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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