Sweet Basil Essential Oil
• 100% Essential Oil
• Ocimum basilicum
• Steam distilled from leaves and flowers.
Description: Antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, tonic.
Blends well with: Bergamot, citronella, citrus oils, clary sage, geranium, hyssop, opopanax, rosemary. This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. Never use undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body.
Aroma: Sweet vaguely anise-like minty smoky odor. Herbaceous, slightly camphorous. I find the fresh and intriguing scent to be addictive - TTF.
Common Uses: Prized in Ayurvedic medicine for its ability to strengthen compassion, faith and bring clarity. Basil clears the sinuses, promotes digestion and stimulates circulation, especially in the respiratory system.
Possible Uses: Bronchitis, colds, coughs, exhaustion, flatulence, flu, gout, insect bites, insect repellent, muscle aches, rheumatism, sinusitis.
Constituents: Linalol, Fenchol, Eugenol, Methyl chavicol, Beta-caryophyllene
History: In Greek, its name means 'royal remedy' or 'king'. Beloved culinary plant of Indian, Asian and Mediterranean countries.
Perfumery Note: Top
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Cautions: May irritate sensitive skin. Avoid during pregnancy. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils
Safety Information: Use sparingly with caution. High doses may be carcinogenic due to its methyl chavicol content. Avoid in cases of liver problems.