Basil Essential Oil #Review


Basil essential oil is a great oil to have around the house. It has health benefits that include its ability to treat nausea, motion sickness, indigestion, constipation, respiratory problems, and diabetes. Basil oil is also a good source of Vitamin A, magnesium, potassium, iron, and calcium. It is also said to enhance the luster of dull-looking skin and hair. As a result, it is extensively used in many skin care supplements that claim to improve the tone of your skin. It is also commonly used to treat the symptoms of acne and other skin infections. 


Information from the seller  

100% Pure, Organic Therapeutic Grade Basil 10ml Essential Oil 

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum 

Comes in 10ml amber glass essential oil bottle. European Dropper Cap included 

Basil Essential Oil has a sweet floral and herbal scent. 

What sets Healing Solutions Essential Oils apart is superior cultivation of ingredients that are the best in the world. Combined with superior distillation and bottling care process.

My Usage

So after researching and finding all this information, I decided to make a tomato basil soap. Basil essential oil has a slight herbal licorice smell. Even after making soap, the smell still came through. I was pleasantly surprised by the scent.


It can be purchased here

Tomato Basil Soap Recipe
Always run recipes through a lye calculator. You can also experiment with different oils if you want.

Coconut Oil

4.0oz
113.40g
Crisco

5.6oz
158.76g
Olive Oil

4.8oz
136.08g
Shea Butter

1.6oz
  45.36g




Liquid
    Water
      Frozen Tomato Juice


2.0oz
4.0oz

  57.36g
115.00g
Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)


2.17oz
  61.50g
Total Soap Weight

24.25oz
687.46g

Mix the water and lye in a well ventilated area. Remember when mixing snow (lye) falls on the lake (water). Mix it slowly together with the frozen tomato juice in an ice water bath. Pour lye mixture into melted oils. Mix with stick blender until you reach a thin pudding like consistency (also called trace). Add 15-30 drops of Basil essential oil.  Mix a little longer if you want to make designs. If not, pour batter into your soap mold. I like a sturdy loaf mold but the options are almost endless. Never use an aluminum or metal pan though. Let sit for 24-48 hours. Cut into the slices you desire. Let cure 4-6 weeks

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