With a sweet and spicy scent and flavor, Sweet Basil essential oil is used most often in cooking and as a dietary supplement; however, it also has many aromatic and topical applications. Beneficial both physically and mentally, in Greek, Basil means “royal remedy” or “king” and has become a great go-to product that oil users should always have on hand.
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Extraction: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Aroma: Sweet, minty aroma with hints of smokiness
Applications: Dilute to use topically, aromatically
Benefits: Brain stimulant, increases memory, insufficient digestive and pancreatic enzymes, urinary infections, congested prostate, rheumatoid arthritis, sinus infections, viral infections, soothes stress, depression, mental fatigue, insect bites, herpes, shingles
Safety Considerations: Dilute well before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified 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).