concentration, Fatigue): The synergies of Basil, Lavender, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Peppermint essential oils are appropriate and effective. You can smell these essential oils, which you mix in equal proportions, by dripping them into the aroma lamp or diffuser, and increase the energy of your environment and your mood.

After sharing other essential oils that form effective synergistic mixtures with basil oil and their areas of use, we will come to the answer to the question of how to make basil oil.

How to Make Basil Oil

How to Use Basil Oil
Basil oil is obtained by distilling the stem, stem and leaves of the plant by steam distillation. Alfheim offers you 100% pure and natural essential oils, carefully produced in distillation units in ISO and GMP standards.

Two types of basil oil are commonly used in the world. Basil is obtained from the type known as Exotic Basil or Comoran Basil, which grows in the Comoros, Madagascar and South Africa regions. Due to its high estragole content, its use is not favored. CT Linalool Basil Oil produced in the Europe-Asia region, which is the most common alternative of this type, should be used. Before buying, you should not forget to ask about the origin and type of basil oil. To experience and review all our 100% pure and natural essential oils, simply visit the Aromatherapy category. Hope to meet you again on another adventure. Stay healthy.

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