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Basil (Sweet)

SKU: 1929-5mL
  • Ocimum basilicum

    Extraction method:  Steam distillation

    Parts used:  Leaves

    Chakra Association:  Third Eye and Crown

    Note Classification:  Top or Middle note

    Aroma:  Spicy-sweet, herbaceous, anise-like notes

    Largest Producing Countries:  France, United States

    Traditional Uses:  Culinary and medicinal. Due to its action on the nervous system, sweet basil essential oil has traditionally been used to balance the digestive system when upset by stress and nervous tension

    Mental & Emotional Effects:  Calms yet uplifts, rejuvenates and helps relieve the emotional fatigue of stress. Basil is believed to bring clarity and strength of mind.

    Benefits:  May have a direct action on the digestive system, easing colic, flatulence, indigestion, nausea, and stomach cramps when massaged onto the abdominal area in a clockwise direction.

    Blends well with:  bergamot, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, lavender, orange sweet, palmarosa, peppermint, pine and rosemary

    Other Interesting Notes:   The Roman naturalist, philosopher and writer, Pliny (24-79 AD), considered basil to be an aphrodisiac and good for treating flatulence and fainting fits, whilst the Greek physician Dioscorides prescribed basil for headaches.

    Safety Data:  Never apply undiluted oil directly to the skin.  For external use only. Avoid during pregnancy.   

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