Basil (ocimum basilicum)

Basil is often called a royal herb for all the benefits and uses it has from culinary to health and sanitation. For over 5000 years this herb has travelled around the world after originating in India and is a strong garnish used in Asian and European dishes. The pungent smell that the herb releases is very distinctive. While the herb is of cultural reverence in European and Latin American nations, the herb is often used in cosmetics, medicines and fragrances. Here are some of the many uses of basil in cosmetics:

Hair care with basil: The simplest use of basil oil (the oil that is extracted from the herb) is to massage the head and assist in hair growth. Research shows that basil oil contributes significantly towards lustrous and dark hair which is stronger with less dryness and irritation. The scalp is often in better condition after the use of basil which helps to reduce hair loss and dandruff. This is why you will find good portions of basil in moisturisers, hair oils and aromatherapy products.

Skin care with basil: From burns and wounds to blackheads and whiteheads, everything that young adults fear can be reduced with a good dose of basil oil or lotion. This is why basil is a key ingredient in the Arianrhod Aromatics Sativa Clear face wash and Sativa Clear  moisturiser. From removing toxins and purifying the blood to treating acne and lightening the skin tone, basil has a lot of uses. One of its special features is that it can also be used to treat ringworm affection as well as persistent itching in any part of the body.

Your wellbeing with basil: Basil helps relieve stress. This essential oil is calming in nature and a natural relaxant oil. Whether inhaled, or applied topically, it may help ease discomforts from migraines, nervous tension, nauseas, motion sickness, anxiety, depression, fatigue, mental strain, indigestion, constipation, respiratory problems, and diabetes.