Basil (Sweet) Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
Steam
Country of Origin:
Nepal
Plant Part:
Leaves and Tops
Latin Name:
Ocinum basilicum (c.t. linalool)
Cultivation:
Certified Organic

About the Oil: This is a lovely, rich Sweet Basil wildcrafted in Nepal. Basil essential oil has a wide array of applications from sharpening the mental state to relieving fatigue. Its complex aroma has slightly green and balsamic undertones, and this linalool chemotype in particular is found to be sweeter, and considered the safest, of all Basil varieties. See also: Spicy Basil

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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

56

Chemical Families

Monoterpenols
53.99%
Sesquiterpenes
21.01%
Monoterpenes
14.28%

Primary Constituents

linalool
48.72%
eucalyptol
10.87%
eugenol
5.13%
beta elemene
4.88%
trans alpha bergamotene
4.57%
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

Our Sweet Basil essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and tops of the basil plant. A tender-leaved, powerfully aromatic annual herb, Basil is a native species to tropical Asia and Africa. This variety is also known as 'sweet'', 'true', and 'European' Basil and has a linalool chemotype.

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, 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

  • see Basil, Sweet

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 Sweet Basil!
Aromatherapy Details

This wonderfully sweet, complex basil is the nicest we've ever had the opportunity to try. A sweetly-spiced, grassy and fresh top note on a distinctly round, full bodied balsamic and wood undertone generate uplifting, awakening, clarifying and stimulating effects.; Sweeter than the methyl chavicol type, this Basil oil is an excellent choice for a wide array of aromatherapy applications. It blends and balances nicely with Bergamot, Peppermint and Eucalyptus oils.

Safety

Non-toxic and non-irritant with possible sensitivity in some individuals. The linalool chemotype is considered the safest of all Basil varieties.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.