Spotlight on Basil

Summer is here and and the time is right for… beating the heat!

There are so many ways to stay cool, and a number of essential oils that make great summer companions, but for now let’s talk tips about an all-time favorite: Basil!

If you feel worn out from chasing children in the summer heat, rub a few drops of Basil oil on to the back of the neck.

As you apply Basil oil topically, your body will experience a cooling and relaxing sensation.

Delight in the warm, spicy, and herbal aroma of dōTERRA Basil as it reduces anxious feelings when diffused.

Create a cool-down spray by blending peppermint, helichrysum, roman chamomile, and basil oil in a spray bottle with water and aloe. You can jazz it up with cucumber and rose water, too!

Basil Oil for Recipes

Add flavor and coolness with Basil oil in your summer dips. Hummus, guacamole, baba ganoush all benefit from a drop of basil oil.

Make wild new cocktails or change up your lemonade game with a just a drop of basil. Making a single drink? Put basil oil on a toothpick or a stir stick.

Up your salad dressing game with basil essential oil, too. Basil makes an excellent addition to a vinaigrette, and punches up ranch recipes.

How do you use Basil?

Sound off in the comments and tell us your favorite basil essential oil uses and recipes.

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