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In part 1 of our Basil EO coverage we talked about ailments Basil can be helpful for.  If you missed that post, click here to read part 1.

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In part 2 we will look at some really neat ideas for the use of Basil EO.  We are sure there are a lot more uses out there, but here are some of our favorite ones so far.

  • When feeling overwhelmed, apply a couple of drops on feet (especially under the big toes) or diffuse into the air.
  • Add 3 to 5 drops to shoe laces to keep mosquitoes away.
  • Cook with it!!!  (Basil butter is delicious!) For great recipes click here.
  • Mixes well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon and Lime.
  • As a pest control (especially to deter flies) you can diffuse Basil in your home or apply some oil by your doorframes and windows.  You can also put some oil on a cotton ball or ribbon and place in areas where pests would normally come in.
  • Application Methods for Basil EO:  Aromatically, Topically, Internally and can be used topically without dilution (NEAT).

What do you use Basil for?  Please share!

Note:  For internal use of Basil EO make sure it is (food grade) 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade.  From personal use and experience we recommend doTerra’s Essential Oils.  For topical use we also recommend Eden’s Garden Essential Oils.  This is just our opinion and suggestion, so please feel free to do your own research and share!

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* The FDA has not approved these statements.  This post is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Well Intended Insights and Samara & Shamira’s simply provide information compiled by them and through personal knowledge and experience of the product.  Persons with known medical conditions should consult their primary care before implementing the use of Essential Oils.

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Basil is known and coveted by many for its calming and restorative properties.  Commonly used for cooking, as an essential oil it is great for sore muscles, respiratory problems, a cooling agent, and focus issues.

In our coverage of Basil EO we have compiled a list of the ailments Basil is good for and provide tips and ideas on how to use Basil in more efficient ways.

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Basil is suggested for:

* Earaches – Put a couple of drops on a cotton ball, q-tip or on pinky finger and apply on the opening of ear canal.  Do not put drops inside of ear!

* Bug Bites – To help with irritation put a drop of oil on the bite.

* Menstrual Cramp – Mix two to four drops with about 8 drops of carrier oil, rub on abdomen and apply a warm moist rag.

* Rhinitis – Apply one to two drops on forehead and bridge of nose.  Diffuse into air.

* Scoliosis – Massage on back once a week.  Carrier Oil recommended.

* Sprains – Apply on affected area.  Carrier Oil recommended.

* Bunions – Apply on affected area.  Carrier Oil recommended.

* Tendonitis – Gently massage with carrier oil into affected area.

* Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Apply to affected area two to three times a day.

* Chronic Fatigue – Place two drops in a capsule and take internally.  Massage on joints.

* Dizziness – Apply on temples and back of neck.  Inhale directly from bottle or diffuse into air.

* Lactation Problems – Massage over breast.  Rub onto bottom of feet daily.

* Lumbago – Massage unto lower back as needed.

* Multiple Sclerosis – Place two drops in a capsule and take internally.  Apply on forehead, temples, and behind ears.  Diffuse into air.

* Muscle Spasms – Massage gently unto affected muscles using carrier oil.

* Neck Pain – Massage unto neck tow to three times a day using carrier oil.

* Oily Hair – Add about 5 drops to shampoo and wash as usual.

* Ovarian Cyst – Apply warm compress over stomach with about 5 drops of oil.

* Restless Leg Syndrome – Diffuse into air.  Inhale directly from bottle tow to three times a day.

Do you have any other uses for Basil EO?  Please share!

Stay tuned for Part 2!

Note:  For internal use of Basil EO make sure it is (food grade) 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade.  From personal use and experience we recommend doTerra’s Essential Oils.  For topical use we also recommend Eden’s Garden Essential Oils.  This is just our opinion and suggestion, so please feel free to do your own research and share!

* The FDA has not approved these statements.  This post is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Well Intended Insights and Samara & Shamira’s simply provide information compiled by them and through personal knowledge and experience of the product.  Persons with known medical conditions should consult their primary care before implementing the use of Essential Oils.

