Basil Sweet essential oil has a fresh, green, sweet and spicy aroma.
Has an excellent reputation for being an aromatic nerve tonic. It clears the head, relieves intellectual fatigue, and gives the mind strength and clarity – use in low dose.
It can also be helpful in providing relief from colds, flu and especially fever.
It may be beneficial for abdominal and menstrual pain as well, when massaged into lower back, abdomen and hips.
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Part Typically Used: Leaves and Flowers/Buds
Country of Origin: Egypt
Organic Certifier: Bio-Gro
Typical Main Constituents
Linalool – 46%
1,8 Cineole – 10%
Eugenol – 5%
Description: Colourless – Pale yellow with a fresh, green, sweet & spicy scent.
Actions: Antispasmodic, Anti-Depressant, Antiseptic, Cephalic, Digestive Tonic, Carminative, Adrenal Stimulant, Nervine, Prophylactic, Diaphoretic, Febrifuge, Expectorant, Galactagogue, Emmenogague.
Special use: Basil is an excellent, perhaps the best aromatic nerve tonic. It clears the head, relieves intellectual fatigue, and gives the mind strength and clarity. Resembles Peppermint but hotter. Hot/Cold quality.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Clary sage, Geranium, Lime, Grapefruit, Citronella, Hyssop, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Yarrow, Jasmine, Lavender, Peppermint.
Safety Data: Can be irritating to sensitive skin. Avoid in pregnancy. Do not use in high doses with children and the very sick. It is a stimulating tonic, but when used in excess it has the opposite effect.
Aromatherapy / Home Use
Muscle & Skeletal system: Gout, Muscular Aches & Pains, Rheumatism.
Nervous System: Anxiety, depression, Fatigue, Insomnia, Migraine, Nervous tension, Memory and focus
Digestive: Flatulence, Nausea, Nervous conditions of the stomach.
Respiratory: Coughs, Sinusitis, and Emphysema – Inhalant.
Immune: Colds, Fever, Flu, Infectious diseases.
Genito-urinary System: Cramps, Scanty periods.
Skin Care: Insect bites – (mosquito & wasp), Insect repellent.