Basil -Essential Oil-
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum L.
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Colour / Consistency: This is almost colourless to a pale amber colour with a thin consistency.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Basil has a sweet, spicy, fresh scent with a faint balsamic woody back note and a lasting sweetness that makes for a strong top note.
Blends With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli, and Rosemary.
Product Abstract: In Greek its name means 'royal remedy' or 'king'. In the 16th century, powdered basil was used to treat migraines and chest infections. The ancient Egyptians believed that it would open the gates of heaven to a dying person, and the Hindus use Basil sprigs to protect the dead from evil while in transition between lives. Western European lore sometimes claimed that it was a symbol of evil, while the Eastern Orthodox Church used it in the making of holy water.
Benefits: Basil essential oil contains a number of compounds thought to enhance health. These compounds include linalool, a substance also found in lavender that's been shown to reduce stress in several scientific studies. Preliminary research suggests that basil essential oil may offer certain health benefits. To name some: it may enhance mood, improve digestion, increase alertness, and soothe muscle aches.
In alternative medicine, basil essential oil is typically used for the following health problems:
acne, anxiety, bronchitis, cold symptoms, coughs, depression, fatigue, indigestion and sinusitis.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Our products are for external use only. Do not apply undiluted essential oils; May cause skin irritation in some individuals, a skin test is recommended prior to use. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner.
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