- botanical name: ocimum basilicum
- country of origin: egypt, hungary
- extraction method: steam distilled
- plant part: leaves
- strength of aroma: strong
- aromatic scent: a sweet, fresh, green scent with a balsamic undertone
- blends well with: cedarwood himalayan, bergamot, clary sage, grapefruit pink, lime, neroli, and sandalwood australian
- KidSafe®: no
- cautions: use topically at a maximum of 3.3%
- size: 10 ml (1/3 oz.)
the fragrant herb basil is best known as one of the most versatile herbs to use in mediterranean and eastern cooking. with a sweet, herbaceous scent, basil linalool essential oil is one of the finest oils available for calming and focusing the mind. it is also useful for easing tension and feelings of pain in the head and neck.
basil essential oil is well-loved as a mind-clearing oil for spiritual meditation. due to the high linalool content (which makes this oil very relaxing), you can also use basil to help ease the transition into bedtime. basil essential oil also can help uplift your mood, and soothe the mind.
directions: for a great soothing blend, combine equal amounts of bergamot, clary sage, and basil linalool and diffuse. add basil linalool to your favorite carrier oil or milk bath to help soothe away tension. for topical application, dilute to 1-3%.
disclaimer: the international federation of aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical aromatherapy. all cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. this statement has not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. bottles are filled by volume. some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.