Basil Essential Oil
While the word might conjure up images of saucy pastas and cheesy pizza, Basil essential oil has an extensive range of uses beyond the palate. The essential oil is soothing when applied topically or diffused. It is used in perfumery in small amounts to substitute for the fragrance of Lily of the Valley flowers.
For centuries, Basil has been used to soothe the spirit and is said to help overcome a lack of confidence and reduce fear, anger, negative thoughts, indecision, and mental fatigue. The 16th century herbalist, John Gerard used it to comfort sorrowful hearts.
A native plant of Africa and Asia, Basil essential oil is derived through a steam distillation process. The bushy plant grows to a height of about 2 feet and has white, blue or purple flowers. There are nearly 150 varieties of basil and our offering is a Sweet Basil linalool chemotype.
Sweet basil (linalool chemotype) has a long history of use throughout India, the Mediterranean and North Africa. The genus name Ocimum is said to come from the Greek word “to smell.”
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Chemotype / Variety: Linalool/ Sweet
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Leaves
Note: Middle – Top
Synonym: Sweet Basil
Blends Well With: Lavender and Lemon, and other florals and citrus
Aroma: Sweet, herbaceous, fresh, and true to Basil used in cooking
Application & Recipes
DEFEND: Blend together: 5 drops of Basil, 5 drops of Tea Tree and 5 drops of Lemon, then add 5-6 drops to your Scent Ball diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
RELAX: Add: 5 drops of Basil, 5 drops of Vetiver, 5 drops of Lavender and 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas) to 2 oz of massage oil. Apply after showering to soothe and restore the skin, or in a professional massage treatment. Add 2 teaspoons of massage oil to a full bath and relax.
REVIVE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Basil, 5 drops of Rosemary and 5 drops of Peppermint. Or add 5-6 drops Basil to your diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
Safety & Shelf Life
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Adult Max Dilution: 3.3%
Shelf Life: 3-5 Years
|100% pure Essential Oil||
0.33oz/10ml, 1.69oz/50ml, 3.38oz/100ml