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(EX. VAT) 10 ml £4.89
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Organic Basil Essential Oil - Ocimum Basilicum

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This is Tropical Basil Essential Oil and has a fresh, spicy, aniseed like aroma.

A clear to light yellow volatile oil which is steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of the basil plant.

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Ocimum Basilicum Oil

According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Tropical Basil Essential Oil are:

 

Masking, Tonic

 

To view more information, visit the Cosing Database here.

 

Skin Care

Useful to use on stings and bites and to some extent as an insect repellent. It is very high in methyl chavicol so take great care if using it on the skin.

 

Hair Care

Use in very small amounts in shampoos and body washes to relieve mental fatigue but be aware of the cautions.

 

Other

Best used in an oil burner or diffuser as a room antiseptic and stimulant.

 

Suggested Blends

Combine with Ylang Ylang in a shampoo for a complex fragrance note.

 

Blend with Geranium and Clary Sage for a complex “green” fragrance.

 

Cautions/Contraindications

Do not use during pregnancy or on children. Sensitisation may occur in some people to to the methyl chavicol.
Warning: Essential oils can be toxic to some animals. Consult a veterinary surgeon if concerned. 

Traditional Aromatherapy Uses

Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists as a nerve tonic as well as a very good digestive helping with nausea and gas.

 

Helps to tone the small intestines. It is also said to be good for travel sickness.

 

As an emmenagogue, it was used to help with scanty periods but obviously should not be used in pregnancy.

 

Being a mild sedative it was used to help with insomnia and is an adrenal cortex stimulant.

           

Historical Information

Known in ancient times as King of the Herbs and Royal Herb as the name comes from the Greek meaning Royal/Kingly Herb. It has been cultivated in India for over 5,000 years.

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