Botanical Name: Ocimum bascilicum var. linalool
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Extraction Method: Supercritical extract
Part of Plant Distilled: Leaves and Flowering Tops
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation Method: Organic
Scent Description: Fresh, green wonder with sweet, spicy, anisic, herbaceous notes.
In Living Libations: Feeling Good Today
Blends well with: Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Black Pepper, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Cape Chamomile, Lavender, Greenland Moss.
Uses: Dilute to use in blends for muscle and Moontime massages. Widely used in the culinary world, a drop of Basil Essential Oil is perfect in olive oil 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. Diffuse with citrus oils and firs; use in the salt pipe with grapefruit and eucalyptus oils.
Contraindications: This sweet basil of the linalool, low estragole variety is very gentle, yet it is recommended to avoid basil during pregnancy.
Our particular distillation of basil is rich in linalool, making this variety gentle, sweet and suited for skincare.
The aroma also has an affinity with clarity as we open meditatively to the cerebral sways of inner communication and intuition.
“Basil exemplifies the degree of flexibility and ability to adapt that the more highly evolved angiosperms have mastered.”
∼ Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D., Advanced 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… clears the head and gives the mind strength and clarity… It has a reviving, refreshing effect on the mind and spirits.”
∼ Julia, Lawless, Aromatherapy and the Mind