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Organoveda™ Sweet Basil Essential Oil

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Fresh basil leaves taste sweet and pungent, and exudes a fresh and floral aroma, while the dried ones have a spicy and earthy scent.

·         BOTANICAL NAME: Ocimum basilicum

·         COMPOSITION: 100% PURE basil ESSENTIAL OIL

·         ORIGIN: INDIA

·         METHOD OF EXTRACTION: STEAM DISTILLATION

·         CULTIVATION/HARVESTING: WILD-HARVESTED

·         PLANT PART: leaves

·         COLOR: yellow to greenish

·         BOTTLE SIZE: ½ FLOZ (15 ML)

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Description

Basil oil comes from basil (Ocimum basilicum), a plant with a thick foliage and small white flowers. Fresh basil leaves taste sweet and pungent, and exudes a fresh and floral aroma, while the dried ones have a spicy and earthy scent.

The “dot-like” oil glands in fresh basil leaves produce the essential oil of the herb. Its dried leaves and stems are used in food flavorings and in the production of essential oil. However, it is believed that oil obtained from the flowers is superior in quality compared to the oil from the whole plant.

There are several types of basil oil such as European type or sweet basil, reunion type, methyl cinnamate type, and eugenol type. The commonly used basil oils in aromatherapy are the basil and the exotic type. Basil oil is produced in the India, U.S., France, Italy, and Spain, while the exotic type is from Comoro Islands or Seychelles.

1. Antifungal and antibacterial abilities
A report published in The Journal of Food Protection in 2001, found that basil oil was effective at controlling growth and survival of multiple dangerous microorganisms within contaminated foods. Research has also shown its antimicrobial activity against a wide range of food-borne bacteria, mold, and yeasts. Studies have shown that basil oil would positively inhibit three strains of fungi, and six forms of bacteria.

2. Treats flu and cold
Basil oil also detoxifies the body of viruses and bacteria. It also fights fatigue, pain, and inflammation. This means basil essential oil is great when you have a cold or flu. Basil oil combines well with eucalyptus oil for a homemade vapor rub that can be massaged into the chest to open the nasal passages. You can also diffuse it throughout your home, or add a couple of drops for a steam bath.

3. Freshens air
Basil essential oil is capable of becoming a natural air fresher that can eliminate mold and odor-causing bacteria from the home, furniture, appliances, and car. Simply combine with baking soda to remove stains and bacteria from pans and pots. You can also spray basil oil inside your garbage cans, shower, and toilet, or run several drops through your kitchen appliances to improve the smell.

4. Enhances mood and energy
Basil oil is naturally uplifting and energizing. As a result, it can fight chronic fatigue, sluggishness, and adrenal fatigue. It restores mental alertness, poor mood, and brain fog, as well as reduces nervousness or anxiety symptoms. For an instant pick-me-up, simply dab several drops to your back, chest, or wrists. You can also burn basil oil at home to help you unwind and relax.

5. Treats ear infections
Ayurvedic medicine has used basil oil for centuries as a natural ear infection remedy. How do you speed up the time it takes to recover from ear infections? Simply rub the combination of basil essential oil, coconut oil, and frankincense essential oil at the bottoms of the feet and behind the ears. This method will help decrease swelling and pain.

6. Relaxes muscles
For fatigued or aching muscles, rub a few drops of basil essential oil and coconut oil into your swollen or painful joints or muscles. For further immediate relief, soak in a warm bath with basil oil, lavender oil, and Epsom salts.

7. Natural insect repellent
The volatile oils in basil essential oil can help prevent bug bites and repel mosquitoes. For a homemade bug lotion or spray, dilute several basil essential oils drops with carrier oil, and massage the mixture into your bite or swollen skin.

8. Improves skin and hair
Adding two drops of basil essential oil to your shampoo can help you avoid grease buildup on your hair. Also, prevent hair grease with the combination of basil oil, baking soda, and apple cider vinegar. Basil oil also acts like an acne home remedy. For this, simply apply a drop or two of basil oil and coconut oil using a clean cotton ball to your acne once or twice daily.

Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Avoid use during pregnancy and with children under 6 years. Do not take cedar wood essential oil internally.

Perfumery Note: Top
Odor: Sightly camphorous and warm and dry, balsamic
Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
Blends Well With: jasmine, juniper, lavender, rosemary, cypressand citrus oils such as bergamot, lemon, and mandarin.

1. Open The Bottle and Take a Huge Whiff
This “recipe” is one for those who need to –
* wake up
* open to universal intelligence
* chill out and stop freaking out.

2. Scent Your Space
In a traditional oil burner with a candle or a diffuser add 25 drops of oil
“Can’t.Wake.Up”
When your brain needs a boost –
Basil 8 drops
Rosemary 4 drops
Peppermint 4 drops
Orange 9 drops

3. “Summer Evening”
Add some basil to your gin and tonic too –
Basil 10 drops
Geranium 6 drops
Vetiver 1 drop

4. “Oh Man What a Day!”
When you need to relax after a challenging day –
Basil 8 drops
Bergamot 12 drops
Lemongrass 5 drops

5. “Living the Dreams”
For a slumber full of dreams –
Basil 4 drops
Lavender 12 drops

6. “Ascended Masters”
Tap into this great wisdom –
Basil 1 drop
Nutmeg 1 drop
Lemon 1 drop

7. “Big Day Ahead”
Basil 1 drop
Palmarosa 1 drop
Lavender 1 drop

8. “Bon Courage”
Basil 1 drop
Black Pepper 1 drop

9. “I Invite Understanding”
When you need a nudge to gain understanding –
Basil 1 drop
Ylang Ylang 1 drop
Pink Grapefruit 1 drop

10. Nourishing Body Oil Blend
For a coat of your body use 3 teaspoons of carrier oil in a little dish and, add 7 – 8 drops of essential oil.
Always put the drops of essential oil into the bottle or dish first, then add the carrier oil. It gives the scents time to create a synergistic fusion.

11. “Bring it On!”
For a kickstart to the day –
Basil 2 drops
Rosemary 2 drops
Orange 4 drops

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