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Basil essential oil
100% pure therapeutic grade
Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum
Extraction: steam distillation
Parts used: leaves and flowering tops
Aroma: warm, spicy, and herbal
Traditional use: Used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat respiratory problems such as bronchitis, coughs, colds, asthma, flu. It has also been used for fever and in epidemics such as malaria.
Properties: antiseptic, antispasmodic, and tonic.
Benefits: bronchitis, cold (chronic), cramps, insect bites and repellent, muscle aches and pains, nausea, wounds.
Stimulates hair growth and is applied externally to the skin to stimulate a sluggish complexion.
May help reduce cellulite and control acne.
Basil may help slow down and relax the minds of children with ADD when used in a diffuser.
Blends well with: bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile roman, citronella, clary sage, coriander, cypress, eucalyptus (all), fennel, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, hyssop, juniper, lavender, lemon, lime, marjoram, niaouli, oakmoss, opopanax, orange, oregano, palmarosa, pine, rosemary, sage, tea tree, and thyme.
Safety data: Avoid during pregnancy; skin irritant (dilute before using externally); may trigger epileptic seizures in susceptible individuals.
Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.
Everyday, super simple uses for essential oils
Essential oils are used to fragrance soap (2%-3%), balms (0.5%), skin creams and butters (0.5%).
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