Our organic Sweet Basil Essential Oil bountifully captures the joy juice of this diverse plant. Basil is the Greek word for royal signifying this herb was a popular compound in royal remedies. The gorgeous green basil leaf is traditionally known for strengthening the immune system, clarifying the mind, and elevating the emotions. Basil oil has also been used to stimulate the adrenal glands, and keep house and body clean.
Botanical Name: Ocimum bascilicum var. linalool
Extraction Method: Supercritical Extract
Part of Plant Distilled: Leaves and Flowering Tops
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation Method: Organic
Fresh, green wonder with sweet, spicy, anisic, herbaceous notes
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Blends Well with
Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Black Pepper, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Cape Chamomile, Lavender, Greenland Moss
Dilute to use in blends for massage and in honey or olive oil for culinary purposes. Diffuse with citrus oils and firs; use in the salt inhaler with grapefruit and eucalyptus type oils.
This sweet basil of the linalool, low estragole variety is very gentle, yet it is recommended to avoid basil during pregnancy.
Living Libations Basil Essential Oil is fortifying, purifying, and restorative. Basil dispels negative emotions and combats memory loss by increasing positive mental clarity. Since ancient times, it has been used to soothe sore muscles, boost the immune system, calm frazzled nerves and restore the mind. Inhaling basil may help headaches, and clear the congestion. Basil Essential Oil has traditionally been used to treat all manner of ailments, from digestion to skin and hair issues.
Widely used in the culinary world, a drop of Basil Oil is perfect in tea with honey, soups, salad dressings and other savory delights. A drop or two will add a deep, spicy, sublime basil flavor to any culinary dish while also providing a range of benefits.
“The main uses of basil are as a stimulating, cephalic oil, useful for stress, and stress-relates muscular pains and digestive problems.”
~ Jennifer Peace Rhind, Fragrance and Well Being
“Basil exemplifies the degree of flexibility and ability to adapt that the more highly evolved angiosperms have mastered.”
~ Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D., Medical Aromatherapy
“For those that have lost themselves through constant sacrifice to others, basil offers an opening of the heart, and a view of the universal whole.”
~ Valerie Ann Worwood, Aromatherapy for the Soul
“The fragrance alone strengthens the nerves, stimulates the adrenal cortex, clears the head and gives the mind strength and clarity.”
~ Julia, Lawless, Aromatherapy and the Mind
Traditional, mental, physical, emotional benefits
Historically, basil has been shown to alleviate headaches, reduce inflammation, treat the skin, increase immunity, ease digestion, provide a sweet and spicy flavoring for foods, assist in decision-making, increase confidence, dispel anger, combat fatigue, and lift moods.