Basil belongs to the Lamiaceae (Labiatae) family of plants. Although basil originally comes from Africa, the plant is relatively easy to grow, flourishing in the areas around the Mediterranean in particular. There are several different varieties of the plant however much of the basil that is grown for essential oil production comes from Egypt.
Basil Benefits and Uses? Mental alertness and fatigue, flaky scalp, occasional minor aches and pains, occasional sleeplessness, mental stress, supportive of respiratory system and; insect stings and bites.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? It can be mentally stimulating and can help one be clear in mind. Use it to re-energize yourself about a project especially when there is doubt or distrust involved. In this case, it can be particularly uplifting! It has a strong herbaceous scent.
What Chakra is Affected? The root, sacral and soar plexus chakras are opened yielding to more energy and strength.
What is the Corresponding Chakra Color? Yellow-green.
Use diluted - 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: one part of carrier oil).
|Botanical Name||Ocimum basilicum var. europeon|
|Country of origin||Egypt|
|Cultivation||Conventional (Non GMO)|
|Extraction Method||Cold Pressed|
|Color||Pale yellow to amber color liquid.|
|Scent||This variety has a sweet vaguely anise-like, minty, smoky odor.|
|Strength of Aroma||Medium|
|Ingredients||Ocimum basilicum var. europeon|
Use diluted - 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: one part of vegetable oil). Then, apply several drops (2-4) on location, apply to chakras/vitaflex points or Diffuse.
|Blends well with||
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli, and Rosemary.
|History||There are many rituals and beliefs associated with basil. The ancient Egyptians believed that it would open the gates of heaven for a person passing on. European lore sometimes claims that basil is a symbol of evil.|
|Warnings||Basil oil can be a skin irritant. It should be used in dilution, and avoided during pregnancy.|
|Manufacture||Best Natures Cosmetic|
|Country of Manufacture||Canada|
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.