Oil Name: Basil Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Basil essential oil is of watery viscosity and is pale greenish-yellow in colour. The aroma is clear, light and peppery and gives a sweet, green top note to blends.
Basil originates from tropical Asia and the Pacific Islands but is now cultivated throughout Europe and USA. The oil is extracted from the leaves and the flowering tops using steam distillation.
Essential or Carrier Oil?
Linalol, Camphor, Pinene, Eugenol and Methylchavicol.
Analgesic, Antidepressant, Anti-spasmodic, Antivenomous, Carminative, Digestive, emmenagogue, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Insecticide, Stimulant, Stomachic, Tonic
Acne, Allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Constipation, Cramps, Gout, Headaches, Menstrual Pain, Migraine, Nausea, Respiration, Skin Sores, Vomiting
Can Cause Drowsiness, Not Suitable for Children
Detail of Warnings
Although Basil usually stimulates, in excess it can have a groggy effect.
It should not be used during pregnancy or on children under 16 years of age.
Compatible Combination Oils
Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Fennel, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Neroli, VerbenaTags: Basil essential oils