A controversial oil. The action unique, the side effects equally so.
Physical: max. 1% in adults on the skin, diluted with a base oil. For children, dilute more.
Use this oil in moderation. Do not use for too long in a row and use in low doses. The Ocimum Basilicum CT linalol ( doTerra has this variant) is the safest. The other variants are less safe and therefore it is important to have a good oil and to know which type.
Contra-indication: pregnancy, breastfeeding period, children under 6 years, people with blood clotting problem, diabetics, people with stomach ulcer.
May interact with the following medications: NSAIDs; Ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen, aspirin and a number of other painkillers. Paracetamol is NOT among the NSAIDs. Further with metabolic medication, asthma medication, glaucoma medication, heart medication, epilepsy medication, immune system medication, blood pressure medication, anti-depressants, MAO-inhibitors, antipsychotics, antihistamines, antibiotics and anesthesia, also do not use right after or before surgery due to extra risk of bleeding.
A great oil for:
Whooping cough, lung problems, reduces fever, eye infections (do not use in the eye, but preferably on the temples), Hepatistis A and B, sore breasts, headaches, migraines, lowers blood pressure. Ear infections. Use around the ear, not in it! Travel sickness, tonic for liver and gallbladder. Amennorrhea, diaphragm rupture, scar rupture, loss of sense of smell, ovarian cyst,
Renews vital forces after a long time of burn-out and exhaustion,
Strengthens the adrenal glands, restores the body to its natural rhythm of sleep, activity and rest.
The emotional state of being in adrenal exhaustion ( can have many reasons, but very often in burnout) can be remedied with basil. An underlying, ever-present, chronic fatigue, low energy level, feeling easily overwhelmed, unable to cope with daily stressors. The scent of basil strengthens the heart and relaxes the mind.
Also for nervousness, fears and despair.
Basil supports you when you are under great mental stress.
Also in recovering from negative habits. It brings hope and optimism to the weary soul. Because it multiplies the natural energy, it helps to become more balanced in terms of health and achieve more.
Illuminates your soul, opens your heart.
To put you in touch with protective guides, angels etc.
Chakras: third eye, navel, base.
Bach Flower Remedies: cerato, clematis, walnut, wild oat.
Stone: smoky quartz.
I am enough, I am peaceful, I release all fears and transform them into confidence. I am safe and everything is going as it should.
I am in my power and taking enough time for my recovery.
3-5 drops with a base oil on the adrenals ( low back) or 1-2 drops with a base oil under the feet in the morning and before going to bed.