What is Basil used for?
Basil is a herb that is native to the Indian subcontinent. Cultivated for over 5,000 years, it is a staple part of a healthy diet and is used in a variety of ways to not just improve overall health but to also ensure the health of skin and hair across a myriad of issues. It has potent properties which have given it an apt epithet – “holy” basil.
Basil has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties. These give it the ability to combat acne effectively while also keeping the skin clear of breakouts, rashes, and other skin infections like ringworm. It helps soothe redness and irritation that is caused by infections and helps even out skin tone.
Basil is also great for deep cleansing skin. It unclogs pores of blackheads and whiteheads by scrubbing away dead skin cells, excess oil, and other residue that can damage your skin. It is also high in antioxidants which can effectively give your skin back its glow. The urusolic acid helps in toning skin and closing the pores, which along with the deep cleansing ability of basil, gives you brighter and cleaner skin.
The many benefits of Basil
While it cleanses your skin, the high vitamin C content in basil also works at boosting skin cells metabolism and restoring elasticity. High in flavonoids and antioxidants, basil fights off free radical damage and helps in cell regeneration. By boosting cell structure and restoring skin elasticity, it also helps reduce signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles.
With a high nutritional content, basil nourishes your skin deeply and moisturizes it as well. This overall results in softer, suppler, and brighter skin that is more resilient and well nourished. The potent properties of basil translate to better hair and scalp health as well. It helps eliminate dandruff and other scalp conditions that cause dryness and flakiness.
Basil also deeply cleanses the scalp of dead skin cells, excess oil, and product buildup. It has the ability to improve circulation which can powerfully stimulate hair follicles to grow faster and stronger. It is a common remedy for hair loss since it also provides intense nutrients to the hair shaft which can protect hair from becoming brittle and breaking easily.
YOU CAN FIND BASIL IN A NUMBER OF OUR PRODUCTS, READ MORE BELOW!
This skin clarifying mask is made with salicylic acid to help unclog pores; naturally antibacterial tea tree, parsley, and rosemary to purify; and seaweed and basil to detoxify.
Comprised primarily of organic oils (including Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract)- it works double time, infusing your lips with goodness while lending a glassy finish to any look.
- Cassis: a hint of plum berry shine
- Gala: a touch tangy citrus sheen
- Rosé: a splash of glassy pink