Basil and lemongrass herbs have been widely used since ancient times for food and medicinal purposes. The basil herb, known scientifically as Ocimum sanctum, contains a lot of nutritional value and has been commonly used for generations in Europe for food preparations. In India, the holy basil is also known as the queen of herbs in the ancient Ayurvedic system of herbal medicines, as it has healing properties for the mind, body and spirit.
The natural herbal remedy contains anti-inflamatory effects and antioxidant properties and is very effective for treating a variety of infections such as skin infections, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, cuts and wounds, and the control of acne, due to its antibacterial properties. It is also great for stopping the itching resulting from these skin disorders or even mosquito bites!
Skin infections and inflammation are commonly the manifestation of acute stress due to the breaking down of the bodily immune systems and hormonal imbalance, probably due to overwork, lack of sleep or nutritional imbalances. Basil is well known for its effects in relieving stress and energizing the spirit. So not only does it address the physical manifestations of skin breakouts, it also addresses the possible root cause of the problem by soothing and relaxing the body and mind.
When added to natural plant based soap, the basil essential oil provides the ideal bathing companion, the perfect end to a tiring, stressful and hectic day. With regular use, you will notice that the tone of your skin improves with every application and the marks and scars on the skin will slowly lighten over time. Even problem-free skin will improve, enhancing the luster of dull skin and hair.
The lemongrass essential oil blends perfectly with the essential oil of basil, and when this potent blend is added to handmade natural soap, you have a very effective daily herbal solution for your skin problems.
The lemongrass which is the native herb of South East Asian countries like Malaysia, is commonly used for cooking curries and other South East Asian delicacies, as well as in herbal medicines for oral consumption and for external topical application.
The lemongrass essential oil also contains many medicinal and anti microbial properties. When added to natural handmade soap, it inhibits microbial and bacterial growth on the skin and is seen to be very effective in combating common skin diseases caused by bacteria and fungi, such as ring worms and rashes.