You may be asking yourself, what is aromatherapy? What is Basil Essential Oil and how is it used in Aromatherapy? I will explain this to you.
There are a few ways in which essential oils are extracted from the actual plants. Most oils are extracted using steam distillation. Basil Oil is steam extracted from the Ocimum Basilicum plant using its flowering tops and leaves. The plant itself has a sweet and spicy aroma. The scent of the plant is very stimulating to the mind.
There are numerous healing properties that Basil Oil is known for. Some of these properties includes analgesic, anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, cephalic, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, insecticide, stomachic, sudorific, tonic and stimulant.
Basil Oil is commonly used in treating many different ailments including bronchitis, chronic cold, depression, earaches, epilepsy, fainting, fevers, gout, hiccups, hysteria, insomnia, mental fatigue, migraines, nausea, nervous tension, paralysis, respiratory disorders, vomiting and whooping cough. It is mostly used in skin and hair care products from an aromatherapy perspective. Basil is an excellent stimulant for hair growth. You can blend basil and lavender essential oil with some jojoba oil and massage into the roots of your hair. Also gently brush the oil all the way through to the tips of your hair as well. This cleans out your hair follicles to stimulate your hair to grow.
Basil Oil has a warming effect to it as well. You can blend Basil Essential Oil with Sunflower Oil to make a fantastic massage oil. Because Basil Oil is used to treat depression and fatigue, a gentle massage from your significant other is not only relaxing, it calms your nerves and gives you an overwhelming feeling of content.
As you can see, Basil Oil has great uses and should be added to your list of preferred essential oils.