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
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.
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