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Oil Profile - Basil Essential Oil

Basil - Ocimum basilicum  to ORDER Basil ct methyl chavicol  or Basil ct Linalool

Countries of production - Europe, India, Asia, Commores, Egypt, USA
Processed - Steam distilled
Part used - Leaves and Flowers
Smell - Basil  has a light, sweet, spicy, with a balsamic undertone
Color- pale yellow to amber to greenish yellow to pale green.
Note - top note

BLENDS with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lime,  Rosemary.


PROPERTIES & USES:
Traditional Therapeutic actions: 

Antidepressant, antiseptic, antiviral, carminative, diaphoretic, digestant,  emmenagogue,  expectorant, insecticide, stimulant, nerve tonic. 

Inhalation- Anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, colds, depression, dizziness, exhaustion (nervous), fatigue,  indigestion, insomnia, nausea, focus concentration, calming,

External as blended in oil or other carrier:  Abrasions, stress related allergies, lack of concentration and confidence, headaches & migranes, analgesic, anti-spasmodic relief for muscular pain, infections, insect bites, sinus congestion and infection, sorrow. 

Industry & Household uses:  In salads, in perfumery, extensive use in soaps and dental products.  The herb is used a lot in tomato and pasta dishes, fish and meat.

Basil oils are generally considered safe.  Basil, the plant, is commonly used in herb flavored food dishes


Cautions:  
Safe when properly diluted and used at 4% or less when used in massage, no irritation or sensitisation noted.


*Any essential oil - ingested in large amounts can be fatal.*
*Keep out of reach of children.*


BLENDS TO TRY

FOR Your MASSAGE

This is an uplifting or refreshing massage blend
5 drops - Spearmint
3 drops - Basil
3 drops - Lime
3 drops  - Rosemary
3 drops - Eucalyptus
3 drops - Bergamot
20 ml of carrier oil

Add essential oils to a 1 ounce amber bottle then add carrier oil.
Mix well and use for massage. 


FOR your "SNORING" Companion!!

4 drops - Bois de Rose aka Rosewood
4 drops  - Geranium
3 drops - Basil
3 drops - Allspice
3 drops -  Anise
3 drops  - Lemongrass
in 20 ml of carrier oil

Massage into upper chest, back of neck, across shoulders and mid back.

Let us know if this works for you and your Companion.


The information provided on this Website is for informational and educational purposes only.
You should not use this information to replace medical advice given by a licensed medical practitioner. Anyone considering alternative therapies should remember to consult with their licensed medical professional before using any alternative or complementary method.  We do not give nor is any opinion on our web site medical advice, they are merely suggested uses.

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