Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Essential Oil

Valued for its calming properties, Basil is commonly used as a cooling agent for the skin. 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 entree dishes. When diffused, Basil helps promote focus and a stress-relieving experience.

PRIMARY BENEFITS

  • Acts as a cooling agent for the skin
  • Promotes mental alertness and lessens anxious feelings when diffused
  • Uplift mood
  • May ease monthly feminine discomfort*
  • Protects against environmental threats*

USES

  • Diffuse to promote a sense of focus while studying, working, or reading.
  • Diffuse for feeling of relief after a long day.
  • Massage with wintergreen and carrier oil on back of neck for a stress-relieving experience.
  • Apply minor skin irritations for a cooling effect.
  • Take a drop internally to provide soothing support during menstrual cycle.*
  • Add to your favorite Italian dishes for a refreshing taste.
  • Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
  • Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of water or other liquid and drink.
  • Apply one to two drops to desired area diluted with carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

AROMATIC DESCRIPTION

Warm, spicy, herbal

APPLICATION METHOD

To learn more about application methods and sensitivity, click here.

Adults

A – Aromatically T – Topically I – Internally

Children/Sensitive

A – Aromatically T – Topically I – Internally

Pregnant

A – Aromatically

EXTRACTION METHOD

Steam Distillation

PLANT PART

Leaf

PRIMARY CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

Linalool

PRECAUTIONS

Not all essential oils are created equal. Extraction method is critical to know. Consequently, not all basil essential oil can be safely used as suggested here. Possible skin sensitivity. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Always know the essential oil brand and test carefully. Read all labels and supplemental facts. Never use any essential oil in a way not recommended by its producer.

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