All About Basil Essential Oil

Basic Information for Basil Essential Oil

Botanical/Latin name(s): Ocimum basilicum chemotype linalool (this is the safest one that I recommend, but there are others, which you can find on our post What Kind of Basil Essential Oil is Lurking in Your Bottle – and why it matters…)

Steam distilled from the leaves of the Basil plant.

Shelf life is 4 years.

Below you will find a summary of information you need to know about Basil essential oil compiled by previously published posts, excerpted from materials available on our resources website.

Therapeutic Properties of Basil Essential Oil

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Benefits of Basil Essential Oil

Circulatory: arthritis
Digestive: parasites, bloating, gas, poor digestion
Immune: infection, inflammation, virus
Limbic/Emotional: depression
Muscular: spasm, cramp, ache, pain
Nervous: nerve pain, poor brain function, foggy brain
Respiratory: congestion, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, whooping cough
Skin: bacterial infection, eczema, psoriasis, athlete's foot, fungal infection
HOME: airborne germs, surface germs, insect repellent

Find out where Basil shines best on this post.

Safety of Basil Essential Oil

For more safety information, view this post.

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Lea Jacobson is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist Scholar's Program graduate from Aromahead Institute. This website is home to educational advice and empowering information about using essential oils safely. The Using Essential Oils Safely facebook group founded and run by Lea and her team has over 140,000 members and hundreds of new members joining each week. Lea is the author of her bestseller Essential Oil Profiles (available as a full color print book as well as an ebook). Based off the information in the popular Top 60 Essential Oils APP, the print version has sold out in days each time it's been offered. Other books by Lea: The TRUTH About Essential Oil Safety, and the Hydrosols Quick Start Guide.

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