Basil essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves and flowering tips of the popular ‘basil’ herb.
Safety Note: Avoid if pregnant or if your skin is sensitive. Do not use in high concentrations or for prolonged periods of time.
Skin: The high linalol content is believed to help repel insects.
Mind: Basil has a cephalic action which means that it helps to stimulate and clear the mind. It is an excellent choice for combating nervous disorders, intellectual fatigue and indecision.
Body: Beneficial for headaches, migraines, muscle tension and pain. It has an affinity with the respiratory system and makes a warming inhalation for chesty coughs, bronchitis, asthma and sinus infections. It is a good tonic for the digestive system and may be of assistance in treating menstrual problems.
Blends well with: Most other herbs, Lemon, Lavender, Geranium, and Peppermint.