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Basil and Aromatherapy

Basil is used in aromatherapy

Many varieties of sweet basil are found in both the northern and southern hemispheres. It is used extensively in cooking, but it can also be used in many easy aromatherapy recipes that are used in aromatherapy for relaxation.

Here are a few facts about this essential oil (but keep in mind that constituents and aroma will vary slightly depending on the variety):

Botanical Name
Ocimum basilicum
Extraction Method
Steam distilled from the leaves
Essential Oil Colour
Clear, light grenish-yellow
Top note, and medium initial strength, it has a sweet, light herbaceous aroma with a hint of campherous and licorice-like scent.
Important Constituents
Linalool, Methyl Chavicol, Beta-Caryophyllene

How Can You Use This Herb?

DO NOT apply this essential oil directly to the skin without being diluted in a carrier oil first. An estimate of 4 drops of essential oil per 1 tablespoon of carrier oil is suggested.

Where Can You Find This Essential Oil?

This essential oil normally comes in 1/8, 1/4 or 1/2 oz bottles and can be found in major drugstores and specialized aromatherapy retail stores. Many internet-based aromatherapy companies carry this essential oil.

You can purchase Young Living Essential Oil Basil 15 Ml from basil essential oil online

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IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Use this essential oil sparingly with caution. Pregnant women, epilectic people or people with cancer or liver problems should not take this essential oil. Undiluted oils should never be applied onto the skin. Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified professional aromatherapy practitioner. Consult a professional aromatherapy practitioner prior to using this oil to treat children.
Note: The information contained on this site is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a physician and/or other health specialist. Precautions must be taken to ensure aromatherapy does not conflict with existing medical conditions.