Monday, December 15, 2014

Basil Oil Stops Anxiety – Who Knew?

Want to stop a panic attack??

Two drops of Basil under the tongue should do the trick!  Or place two drops onto your thumb and press it on the roof of your mouth for about 30 seconds.

A great testimony was shared in my news feed the other day, “My friend who was a pediatric nurse and now stays home with her five children taught me this and it works!!  This has also helped lots of my friends and I wanted to share!!”

It's so very calming!

If you have somewhere you have to go and your nervous - this calms you right down.
Just another AMAZING plant from God's green earth - no toxic chemicals, no negative side effects, no synthetics - just 100% pure and natural solutions you can carry in your purse!! (Or pocket : )


(Oh it's also great for cooking and salad dressings!!)

These plants were harvested at the peak of freshness, so it actually taste as fresh as fresh herbs!! And one bottle last for years!!

A little more on Basil:
Basil is an herbal antibiotic, antiseptic, carminative, and appetizer that has an special affinity for the stomach. Basil significantly benefits the stomach during digestion and can provide immediate relief from gas, stomach cramps, and nausea. It also contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can provide relief for inflamed bowel conditions such as colitis, IBS, crohn’s and celiac disease. It is also highly antibacterial and antiviral making it effective against bacterial infections, intestinal parasites, colds, flu, mono, shingles, and herpes. Basil is a rich source of magnesium which relaxes muscles and blood vessels and supports cardiovascular health by lowering the risk of irregular heart rhythms and spasms. The essential oil of basil contains eugenol which works similarly to aspirin and ibuprofen in decreasing the swelling in joints and tissues to provide relief from arthritis and fibromyalgia. Basil’s fungicidal properties also aid in healing wounds, skin rashes, warts, and insect bites. You can purchase creams and salves or crush fresh leaves in a small amount of coconut oil, apply to the skin, and wrap with a fresh bandage daily. Consider making fresh basil a staple in your diet and regularly add to salads, homemade pesto, guacamole, green smoothies, and even fruits like strawberries and bananas, the health properties are not to be missed.
Suggested and Possible Uses for Basil Essential Oils
The following are uses described in a book I highly recommend, Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Uses of Essential Oils, as well as from personal experience and other resources. Use them to inspire your own ideas, experiment, and see what works for you.
Diffuse, apply over heart and solar plexus, or inhale from the bottle as desired.
Adrenal Fatigue
Massage one drop of oil and three drops of coconut oil into the feet or over the adrenals nightly.
Amenorrhea (Absence of a Menstrual Cycle)
Apply basil essential oils as directed above to the ankles and heels of the feet and over the lower abdomen.
Massage one drop of oil and three drops of coconut oil into the feet nightly.
Insect or Bee Bites/Stings
Dilute the basil essential oils with three drops of carrier oil and massage into the bites 1-3 times a day.
Diffuse the oil throughout the room or home, add a 1-2 drops to a steam tent or bath and massage into the chest.
Massage into the areas of inflammation and pain.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dilute with 3 drops of coconut oil and apply to the affected area. Massage toward the shoulder, putting moderate pressure along the tendons and muscles as if "stripping".
Chronic Fatigue
Use basil essential oils topically on the feet or by diffusing them aromatically.
Add 1-3 drops to a sauce or water. (We suggesting using it in a way that can evenly mix the oil throughout the recipe to avoid one giant flavor patch on something like rice or fish.)
Cramps (Abdominal)
Can be taken internally (such as within capsules) or massages into the inflicted area.
Use to prevent infection by diluting and applying to the area.
Dilute one drop of basil essential oils with 3 drop of carrier oil and massage behind, over and around the ear. Do not use in the ear.
Use aromatically or massage over solar plexus and heart as needed.
Frozen Shoulder
Mix with Muscle Ease Blend and a carrier oil and massage into the area once a day.
Greasy/Oily Hair
Add a drop to your shampoo or mix with baking soda, water and apple cider vinegar and shampoo as normal.
Use topically, on the base of the feet or over the area of concern when indicated.
Mental Fatigue
Diffuse aromatically to uplift and stimulate the senses, or massage into the toes and feet.
Diffuse aromatically to relief pain or massage into the temples, base of neck and over the areas of pain.
Mouth Ulcers
Add a drop to water and rinse the mouth 1-3 times a day as indicated. You might also consider adding a drop of lemon essential oil and a drop of Lavender Thieves.
Muscle Spasms
Massage into the inflicted area. Consider using Muscle Ease Blend as well.
Inhale from the bottle, or place a drop in the palms of your hands, cup over nose and moth and breathe naturally for several minutes.
Olfactory Loss (Sense of Smell)
Use aromatically by sniffing the bottle, diffusing, etc as well as topically over the reflex points and over the sinuses (be careful to avoid the eyes and test for sensitivity first).
Ovarian Cyst
Diffuse throughout the room for 20 minutes a day or inhale from a steam tent, and massage over the ovary itself 1-2 times a day.
Spider Bites
Apply a single drop the area (dilute for sensitive skin).
Transition in Labor
Massage into the lower back, into the reflex points of the feet during labor transition.
Other possible uses include: any respiratory, digestive and kidney issues, fevers, epidemics, malaria, liver and gallbladder problems, menstrual regulation, anxiety and depression, chills, colds, fainting, insect repellant, memory and alertness, nasal inflammation, hiccups and more. Just take a look at the properties above to get an idea of more uses for basil essential oils.

In addition to basil essential oil, also consider trying Cilantro, Spearmint, Thyme, a muscle/joint blend, Rosemary, Wild Orange or check out other essential oils here.

Aromatically - Can be diffused or inhaled directly.
Topically - Can be applied directly to the skin or within a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, for young or sensitive skin. Start with 1 drop to 1-3 tsp of carrier and increase the EO as needed.
Internally - NOT RECOMMENDED FOR MOST BRANDS. High quality brands may be "generally recognized as safe" by the FDA (21CFR182.20) to be used in cooking, adding a drop to purified water or taken as a dietary supplement, diluting 1 drop in 1 tsp. honey or 4 oz of non-acidic, non-dairy beverage (not for children under 6 years old and in greater dilution for older children).
NEAT - Can usually apply the oil without dilution, directly to the skin. However, it's always a good idea to test your own skin first, as sensitive skin types may react.
Precaution: Avoid during pregnancy (stick with basil leaves in cooking instead). Not for use by anyone with epilepsy. Possible skin sensitivity may occur.

If you are new to using essential oils read the following posts to learn how much, when, and how often to use them?

  1. Essential Oils:  How Much?  How Often?
  2. How to Use Essential Oils with 4 Easy Applications
  3. NEVER EVER put any essential oil into your eyes no matter what someone claims it will do for your vision.   Dr. Papas said the following:  “If anyone EVER tells you to put essential oils in your eyes please rebuke them soundly!! And what they are recommending here is not a small concentration. If you put 30 drops of essential oils in 2 tablespoons that's about a 10% concentration!! And one of the oils is rosemary for God's sake, an oil high in camphor and 1,8-cineole!! Not to mention cypress and frankincense which are some of the best solvents out there with their high levels of monoterpenes. Please people, remember that essential oils are EXCELLENT organic solvents and they will easily dissolve mucous membranes. I cannot imagine what kind of damage this could do to someone's eyes over time, if not immediately.” Essential Oil University was Founded in 1999 by Dr. Robert S. Pappas, EOU is an educational/informational institution dedicated to essential oil production, chemistry and uses. READ THIS TO TRULY UNDERSTAND THE DANGER IN PUTTING ANY EO INTO YOUR EYES.
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