A tender and aromatic herb with small white flowers grown and extracted in Egypt where the soil and climate give a uniquely herbaceous and sweet note. Basil Essential Oil is an annual herb with green leaves. The oil is often used in perfumery and is used in many skin, mind and body remedies.
Basil Essential oil has sweet green herbaceous top notes and a spicy - licorice / aniseed like undertones.
Basil Essential Oil is primarily used for clearing the mind of worries and clutter and aiding concentration.
Basil Essential Oil blends well with most other herb based essential oils and also with lavender, geranium, bergamot, lime, lemon, frankincense and pine.
Ocimum basilicum (Basil) leaf oil
Labiate or Lamiacaeae
Basil Essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and the flowering tops.
Linalool (Alcohol), Borneone, Camphor, Cineole (Ketones), Methylchavicol, Eugeneol (Phenols), Ocimene, Pinene, Slyvestrene (Terpenes).
Usually stimulating but has a stupefying effect when used in excess.
An emmenagogue so best to avoid Basil Essential Oil in pregnancy (at naturallythinking we have a policy of avoiding all essential oils during pregnancy).
Basil can also irritate people with very sensitive skin, therefore caution should be taken with dosage levels
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