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The Aromatherapist

Basil

Pure Essential Oil, 10 ml

Botanical Name: ocimum basilicum L. 
Origin: Egypt
Part of Plant: flowering plant
Extraction: steam 
Major Biochemical Compounds: Methyl chavicol (Estragole), 1,8-Cineol, Methyl eugenol, Linalool, alpha-Bergamotene
Common Uses: Colds, flu, sinus congestion and fever. Muscle spasm and pain. Useful for stomach pain, gastric spasm, nausea and motion sickness.
Emotional/Psychological Uses: Uplifting, mental stimulant, clears the head.
Cosmetic/Skin Uses: Can be used for oily skin types (skin test for sensitivity). Traditionally used for insect bites.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Marjoram, Scotch Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood. 
Inside Info: Basil creates an interesting note in perfumes
Best Ways to Use (see 'Methods of Use'): Compress, steam inhalant and massage