The benefits of basil are so awesome that I had to incorporate it with my essential oil collection. Not only does basil tastes great and the flavor just lifts your mood, but the health benefits…you’ll want to make it also.
You can buy basil essential oil and use it on foods and topically (just make sure it is from a reputable company), or you can make it with the basil you grew in your garden.
Here are some great benefits basil essential oil has:
- it’s antibacterial and antifungal
- used as an air freshener
- add to your toothpaste or mouthwash
- mood lifter
- helps digestion
- helps kick stress and anxiety
Make Your Own
It’s super simple to make your own basil oil infusion. It’s a little different than essential oil (usually used by distillation). When you make your own basil oil, you know you can use it on your food and topically. So grab some of your great basil from the garden and start infusing! See recipe below.