Basil (Ocimum basilicum) essential oil benefits
Basil is the best essential oil to encourage focus, concentration, and alertness. It is very useful in calming skin rashes Basil essential oil is refreshing, calming, and restorative. It’s an effective brain stimulant that helps to revitalize the mind and encouraging concentration and fight indecision. Basil is great for students and for those who work on tight deadlines. Basil is the perfect oil to counteract neck and shoulders tension pain and headaches, working at a deeper level as a muscle relaxant. It also has antiseptic and healing properties (great for insect bites) as well as promoting healthy digestion. The mildest of all Basil types is linalool chemotype.
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation from the leaves
Color: Clear to pale yellow
Aroma: warm, spicy, herbaceous
Blends well with: All citrus oils, Clary sage, Geranium, Rosemary, Bl. Pepper, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Peppermint, Tea tree, Thyme, Marjoram, Ginger
Therapeutic properties: Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, tonic
Safety: Do not use with children
HOW TO USE
Diffuse 3-4 drops when you need to focus and boost your memory.
Dilute 3-5 drops every 10 ml of a carrier for a massage (muscle, digestion, headaches).
Dilute 1-2 drops diluted in 5 ml of a carrier oil or a plain moisturiser immediately after an insect bite
Not suitable during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Suitable for children older than 8 years of age.