A to Z of essential oils

Basil

Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to reduce anxious feelings. Basil provides great benefits to both the mind and body. It soothes sore muscles and joints, enhances memory function, promotes mental alertness and soothes minor irritations. Basil is extremely useful for mental and adrenal exhaustion.

It can also be used in cooking to add a fresh, herbal flavor to meats, pastas, and entrée dishes. I love to mix it with tomatoes and a little olive oil on bruchetta. A little goes a long way and when using like this a drop may be too much so dip a toothpick in the bottle and use that much. You can always add more but it is difficult to take it out.

Emotionally basil is the oil of renewal. Basil brings strength to the heart and relaxation to the mind. It supports those who are under a great deal of mental strain. It gives hope and optimism to the tired soul. It is great for those who are weary in mind and body and for those in need of strength and renewal.

Try this diffuser blend for instant energy.