Transcript by Deb
Hello again and welcome to this edition of Young Living’s audio education series. I’m Scott Johnson, Young Living’s Director of Global Education and U.S. Sales. Today we have the opportunity to discuss two essential oils that have withstood the test of time, having been used throughout the ages by countless individuals. The oils we are discussing are Basil and Melaleuca Alternifolia.
Basil [Basil Vitality] is used in recipes and cuisines from around the world, adding an unmistakable flavor to salads, soups, omelets, sauces and more; but essential oil users know that Basil is more than a culinary herb. It is a potent and beneficial essential oil and time-honored herbal remedy. Basil has an appealing aroma that is stimulating to the mind, providing mental strengths, providing clarity of mind and helping to restore mental awareness. In fact, many users report that it is a wonderful oil to diffuse to combat occasional mental fatigue. Its rejuvenating aroma is particularly useful to encourage positive thinking and feeling during occasional periods of stress and nervous tension. Massaging a few drops of Basil on sore and tired muscles is very relaxing; and also very comforting to the head and neck. Basil supports normal skin and hair health. When applied topically, Basil can encourage the normal glow and luster of the skin and hair. It is also very cleansing and nourishing to the skin. If you get bitten by a bug or insect, applying Basil may help soothe and calm the affected area. Traditionally used to support the respiratory and circulatory systems, Basil aids normal respiratory function and helps you breathe easier. Another traditional usage is to support normal digestion, and to help eliminate excess gas in the gastrointestinal tract. Lastly, Basil is often diluted with vegetable oil and applied widely around the eyes to soothe sore, tired eyes.
Melaleuca, commonly referred to as tea tree oil is highly regarded for its variety of uses. Native to Australia, Melaleuca is an excellent choice for cleansing and purifying both the air and surfaces. Interestingly, the activity of harmful microorganisms is greatest in tropical areas where a high concentration of plants that provide protection have been placed by Mother Nature. Melaleuca supports the body’s own natural defenses, supports the respiratory system and aids the normal detoxification process. Its clean, fresh aroma is rejuvenating to the body and mind. It helps to alleviate occasional stress and may help remove emotional blocks. Melaleuca is very cleansing, nourishing and moisturizing to the skin. It may also help diminish the appearance of scars and blemishes. Some users report that Melaleuca supports hair follicles to increase the hold on hair strands and diminish age-related hair loss
Hopefully, you have learned a few new uses of these two versatile oils, and how they can help rejuvenate your mind and body. We encourage you to share how you use them in the comments fields.
Until next time, we wish you abundant health and a wonderful day.