Basil (Sweet) Essential Oil


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Basil (Sweet) Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

100% Pure therapeutic grade essential oil

The Basil (Sweet) plant (Ocimum basilicum), is a tender, annual herb with pink toned or greenish white flowers. The herb is native to tropical Asia and Africa and is cultivated widely now throughout Europe.The oil is extracted by steam distillation from the leaves and flowering tops. The steam distillation produces a yellow or pale green oil with a slightly strong, yet sweet and herbaceous aroma with a somewhat camphorous bite.

Basil is widely used in Far Eastern medicine especially in the Ayurvedic tradition. It can be beneficial for supporting respiratory problems like asthma, bronchitis, colds and cough. It can improve blood circulation, and support the digestive system; kidney ailments and provide relief for rheumatic pain. Basil is an excellent aromatic nerve tonic; helping to clear the head, provide mental strength and clarity,and helping to relieve anxiety, depression, nervous tension, insomnia, and fatigue.

Basil blends well with Lavender, Lemon, Niaouli, Frankincense, Oregano, Geranium, Tea Tree, Clary Sage and a host of other oils. Basil should not be used in aromatherapy, (avoid use in baths and showers). Can cause some skin irritation. Do not use when pregnant or nursing.

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single (neat) essential oils or in essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Earth’s Own Essentials acquires essential oils from multiple suppliers and uses only 100% Pure Therapeutic and/or Organic essential oils in our blends and neat oils. We consistently search for the best oils at fair market prices.

NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information contained herein is for educational purposes only; and is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases or health conditions. Nor is it intended to be a substitute for the advice given by a physician, pharmacist, or any other licensed health-care professional. As with all essential oils, or oil blends, never use them undiluted, and use caution around children. If pregnant use caution, or contact your medical professional prior to use. Essential oils are very strong and can sometimes cause sensitization in individuals. We recommend conducting a patch test (with a carrier oil) prior to use. Do not use essential oils internally as improper dosing and usage can cause adverse effects. Essential oils should be stored in a cool place out of direct light.


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