Ocimum basilicum L. belongs to the Lamiaceae or mint plant family. Known as the “King of Herbs” with its naturally sweet, warm, spicy and herbal smell, basil oil can be used in many different ways. When concentrated into an essential oil, basil becomes a potent anti-bacterial that also stimulates our nervous system and boosts our adrenal cortex.
Basil as a cleanser is a powerful odor-eliminator thanks to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. It’s long been used in kitchens in India to help clean cooking tools and the kitchen itself. It also helps inhibit the growth of E. Coli bacteria, making it a significant cleaning ally in your kitchen. Basil is a natural purifier whether used on surfaces or even in the air, so be sure to use liberally as you clean your home.
The word “Ocimum” in Ocimum basilicum is derived from Greek that means “to smell.” and its aromatherapeutic properties have long been known to help heal and energize the mind. Basil Oil scent is revitalizing and uplifting, it helps diminish feelings of anxiety, nervousness, and fear. It helps slow down racing thoughts and feelings of being overwhelmed. For over a millenia it has also been used as a natural remedy for Headaches. While it also helps soothe and heal the mind it does so by lifting fatigue as a natural stimulant and can elevate brain fog and chronic poor moods.
Metaphysically basil is a sacred plant. Basilicum is derived from Greek to mean “Royal” or “King” and due to its elevated and potent healing uses it’s a deserved name. Basil brings balance between your body, mind and spirit. Its scent warms your soul and can bring spiritual clarity. It’s often used as an offering to ward away evil spirits and is believed to open the path to heaven.
Basil as a botanical is Kingly ally for use in the home, whether for its strong antifungal and antibacterial properties or to stabilize your mood with its soothing aroma. We love putting basil in every Supernatural product we can find a home for it, it is a royal herb that always deserves a place front and center on its healing throne.
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