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Basil Essential Oil

$39.00

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

Basil Essential oil has a herbaceous and fresh aroma that can help bring focus and uplift. It is a very versatile and powerful oil that can treat issues related to digestion, bacteria, fungi, anxiety and depression. One of our favorite ways to use this oil is to help you feel refreshed and confident.

Description

Basil Essential Oil has been used around the world for its versatility to help with various ailments. Basil in Greek means “royal remedy” or “king” and was used to treat migraines, chest infections, and protect against evil. It is also used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat cold, constipation, indigestion, diarrhea and other skin illness.

Basil is very popular in Asia and Europe, especially in India. It is also used in Mediterranean cuisines. Due to the extensive use of basil, it is one of the most commonly used herbs for extraction in essential oils. Furthermore, pounds and pounds of the plant is used to extract the essential oil, therefore one drop of this oil is extremely concentrated.

The warm and spicy aroma of Basil Essential Oil helps to reduce anxiety. Due to its high linalool content, Basil Essential oil benefits the mind and body. This promotes a sense of focus and stress-relieving experience, reducing headaches. Furthermore, basil essential oil protects and clears emotional turmoil. It also helps with self-confidence and motivates. Finally, Basil Essential Oil uplifts and increases mental clarity.

Volume

  • 5 ml

Aroma

  • Spicy
  • Sweet
  • Garden-fresh
  • Faint balsamic woody undertone
  • Herbaceous
  • Licorice-like
  • Top-middle Note

Extraction Method

  • Steam Distillation of leaves, stems, and flowers

Shelf Life

  • 5 years

Plant Origin

  • Madagascar
  • Mediterranean
  • France
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Vietnam

Main Constituents

  • Methyl Chavicol (estragole)
  • Linalool
  • 1,8 Cineole
  • Eugenol
  • Fenchol
  • Cis-3-hexenol
  • Monotropenes
  • β-pinenes

Consistency

  • Thin

Color

  • Colorless to pale amber

Properties

  • Alertness
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-viral
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-catarrhal
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-infectious
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-pyretic
  • Anti-rheumatic
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Anxiety
  • Calming
  • Carminative
  • Cephalic
  • Chills
  • Chronic colds
  • Chronic mucus
  • Circulation
  • Compassionate
  • Concentration
  • Confident
  • Decongestant (veins, arteries of the lungs, prostate)
  • Depression
  • Digestive
  • Disinfectant (Urinary/pulmonary)
  • Diuretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Energizing
  • Expectorant
  • Fainting
  • Headaches
  • Hiccups
  • Improves skin and hair
  • Insect Repellent
  • Insomnia
  • Inspiring
  • Intestinal problems
  • Poor memory
  • Prostate problems
  • Protected
  • Refreshing
  • Restorative
  • Rhinitis
  • Stimulant (nerves, adrenal cortex)
  • Strengthening
  • Toning
  • Travel Sickness
  • Uplifting
  • Vomiting
  • Wasp stings
  • Whopping cough

Body Systems

  • Digestive
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
  • Circulatory
  • Cardiovascular
  • Muscles
  • Bones

Blends With

  • Cypress
  • Bergamot
  • White Fir
  • Geranium
  • Helichrysum
  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Marjoram
  • Peppermint
  • Wintergreen

Safety

  • Generally non toxic
  • Should not be used by pregnant or breast-feeding women
  • Should not be used for children under 2 years
  • Best when used for short periods of time
  • Dilute before use
  • For external use only
  • May cause skin irritation
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • Test skin prior to use
  • High Doses may be carcinogenic
  • Get guidance from practitioner if you have epilepsy, liver damage, cancer or other medical problems.

Directions of Use

  • Topically: Apply to the skin. Dilute with carrier oils to avoid skin problems.
  • Aromatically: Place 1-2 drops on your palms and inhale.
  • Steam Inhalation: Put 2-5 drops of essential oils into 2-3 cups of boiling water and inhale.
  • Electric Diffuser: Add 2- 3 drops of essential oils in an electric diffuser and inhale.
  • Bath: Add a few drops to your bath and enjoy the aroma.
  • Massage: Mix 1-2 drops of essential oils with 1 cup of coconut oil and massage onto skin.
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