Basil Essential Oil (CT Linalool)

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Basil Essential Oil 100% PureBotanical Name: Ocimum basilicum CT linalool
Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Plant Part: Leaves
Growth Method: Organic, Cultivated
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Color: Clear to Pale Yellow
Consistency: Thin
Strength of Aroma: Strong

Known to the ancient Greeks as the king of plants, the Basil, is just as highly prized today as it was in ancient times. Though native to Iran and India, this annual herb of the Lamiaceae family can be found growing wildly in the hillsides of sunny Mediterranean. Because of its habitat, Basil appears in a great variety of forms. The leaves of Basil could be dark green or light in color, as well as narrow or straight in form. Basil essential oil is extracted from the leaves and is sometimes used as a substitute for Mignonette in making perfumes and soaps.

Since ancient times, Basil has been treasured for its efficiency in combating respiratory infections, digestive problems and jaundice. Massaging the stomach with Basil essential oil can ease digestive difficulties. Some even consider it an aphrodisiac. The plant is also a notable cephalic, its clarifying effect is efficient for soothing mental fatigue.

Basil essential oil opens and clears the head and can ease headaches, including migraines. It helps overcome the nasal stuffiness of colds and the flu, while at the same time fighting infection. It can also stimulate circulation and reduce muscle spasms and cramping. Basil essential oil can reduce the pain of menstrual cramps and promote menstrual flow. It helps relieve the pain of arthritis, rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, injuries and physical overexertion. Basil essential oil also eases the discomfort of earaches, soothes mouth ulcers and fights gum infections. It also provides relief for many of the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and stress.

The fragrance has sweet-spicy, slightly green, fresh top notes, with balsamic, sweet-spicy and anisic undertones, as well as a lasting sweetness.

Basil essential oil can increase concentration, sharpen the sense, clarify thoughts and clear the head. Its stimulating action fights mental fatigue and strengthens mental functions.

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Basil essential oil is relatively non-toxic, non-irritant and possibly sensitization in some individuals. Pregnant women are advised to avoid the use of Basil oil.

Do not take essential oils internally or use without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information provided here is for general use only and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment. Avoid during pregnancy.

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