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The more we learn about the benefits of Essential Oils, the more we want to share with others. This is why we have focused this week on providing information and sharing resources for your convenience. Below is a link to our doTERRA web page in which you will find an intro to Essential Oils. It covers the definition, history, uses, extraction, grades, and safety of Essential Oils. We have chosen doTERRA Essential Oils, because we truly like their purity and quality. However, after you learn about EOs you will have a mission to find the ones that you trust and like the best. Our mission is to use what we trust, provide quality products and educate.
Now, to begin your awesome education about Essential Oils please click here

Enjoy!

Here is a neat infographic that we thought we should share. Quite concise and practical to get a bit of info on Essential Oils and their benefits. Enjoy!

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Click here for more information on individual or blended essential oils.

Thanks to Swanson Vitamins blog!

Sure you have noticed we LOVE Essential Oils! However, our knowledge about essential oils did not come overnight and it continues to expand. We truly enjoy learning about all the many benefits that essential oils have. We want to share with you some books that have been very useful as guides and information.

One of our favorites is “Modern Essentials Usage Guide: A Quick Guide To The Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils”. There are two versions of this book, a mini guide and a full version. These guides cover everything from the Science to the Application of essential oils. To learn more about the book click here for the mini guide or here for the big version of the book.

Another useful book is “The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils“. It is an in-depth book, but easy to understand at the same time. Check it out by clicking here.

Hope these are helpful! If you have any book suggestions, please feel free to share! We value your input and feedback!

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Oh, the uses of Peppermint!!!  This magnificent Essential Oil has been used for centuries for many remedies and today it has become one of those “can’t be without” in our home.

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You may have noticed this Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Peppermint Essential Oil in our homemade lip balm.  It offers a truly great scent and wonderful feeling on the lips.  The Peppermint Essential Oil is soothing and refreshing, and the homemade lip balm is an ideal application method of this essential oil.

Steam distilled from leaves, this oil can be applied without dilution (with a carrier oil for children) and it helps relief many respiratory problems, inflammation, headaches, and its vapors offer a great energy booster.

Some other uses:

  • Diffuse in the air for a refreshing scent or help with congestion
  • Apply directly on an itchy spot. Dilution with a carrier oil may be necessary
  •  Inhale from bottle or place a couple of drops on a tissue or cotton ball to help relief nausea
  • Add some drops to your shower gel or hand soap

These are just some of the few benefits of Peppermint!  If you’d like more information please feel free to send us a message and we will gladly respond with more info.

Enjoy!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product or the opinions of Well Intended Insights are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

If you’ve checked out our Laundry Soap then you have noticed that we use an Essential Oil called Purify.  So, let’s talk about this wonderful EO!

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Purify is one of doTerra’s Essential Oil Blends and it is one of our favorite blends to diffuse in our home.  Purify is a blend of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils designed to eliminate odors and other contaminates naturally.  It has a pleasant aroma and quickly eradicates odors, purifies the air, and brings a nice feeling of “clean” into your home.  Purify consists of a blend of lemon, lime, pine, citronella, melaleuca, and cilantro.

So, why do we use it in our Laundry Soap?  Not only does it kill bacteria, but it eliminates odors,  leaves clothes feeling clean and fresh.

This magnificent blend can be used in many ways around your home.  Here are a few examples:

  • Diffuse in your home to clean the environment
  • Use directly on the skin to soothe insect bites.
  • Mix with water in a spray bottle and spray on your mattress to get rid of bed bugs and/or deodorize.  Also spray on curtains and drapes!
  • Use as a natural air freshener
  • Put a couple of drops on a cotton ball and place in your car
  • Clean with it!  Mix in a pray bottle and clean counter tops, trash cans, etc..

As you can see, Purify can be used in many ways to keep your family safe from harmful chemicals and provide a healthy alternative.

Do you have any other ideas on how to use Purify?  Please share!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.