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Sweet Basil Essential Oil comes from the very aromatic herb that is prevalent in French and Italian cooking. It’s leaves are soft and highly aromatic, and it can grow up to 2 feet with purple flowering tops. In folk medicine throughout the centuries, Sweet Basil Essential Oil has been used as a digestive aid, cleansing and purifying the body and mind, and for easing muscle aches and pains. It’s rich content of Monoterpene alcohols (monoterpenes), specifically Linalool, which distinguishes it as the Linalool chemotype, provides anti-inflammatory, pain relieving and calming activities. The other chemical constituents have been shown to be effective antioxidants and antimicrobials.
Refreshing - Clarifying
Spicy - Strong - Green - Grassy - Sweet - Fresh - Warm
It’s cleansing properties aid in supporting our breathing and its opening qualities can be useful for a head or chest cold. It’s antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties can support pain relief, muscle tension, and inflammation.
Research has shown that due to its unique molecular composition the oil has demonstrated these activities in the laboratory: Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial, expectorant, mucolytic, soothes anxiety, tonifying, anti-anxiety, and supports circulation.
Psyche and Emotions
The scent of Sweet Basil Essential Oil is very awakening and tonifying for the mind; it helps us get motivated, move towards action, balances nervousness, and supports our breathing so we can think with focus and clarity.
- Potentially skin irritating if used without a carrier.
- Best used in low dilutions and only for a short period of time.
- Perform a patch test before use.
- Not recommended for use with infants.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Avoid if pregnant or nursing.
- Do not ingest.
- If stored in a cool and dry place, shelf life is approximately 4-5 years.
- Keep container tightly closed in a cool well ventilated place.
- Keep away from oxidizing agents, heat, direct light, and open flame.
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Diffussion: Use two to three drops with Shaman Diffuser.
Topical use: Blend with Shaman Carrier Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
DIY: Use it in your DIY projects for household products.