INDIA. Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Essential Oil, Steam Distilled, Organic
Sweet Basil essential oil has a warm, spicy, green scent. 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.
Our essential oils are sold in amber glass bottles with a dropper orifice for drop-by-drop administration. Do not ingest essential oils unless under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner or experienced aromatherapist. Essential oils should always be diluted in a carrier oil before being applied to the skin. (Some examples of carrier oils: Jojoba, Sunflower, Grapeseed, Rosehip Seed, Castor, and Avocado; gently liquified Coconut Oil, Shea, or Cocoa Butter can also work for creating thicker body care products.) Always test the diluted essential oil on a small patch of skin before applying more widely.
Maximum recommended dilution 3% (three drops per teaspoon of carrier oil). Use in moderation. Do not use during pregnancy, or in baths.