Basil Essential Oil (ocimum basilicum) is best known for adding a fresh, herbal flavour to culinary dishes from around the world, but it has a long list of therapeutic uses as well. Basil Essential Oil has long been used for treating physical maladies such as chest infections, digestive problems, and jaundice. It is also a mentally stimulating and energizing oil that is thought to improve memory and concentration and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. To achieve these results, the oil can be applied to the back of the neck or the temples, or it can be diffused.
Other therapeutic uses for Basil Essential Oil include treating headaches and colds and soothing sore muscles. It is a natural anti-inflammatory with antiviral and antibiotic properties, making it ideal for the treatment of wounds and infections. Because of its pleasing herbal aroma, Basil Essential Oil can also be used as a deodorant.
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum linalool
Method of extraction: Steam Distilled
Parts Used: leaves/flowers
Country of Origin: India
Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted Sweet Basil Oil
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedar Atlas, Chamomile-Roman, Eucalyptus-Lemon, Clary Sage, Coriander Seed, Cypress, Eucalyptus-Radiata, Fennel-Sweet, Geranium , Ginger, Grapefruit, Hyssop, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Sweet Marjoram, Niaouli, Oakmoss Absolute, Frankincense, Orange, Oregano, Palmarosa, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Tea Tree, and Thyme.
Scent: warm, spicy, and herbal with a hot, somewhat anise tasting “bite”
Contraindications: possible sensitivity in some individuals, avoid during pregnancy
10 ml, 30 ml (1 oz), 15 ml (0.5 oz), 60 ml (2oz), 120 ml (4 oz), 240 ml (8 oz), 500 ml (16 oz)
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