Organic Basil Essential Oil, Sweet Linalol
Common Basil, Linalool Basil, Sweet French Basil.
- Certified Organic Sweet Basil Linalool Essential Oil is the aroma you want to have handy to refresh the brain during long study sessions or when doing work that requires mental focus. It can also soothe achy muscles and cut congestion.
Farming Method Certified Organic Country of Origin Egypt Plant Part Blossom and Plant Scientific Name Ocimum basilicum Application Method Bath, Compress, Diffusion, Topical
Sweet Basil Linalool is stimulating food for the mind. The sweet herbal aroma of Basil is helpful for producing mental clarity, focus and alertness. This potent, therapeutic plant is also known to clear the breathing passages, and its analgesic properties bring relief to achy muscles, cramps and arthritis.
Basil is antiseptic, fever-reducing and spasm-suppressing, which makes it ideal for helping with colds and respiratory problems. Its warming qualities stimulate menstruation and increase perspiration. Basil Essential Oil can also be used to calm frazzled nerves and uplift the emotions.
If you have problems getting up in the morning, have Sweet Basil in your diffuser and connect the diffuser to a timer. Set the timer to start diffusing 30 minutes before you have to get up. Better than any alarm clock!
Here is how to use Sweet Basil Linalool essential oil for various conditions:
Topical Application for localized use on the skin: Dilute up to 2-5% in any carrier oil (10-25 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil). See precautions below.
Topical Application for a whole body massage: Dilute up to 2% in any carrier oil (10 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil). See precautions below.
Compress: Dilute up to 2-5% in hot or cold water as specified below (10-25 drops per tablespoon of water). See precautions below.
Aromatic Bath: Dilute in bath salts or milk or similar before adding to a full bath. See precautions below.
- Migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression and other nervous disorders: Diffusion or a Cold Compress applied to the forehead.
- Colds and all respiratory conditions: Direct Inhalation from the diffuser.
- Gout, rheumatism, arthritis, muscle aches and menstrual cramps: Aromatic Bath or a Hot Compress on the area of discomfort.
- Improved skin tone: Topical Application.
- Increased hair growth: Topical Application on the scalp.
- Lack of energy: Diffusion or Topical Application on forehead, heart and chest area.
- Laziness: Diffusion or Topical Application along the frontal line of the body. The frontal line runs from the heart area upwards and downwards. It extends from the front of the neck to the pubic bone, parallel to the spine.
- To get out of bed in the morning: Diffusion.
- Low self-esteem: Diffusion or Topical Application on whole frontal line or Aromatic Bath.
- Mental fatigue: Diffusion or Topical Application on forehead, heart and chest area.
- Physical fatigue: Diffusion or Topical Application on heart area, chest area and forehead.
- Jet lag: Diffusion or Topical Application in the morning on heart, chest and head area.
- Low blood pressure: Diffusion or Topical Application on heart and chest area.
Sweet Basil Essential Oil is considered relatively non-toxic. While it is not known to be a skin irritant, it may cause irritation to people with sensitive skin. Avoid using Sweet Basil during pregnancy.
Sweet Basil is commonly used to lend a strong, fresh flavor in Italian and French cuisine. However, it is also valued for its digestive, gas-reducing benefits as much as for its delicious flavor.
Basil is also used in folk medicine for treating a number of ailments including malaria, kidney problems, emphysema and even as an antidote to the poison of snake and insect bites. In ancient Rome it was known to be an aphrodisiac and antidepressant, and was prescribed for epilepsy and jaundice.
About the Plant
With its very appealing scent, Sweet Basil Linalool is the most widely used variety of Basil in aromatherapy. The Basil plant is an aromatic herb that grows only up to two feet tall. It has dark green, moist and tender leaves that are edible and purple or blue flower blossoms.
Lamiaceae or Labiatae—Mint Family
Amrita’s Linalool Basil has virtually no methyl chavicol. It is therefore completely safe for any application.
Basil has a longstanding tradition in many cultures. Its Greek name means “king’s herb.” It was revered in both ancient Greek and Roman times. In India, it is associated with Lord Krishna. From a plant with such a historic and meaningful past, we can expect a profound quality.
Indeed, Basil has a substantial effect on our subtle energetic makeup. All the different Basil chemotypes have an energizing effect that goes beyond the energy level of our body to profoundly affect our inner being. At the same time, Basil integrates and harmonizes all the chakras. Methyl chavicol-containing Basils are more energizing, while the Linalool Basil is stronger on the integrating side.
Scent: Basil has a cooling, almost minty, sweet, licorice-like herbal scent.
Blends With: Bergamot, Citronella, citrus oils, Clary Sage, Geranium, Hyssop, Rosemary.
Fragrance Note: Top
Composition: Linalool, methyl chavicol, eugenol, limonene, citronellol