ABOUT BASIL ORGANIC ESSENTIAL OIL
Quality Commitment: All our Repreve Essential Oils are 100% pure, natural, unadulterated Therapeutic Grade oils. We only use organic and wildcrafted oils which are sourced from known distillers around the world who practice sustainable farming practices, protecting the earth and providing you with the purest oils possible!
Our organically sourced Sweet Basil essential oil comes from the same basil you know and love to use in the kitchen. This beautiful, herbaceous smelling herb has so many amazing qualities you will find yourself going to it time and again!
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum L.
Main Constituents: Linalool and Methyl chavicol
Country of Origin: India
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Aromatic Note: This familiar herb has a sweet, spicy, fresh scent with a slight balsamic woody back note and a lasting sweetness that leaves it with a strong top note. It definitely emits a warm, sweet, freshly floral and crisply herbaceous scent that is further characterized as airy, vibrant, uplifting and reminiscent of the scent of licorice.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli and Rosemary.
Historical Uses: Sweet Basil essential oil offers natural support for bronchitis, colds, coughs, exhaustion, intestinal gas, gout, insect bites, insect repellent, muscle aches, rheumatism and sinusitis. In aromatherapy, Sweet Basil essential oil is reputed to stimulate, clarify, calm, fortify, energize and uplift the mind. It is also said to repel insects, eliminate odor-causing bacteria, soothe headaches and relieve both respiratory and digestive discomforts.
When used on the skin, Sweet Basil essential oil is reputed to nourish, repair, balance, calm, smooth, exfoliate and brighten the complexion.
When used in hair, Sweet Basil essential oil cleanses, refreshes, hydrates, softens and strengthens the strands.
When used therapeutically, Sweet Basil essential oil is reputed to ease minor skin irritations, cramps, joint pain, muscular aches, spasms, gout, flatulence and exhaustion. It is also said to enhance immune function, protect against infection, reduce water retention and stabilize irregular menstruation.
How to Use: Add 3-6 drops in a diffuser, a couple of drops to your diffuser blend, or a drop or two with a carrier oil in a massage blend. Always dilute with a carrier oil prior to using on the skin. Sweet Basil is a strong oil and thus should be used sparingly. If pregnant, lactating or taking medication consult a physician prior to use. Avoid eyes, mucus membranes and sensitive skin. Do not use Basil oil in the bath or shower.