Basil essential oil
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Basil essential oil

100% pure therapeutic grade
Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum
Extraction: steam distillation
Parts used: leaves and flowering tops
Origin: India

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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, digestive, expectorant, nervine, stimulant of the adrenal cortex, stomachic, and tonic.

Benefits: Bronchitis, cold (chronic), cramps, depression, dyspepsia, earache, epilepsy, fainting, fevers, flatulence, gout, hiccough, hysteria, insect bites and repellent, insomnia, mental fatigue, migraine, muscle aches and pains, nausea, nervous tension, nerve tonic, rheumatism, scanty periods, sinusitis, vomiting, wounds, and whooping cough.
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 without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
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%).

Other uses
Make your own perfumes

MSDS basil essential oil

Basil essential oil

100% pure therapeutic grade
NZ $10.50
incl GST

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