Organic Basil Essential Oil, Tropical
Basil, Tropical Essential Oil
- Certified Organic Tropical Basil Essential Oil is similar to other basil oils but has a stronger, more camphor-like scent. It energizes the mind and body and is often used in Diffusion to ease headaches and respiratory conditions.
Farming Method Certified Organic Country of Origin Egypt Plant Part Blossom and Plant Scientific Name Ocimum basilicum Application Method Diffusion
Tropical Basil has a distinctly camphor-like aroma, which is stronger and more medicinally scented than the other Basil varieties. This potent herb is energizing, antiseptic, fever-reducing and spasm-suppressing. Tropical Basil is ideal for helping with cold and respiratory problems.
If you have problems getting up in the morning, have Tropical 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 Tropical Basil essential oil for a variety of conditions.
Note: Diffusion is the only application recommended for this oil. See precautions below.
- Tiredness, migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression and other nervous disorders: Diffusion.
- Colds, fever, spasms: Diffusion.
Tropical Basil Essential Oil has a chemical component called methyl-chavicol, which is considered toxic and a skin irritant. The high methyl-chavicol content of Tropical Basil and other essential oils has raised safety concerns, and as a result, Tropical Basil and other essential oils high in methyl chavicol are not available in California. Although conclusive research has not been completed yet, to be on the safe side, we recommend Diffusion only for this essential oil. Avoid using Tropical Basil during pregnancy.
Tropical Basil is just one of many types of Basil that have been grown all over the world and used in folk medicine for treating a number of ailments. Basil has been used to treat malaria, kidney problems, emphysema and even as an antidote to the poison of snake and insect bites. In ancient Rome, Basil was known to be an aphrodisiac and anti-depressant, and was prescribed for epilepsy and jaundice.
About the Plant
Tropical Basil 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
Scent: Tropical Basil has a strong, herbal, camphor-like, sweet scent.
Blends With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Citronella, Geranium, Hyssop
Fragrance Note: Top
Composition: Methyl-chavicol, linalool, cineol, camphor, eugenol, limonene, citronellol.