I get a lot of questions about plants and how to use essential oils. There is sooo much information out there to learn about plant medicine and I wanted to share with you a response I just sent out to a recent inquiry. The question was about these specific oils and their properties: BASIL< WHITE FIR< CASSIA
Here is a basic beginner description of what these are commonly used for and how you can incorporate oils into your divine prosperous healthy lifestyle.
email response begins now…
YAYAYA!!!! I’m so glad you wrote in and asked! Essential oil medicine is something that should be passed down from mouth to mouth. Here are some quick things about each of them and how I particularly use them.
Basil- a gentle digestive, the most amazing preventative for ear infections. When you know one is coming put a few drops on a cotton ball and put in ear. Also use if infection has already hit to subdue symptoms and relieve infection. Never drop oils directly into ear. Great for sore over exercised muscles and revitalizing mental alertness. I love to mix basil with peppermint and apply to any exhausted muscle or tendon group.
Cassia- A super power in the oil world. Very hot, more so than its bark oil cinnamon. Cassia comes from the root of the cinnamon tree. It is very heated when applied to the skin, but for reasons. It is highly anti infectious, anti-viral, anti fungal. When I use this oil I always dilute it in coconut oil when i use topically. It can be caustic to skin when used alone. Not dangerous but potent. Has a clinical tests helping people with type 2 diabetes, a calming effect on emotions and tension. For chronic pain cassia is a cox-2 inhibitor, meaning it blocks the signal from your brain to a sight of chronic pain from experiencing the pain. Noted uses for this is a herniated disk in the spine. Again dilute unless you can handle a the heat.
White Fir- One of my favorites. It helps my body soo much. From practicing aerial my hands and body exhaust quickly and need constant care to maintain strength. I apply white fir to my exhausted muscles and tendons. I feel my body loosen almost instantly. An amazing aroma for the holidays as well. White fir essential oil can help to fight airborne bacteria and germs, asthma, reduce pains from the flu and colds, arthritis, supporting the blood, bronchial obstructions, fevers, rheumatism, coughs, urinary tract.
All three of these oils when in their purest form can be used internally. Please be sure you know when an oil has been distilled correctly for internal use. If they are not, they can be dangerous to ingest. All the oils I sell on Etsy are made to take internally and are therapeutic grade approved for ingestion from the FDA as well.
HOpe this helps. I have access to other oils as well so if your looking for something in particular let me know. My etsy store is www.etsy.com/shop/contessacreate