Basil (Sweet)


Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum ct. linalool

Aroma: Spicy, Sweet

Plant Part Used: Flowers, Leaves

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled

Countries of Origin: Mediterranean, Europe, India

Approximate Shelf Life: 5 years

Note: Top

Therapeutic Uses: Helps to relieve nausea, destructive to bacteria, antiviral, helps to break up mucus

Emotional/ Energetic Qualities: Strengthens self-confidence,  brings clarity to the mind, uplifting

Safety Concerns: There is a risk of skin sensitization depending on chemotype.  Use at a maximum 3% dilution to be safe.

Recipe Blend

Inhaler for Nausea

- 7 drops Basil (Sweet)
- 5 drop Peppermint
Add essential oils to cotton pad and insert into inhaler, or store in a plastic bag.  Take a couple deep sniffs when you feel nausea coming on.

References: Tisserand & Young Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. Edinburg 2014

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