Digging Deeper Into Herbs and Oils, Wellness

Digging Deeper: Basil

Thanks for joining us! Who’s ready to dig deeper into Basil?

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Scroll all the way to the bottom for some great recipe videos!


Basil leaf oil (Ocimum basilicum)

Basil essential oil has a fresh, earthy aroma often used for calming the spirits.

Also available in Vitality.

Basil has a sweet, warm scent and flavor.

This herb is found in a variety of dishes and is popular in both Asian and European cooking.

Using an essential oil, you’ll get a brighter flavor than dried herbs without the hassle of fresh herbs.

In the 16th century, the powdered leaves were inhaled to treat migraines and chest infections. The Hindu people put basil sprigs on the chests of the dead to protect them from evil spirits. italian women wore basil to attract possible suitors. It was listed in Hildegard’s Medicine, a compilation of early German medicines by highly regarded Benedictine herbalist Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179).

Medical Properties: Powerful antispasmodic, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant

Fragrant Influence: Fights mental fatigue

Excerpted from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 7th Edition

Basil Vitality Essential Oil Uses:

  • Flavor your favorite pasta sauce recipes with Basil Vitality. Add Rosemary Vitality or Oregano Vitality for even more flavor.
  • Add to deli salads, Asian- or Italian-inspired soups, and custom salad dressings or vinaigrettes to share with family and friends.
  • Boil pasta noodles in basil-infused water for a subtle flavor.
  • Pair with lime juice and melons, such as watermelon and cantaloupe, for a fresh summer treat. For a more complex flavor profile, garnish with feta.
  • Mix with a mild tea, such as chamomile. Add a dash of honey to sweeten the experience.


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Lastly, the obligatory disclaimer.

I am not a doctor. None of the statements included in this post have been approved by the FDA or any other cool acronym known agency. It is Young Living’s official stance that they and these products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any specific disease or illness. Young Living Independent Distributor #14632733

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