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Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum basilicum)

$11.99

Basil, Sweet essential oil, Organic
(Ocimum basilicum), ct Linalool

Ct. Linalool, Country of Origin – USA
Botanical family - Lamiaceae

Lot #813250 - Received May 2018 - see GC/MS under description tab - 

Steam Distilled from the organic leaves

THIS BATCH SMELLS AMAZING!

5 ml, 10 mL and 15 ml sizes available with safety dropper cap

According to published literature, the following properties are attributed to this particular essential oil:

  • Relieves chronic cough
  • Expectorant qualities
  • Has been used as an antispasmodic 
  • Helpful for painful monthly cycles
  • Uplifting, antidepressant
  • Good for mental fatigue (see our "Stay Awake" blend")
  • Stimulant, clarifying
  • Has been shown to help relieve severe headaches
  • Research has shown this oil to be a very effective antibacterial agent with some proof that it can be a good choice to use against drug resistant E. coli.
  • Sharpens intellect
  • See additional detailed information under our "Usage/Benefits" tab below
  • Insect repellent (see our "Herbal Insect Repellent" products)
  • Hair tonic and scalp stimulant
  • Useful to relieve irritation of insect bites and as an insect repellent - we find it is particularly beneficial for deterring flies.
  • Can have some estrogenic properties and can be useful for menstrual cramps - however, it can also increase menstrual flow.
  • Additional in-depth information on our expanding Essential Oil Database 
  • Or for a shorter version of additional information - click here.
  • See our current GC/MS for Lot #619080 under the description tab

As of an agricultural report from 2009, "The United States crops are considered to be of the highest quality, producing the finest odour." See here.  The linalool chemotype that we offer here has a higher safety profile than those with a higher percentage of methylchavicol also referred to as estragole.

 

SWEET BASIL, ct. Linalool
Country of Origin – USA

Lot #813250

Name of Constituent

 

Percentage of the whole essential oil

 

Linalool

 

78.81

1,8-cineole

2.59

Bergamotene <trans-alpha>

1.86

Eugenol

1.57

Germacrene D

1.36

Cadinene <gamma>

1.03

a-Muurolol

1.30

a-Bulnesene

0.30

Estragole

0.16

Myrcene

0.20

Bornyl acetate

0.64

Bicyclogermacrene

0.31

a-Terpineol

0.35

a-Guaiene  

0.20

a-Humulene

0.21

Cubenol<1,10-di-epi>

0.21

a-Pinene

0.21

Camphor

0.22

Ocimene <trans-beta>

0.43

Cadina-1(6), 4-diene <cis>

0.19

Sabinene

0.11

Limonene

0.21

Terpinen-4-ol

0.93

Spathulenol

0.03

a-Bourbonene

0.08

Octyl acetate

0.06

Calamenene <cis>

0.08

b-Sesquiphellandrene

0.08

Sabinene hydrate <trans>

0.15

a-Copaene

0.04

Cymene - <para>

0.11

Berneol

0.15

Cadinene <delta->

0.05

Sabinene hydrate <trans>

0.15

Linalool oxide <trans>

0.13

Hotrienol

0.08

Geraniol

2.76

Maaliol

0.10

b-Caryophyllene 

0.12

Camphene

0.07

Farnesene <E-beta>

0.15

Citronellol

0.04

b-Selinene

0.05

 

 

 

 

 

100% pure undiluted, unadulterated, aromatherapeutic basil essential oil, steam distilled from the organic leaves. 

Basil Essential Oil, ct Linalool

For more in-depth information on this particular essential oil and how to incorporate it in your wellness program and aromatherapy-at-home use, refer to our Essential Oil Database.

 

Can cause skin irritation if not diluted properly. Use sparingly and with caution.  Avoid during pregnancy or hepatic (liver) disease. There are many different varieties of basil, the one we offer here is higher in the constituent linalool which is thought to be more therapeutic, soothing and uplifting. There are varieties that are high in methyl chavicol which in high doses may be carcinogenic.

My favorite use of this particular chemotype of basil is to relieve the neck pain that starts at my cervical spine (from too many years back in the days we had typewriters), moves to the base of my skull and then radiates up and out into a full-fledged tension headache. Now a good massage would work wonders, but for a do-it-yourself quick and effective fix, I keep a bottle of Tamanu oil with just basil essential oil mixed in it - the linalool chemotype.  I use about 8 drops (using the dropper type bottles we sell our essential oils in) to 15 grams (by weight) or 1/2 ounce of Tamanu oil. This is a fairly high dilution for an essential oil that can be a skin irritant, but for muscular or nerve pain, you can usually benefit from a higher dilution. My suggestion would be to start at 4 drops and see how you tolerate this. My husband who is a contractor and has sun-hardened skin can't use anything higher than a 5% dilution, depending on the oil. I, on the other hand, of Irish descent light-complexioned, freckles, easily burned skin AND a gardener/outdoor-type person who has had lots of sun exposure down through the years, can easily tolerate the higher percentage. Which is why I suggest you - you personally - try out what works best for you. You could use any oil, but I've found the Tamanu to be very effective for this application. We infuse our own blend of certified organic Arnica montana (the herb) infused in certified extra virgin olive oil and this would be an excellent choice. Check out our Aromatherapy Recipes blog for more ways to use basil - we will be adding more and more recipes. I keep a small bottle of this mixture handy, but if you wanted to make up just enough for one application it would be easy to do with the treatment type bottle we offer with the Tamanu oil. Using the treatment bottle you would be safe with one or two pumps of the Tamanu oil and then add 1 to 2 drops of the basil essential oil.

IMPORTANT: All of our products are for external use unless you are consulting with a professional certified aromatherapist or health professional with a background in aromatherapy.

We also suggest you have a good working knowledge of the use of essential oils or consult with an aromatherapy professional prior to use. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm). Please read our Disclaimer before using our products.

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