Name: Basil Essential Oil
Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum ct. linalool
Country of Origin (or Countries): Mediterranean, Europ, India
Chemical Families: Sesquiterpenes, Monoterpenols, Oxides
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Part Used: Leaves, Flowers
Therapeutic Properties: Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiemetic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic, Antiviral, Carminative, Cephalic. (See descriptions of these terms)
Safety Data or Cautions: Depends on chemotype, the linalool type is considered safe for the skin with a max dermal application of 3%. Basil ct. estragole is not recommended during pregnancy.
Blends well with: Cedarwood, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lime, Neroli, Sandalwood, Peppermint.
I love to use Basil in muscle relieving blends and to have on hand for nausea and upset stomachs.
Muscle Soothing Blend
3 drops Basil ct linalool, 2 Peppermint, 1 ounce Jojoba. Gently massage onto tired or painful muscles.
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