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The Official Oil Guide

Basil (Sweet)

 100% Pure Basil (Sweet) Essential Oil

Scientific Name : Ocimum basilicum

Part of Plant Used : Leaves

Best Extraction Method : Steam Distillation

Aroma : Fresh, Light, Spicy

Odor Strength : Very High

Evaporation : Top Note

Oil Hue : Clear/Yellow-Green

Origin :  Commonly sourced from India

Primary Active Constituent : Estragole, Methyl Chavicol, Linalool

Blends Well With : Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Fennel, Ginger, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, MarjoramNeroli and Verbena.


Usage Instructions

Precautions : Should not be used internally while Pregnant or Breastfeeding.

Topical : For bug bites, stings and wounds, apply 1-2 drops directly to the area and allow the skin to absorb the oil.
To relieve cramps and spasms, apply 1 to 2 drops directly onto areas of concern and massage gently.
To ease the pain associated with an earache, dilute 1 drop of Basil with 3 drops carrier oil; rub behind, over and around the ear. Do not use in the ear.
To relieve bronchitis, massage 1-2 drops of Basil oil directly onto the chest.

Aromatic : To relieve bronchitis, use Basil oil (3-5 drops) in a diffuser, or inhale directly from the bottle as needed.

Internal :  Basil can be used internally by putting 3 drops into an empty capsule with at least 6 drops of Black Cumin Seed. Alternatively, 3 drops of Basil can be put into at least 8 oz of water/juice/tea. Always use a glass container.


Essential Oils should never be consumed without first consulting your doctor/aromatherapist/naturopath, etc. Skin Patch Tests should always be conducted when applying an essential oil topically for the first time.

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