Basil Essential Oil

Basil Essential Oil

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Product Name Price Qty
Basil Sweet Linalool Essential Oil 15ml
$9.46
Basil Sweet Linalool Essential Oil 30ml
$14.99
Basil Sweet Linalool Essential Oil 100ml
$40.80
Basil Sweet Linalool Essential Oil 200ml
$77.71
Basil Sweet Linalool Essential Oil 500ml
$188.31
Basil Sweet Linalool Essential Oil 1L
$372.73
Basil Sweet Linalool Essential Oil Sample
$1.35
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Quick Overview
This is a lovely, rich, Sweet Basil wildcrafted in Nepal. Basil essential oil has a wide array of applications from sharpening the mental state to relieving fatigue. Its complex aroma has slightly green and balsamic undertones, and this linalool chemotype in particular is found to be sweeter, and considered the safest, of all Basil varieties.

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

A tender-leaved, powerfully aromatic annual herb, Basil is a native species to tropical Asia and Africa, this variety is also known as 'sweet'', 'true', and 'European' Basil.

About the Oil
This pure essential oil is steam distilled from the whole flowering herb of linalool chemotype Basil, organically grown in Egypt.
Aromatherapy Notes
A sweetly-spiced, grassy and fresh top note on a distinctly round, full bodied balsamic and wood undertone generate uplifting, awakening, clarifying and stimulating effects.

Sweeter than the methyl chavicol type, this Basil oil is an excellent choice for a wide array of aromatherapy applications. It blends and balances nicely with Bergamot, Peppermint and Eucalyptus oils.

Traditional Uses
Basil essential oil has been referred to as 'the royal oil to strengthen the mind and heart and to reinforce resistance against infectious diseases.' Traditionally used to treat a wide array of problems such as anxiety, insect bites, nausea, muscular aches, flu, fever, pulmonary infections and infectious diseases. During the 16th century, powdered leaves of Basil were also inhaled to treat migraines and chest infections. A reputed aphrodisiac, women in Italy during the same time period often wore the herb to attract suitors.

It is commonly used in Ayurveda to sharpen the mind, enhance memory and to treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, coughs and chest colds.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature:

Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Digestive, Expectorant.(See Definitions.)

Psychological:

  • Lifts melancholic depression
  • Presents clarity during times of confusion
  • Alleviates mental fatigue
  • Adaptogenic (regarding its ability to stimulate or restore and calm, depending on the individual's chemistry)
  • Supports recovery from anxiety, stress and nervous disorder

Respiratory System:

  • Relieves sinus congestion
  • Alleviates asthmatic symptoms
  • Treats bronchitis and whooping cough
  • Loosens and expels mucus from the lungs, bronchi and trachea

Genito-Urinary System:

  • Induces and balances menstruation
  • Calms uterine contractions (menstrual cramps)

Digestive System:

  • Quells nausea
  • Calms indigestion and stomach cramps

Dermatological:

Application and Use
Basil is useful in a compress or bath for reducing menstrual pain.

Basil can also be topically applied, often added to massage or aromatherapy blends because its warming, uplifting aromatic compounds. The aromatic combination of Basil and Black Pepper oil, can bring instantaneous relief from fatigue.

Traditionally the fresh leaf of the Basil plant is ingested as an ingredient in a wide array of culinary creations.A relatively recent application of Basil in cooking is adding a drop or two of essential oil to add a rich basil flavor. As with all essential oils, potency advises restraint; more than four drops could easily overwhelm a dish.

Spirit of the Plant
Associated with Scorpio basil is helpful in balancing sexual energy. Considered an herb of purification, growing basil in one's home or garden is said to provide protection for the entire family. Basil is known and respected for its visionary and psychic properties. A wonderful herb to bath in prior to rituals and receiving blessings.
Safety
The linalool chemotype is considered the safest of all Basil varieties. Over and improper 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. Not to be used during pregnancy but otherwise it is normally a non-toxic, non-irritant with possible sensitivity in some individuals.
 
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