Basil Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves, stems and flowers of the sweet basil herb, basil essential oil is colorless to pale amber with a thin consistency, presenting a middle-to-top fragrance note. Fresh, sweet and spicy with a faint balsamic, woody and licorice-like aroma, it is prized for its culinary versatility, and is well known for its effectiveness in pain relief as well. Used topically, it has a soothing, warming effect on the skin that goes deep into tired and achy muscles after a workout or a hard day at work. Basil Essential Oil’s heady aroma has a calming effect, helping you to relax and unwind. Great for boosting mental clarity and concentration and for easing tension.
Suggested Uses of Basil Essential Oil
Cough and Cold
Diffuse 2-3 drops per 100ml of water to improve and sharpen focus
Add 8-10 drops to a teaspoon of carrier oil to apply topically to relieve tension in the neck and shoulders
Inhale directly from bottle to quickly relieve anxiety
For a Household Cleaning Spray, combine in a spray bottle:
2 cups of filtered water
1 cup of white vinegar
20 drops of lemon essential oil
15 drops ofbasil essential oil
On the recommendation of the International Federation of Aromatherapists, TruGardens does not endorse taking essential oils internally unless specifically directed and prescribed by a qualified healthcare practitioner who is also trained in clinical aromatherapy. Avoid using during pregnancy, or if you suspect you might be pregnant, except on the advice of a qualified practitioner. Store all essential oil products safely out of reach of children. Essential oils are potent, and a little bit goes a long way. Do not use essential oils undiluted directly on the skin as they can cause irritation. Keep away from children, and do not apply near the eyes, mucous membranes, sensitive or broken skin. Every individual reacts differently to essential oils: Always perform a ‘test patch’ properly diluted in carrier oil to determine sensitivity. This statement has not been approved, assessed or otherwise endorsed by the FDA. TruGardens does not in any way support the use of these products for the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease.