We originally thought we’d made a horrible mistake. We saw a Dr. Oz show highlighting the value of holy basil as an anti-aging ingredient and decided to buy some and try it.
If anything, it made the smell of neem worse! We put it in a jar in a cabinet and figured we’d use it on my roses.
A couple of weeks later, we pulled it out and were totally amazed to discover that it smelled wonderful! Not only was the neem totally obscured but the basil had evolved into something almost floral — so it wasn’t like rubbing pesto on the back of your arm.
Early results from our favorite guinea pigs are very promising. The back of my hands has improved even though I’ve been outside in the greenhouse for more hours than usual.
And another exciting result — we knew that holy basil was a natural calming agent when ingested, but it apparently works as aromatherapy as well.
We were somewhat challenged on how to package it, so we put it in a glass bottle with a dropper top. You can use it on problem skin (avoid contact with eyes, of course) or add it to our regular neem lotion. We’ve even tried adding a tiny amount to the new charcoal face mask and liked that too.
If you decide to try it, please let us know what you think! It’s kind of like the old-fashioned saying: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”