Basil (Spicy) Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
Steam
Country of Origin:
Vietnam
Plant Part:
Leaves and Tops
Latin Name:
Ocimum basilicum (c.t. methyl chavicol)
Cultivation:
Naturally Grown

About the Oil: Spicy' Basil essential oil (called ‘Spicy' for it's high methyl chavicol content), organically grown in, Vietnam has a minty, cooling aroma and reinforces resistance against infection. See also: Sweet Basil

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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

56

Chemical Families

Monoterpenols
98.12%
Sesquiterpenes
1.78
Esters
0.1%

Primary Constituents

estragole
85.22%
linalool
12.79%
humulene
1.11%
bergamotene
0.38%
3,7-nonadien-2-one
0.11%
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

Our Basil essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of the Basil herb. The basilicum species is also known as ‘common' or ‘true' Basil. This Methyl Chavicol type, also known as “Spicy”, “Exotic” and “Reunion” Basil, is organically grown in Vietnam.

ABOUT THE OIL

Basil essential oil has been referred to as 'the royal oil to strengthen the mind and heart, and to reinforce resistance against infectious diseases.' The linalool type is considered safer for topical use. Spicy Basil (the methyl carvol chemotype) is more well known for its use for respiratory and stomach problems.

OF INTEREST

The oil's capability to improve memory and sharpen the mind has been praised in India since times of old. In the 16th century, powdered leaves of Basil were inhaled. It is commonly used in Ayurveda to sharpen the mind and enhance memory. Hindus put basil sprigs on the chests of the dead to protect them from evil spirits while in transition between lives. Women in Italy wore the herb to attract suitors.

Suggested Use

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • settles digestion
  • increases absorption in the intestines
  • promotes normal peristalsis
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response

IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • reduces body temperature
  • encourages sweating
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response
  • relieves muscular tension and aching joints
  • lessens headaches due to congestion
  • neutralizes microbes
  • neutralizes fungi

NERVOUS SYSTEM

  • clears the head
  • relieves intellectual fatigue
  • strengthens and clarifies the mind
  • uplifting
  • strengthens the nervous system
  • helps alleviate stress and nervous tension

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

  • relaxes cramping
  • aids in the expulsion of mucous
  • stimulates the bronchi

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

  • promotes and regulates menstruation

ENERGETICS

  • warming
  • tonifies the yang
  • lifts the spirit
  • relieves melancholy and complacency
  • awakening
  • clarifying
  • stimulating
Application

PERSONALITY

  • Basil oil is recommended for those in need of protection, due either to debilitating illness and low resistance levels, or nervous exhaustion, a constitutional weakness of a change in life resulting in feelings of vulnerability. Ocimum basilicum is remarkably relaxing, due to its high methyl ether content.
  • It is noted as a natural nerve tonic, with the ability to be stimulant and/or restorative depending on the body's needs. It has been noted as 'adaptogenic' regarding this ability.

INHALATION

  • direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporiser
  • For use in a diffuser it's a matter of personal aroma preference to use this or the methyl chavicol chemotype. To make a really nice oil, we highly suggest blending the two together!

TOPICAL

  • Not recommended for topical use.

INGESTION

  • We've used the oil in culinary applications with great success, adding a pronounced, rich basil flavor. As with all essential oils, it is quite potent–the difference between 2 and 4 drops in a dish can mean the difference between appreciating its sublime flavor and tasting, well, only Basil!
Aromatherapy Details

This methyl chavcol Basil essential oil has a minty sweet and spicy aroma, with a light balsamic undertone and offers a distinctive licorice-like note. Its aroma blends nicely with many other oils like Bergamot, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, among others.

If you're a great fan of Basil, creating your own blend of this oil and the ‘Sweet' Basil essential oil can make a really wonderful, complex scent.

Safety

Non-toxic with possible sensitivity in some individuals. The methyl chavicol chemotype is not recommended for topical use. Over-use of Basil should be avoided as it can over-stimulate the nervous system. Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.

Do not use if pregnant.