Basil (Sweet) Essential Oil

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BASIL (Sweet) Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

Plant Part: Leaves

Origin: India

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Due to its refreshing effect aroma therapists often use basil oil to provide relief for many stress-related disorders such as migraine, mental fatigue, nervous tension and mental abstractedness. It also increases metabolism by improving the blood flow in the body. Since its analgesic nature it provides comforting relief from pain due to arthritis, bruises and scars, burns and other injuries; it is also effective during headaches. During motion sickness the basil essential oil can be used as an anti-vomiting agent. Aside from these the basil essential oil can also bring about relief from bites and stings from various insects.

Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to reduce anxious feelings. Basil provides great benefits to both the mind and body due to its high linalool content, making it an ideal application to help reduce feelings of tension when applied to the temples and back of the neck. Basil is commonly used in cooking to add a fresh, herbal flavor to meats, pastas, and entrée dishes, and it is also cooling to the skin. The aroma of Basil helps promote a sense of focus and a stress-relieving experience.

Uses

  • Diffuse to promote a sense of focus while studying or reading.
  • Combine with Geranium and Orange essential oils for an uplifting aromatic massage.
  • Add to your favorite Italian dishes for a refreshing taste.

Directions for Use

  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
  • Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
  • Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Safety

Non-toxic and non-irritant with possible sensitivity in some individuals. The linalool chemotype is considered the safest of all Basil varieties. Over-use of Basil should be avoided as it can over-stimulate the nervous system. Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.

Do not use if pregnant

**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

IMPORTANT: All Essentially You Oils products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. 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. See Disclaimer.


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