While the word might conjure up images of saucy pastas and cheesy pizza, Basil essential oil has an extensive range of uses beyond the palette. Italians use Basil to inspire romance and affection. In Africa, where itÃs used more medicinally, many people use the plantÃs leaves to relieve water retention, high blood pressure, fevers, coughs and digestive system problems. Fresh and sweet, BasilÃs aroma is very similar to that of traditional Italian cooking. Many people use it as a digestive aid and to provide relief to aching or cramping muscles. Adding a few droplets to our Lavender oil and softly inhaling the blend can help ease the pain and stress of a headache. Native to Africa and Asia, Basil essential oil is derived through a steam distillation process. The bushy plant grows to a height of about 2 feet and has white, blue or purple flowers. There are nearly 150 varieties of basil and our offering is a Sweet Basil linalol chemotype. BOTANICAL NAME: Ocimum basilicum CHEMOTYPE / VARIETY: Linalool/ Sweet ORIGIN: USA EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam Distillation PLANT PART: Leaves NOTE: Middle - Top FAMILY: Lamiaceae SYNONYM: Sweet Basil BLENDS WELL WITH: Lavender and Lemon, and other florals and citrus AROMA: Sweet, herbaceous, fresh, and true to Basil used in cooking CONSISTENCY: Thin COLOR: Clear **Euro droppers are not included with 100 ml bottle** SAFETY: Dilute to 3.3% when using topically due to eugenol cotent. Using more than the recommended dilution may cause skin sensitization SHELF LIFE: 4 Years
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