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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):
|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.|
|Linalool, Methyl Chavicol, Beta-Caryophyllene|
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.
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 Amazon.
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