INDIA. Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Essential Oil, Certified Organic
Sweet Basil essential oil, steam distilled from the flowering plant, is a warm, spicy, green-scented oil. It is considered a top note for aromatic blending.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) has long been used for skin care, indigestion, respiratory problems, infections, stress disorders, blood circulation issues, pain, and vomiting. It is a plant that a lot of research has been done on recently. Studies support its use for chronic diabetes, and as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Research shows that Sweet Basil essential oil scavenges free radicals and inhibits inflammatory cytokines produces sedative effects, inhibits bacterial and Candida infections, repels insects, and may help to combat depression.
Essential oils are not recommended for internal use, unless advised by a specialized health care practitioner. Concentrated essential oils are many times more potent than the amount of oil found in the whole plant. Because of this, if used directly on the skin they may cause irritation. If ingested in large amounts, they can cause toxicity and health issues. Please use common sense and caution when using essential oils. Generally the ideal method is to mix a small amount of essential oil with a food grade carrier oil and apply the mixture to the skin as directed.
Additionally, many common brands of essential oils, marketed as pure and organic, have been found to contain petroleum and petroleum product residues that are toxic and dangerous to ingest. Please verify the sources and purity of your essential oils.