BASIL OIL 1 OZ - 1 oz

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  • Aroma: Warm And Spicy
  • Benefits: Uplifting, Energizing, and Purifying
  • Essentail Oil
  • Mixes Well With: Bergamont, Citrus Oils, and Hyssop
UPC: 733739075161
# N7516

Everything You Need to Know About Basil Oil (Ocimum basilicum)

Basil oil is extracted from the Ocimum basilicum plant, which is also known as sweet basil or common basil. The plant is native to India and Iran, but it is widely cultivated all over the world. Basil oil has a sweet, aromatic, and mildly pungent flavor that makes it a popular ingredient in many dishes. Lets take a closer look at the history, benefits, and uses of basil oil.

History of Basil Oil

Basil has been used for centuries in a variety of different cultures. In India, basil was considered sacred. In fact, the very name comes from the Greek word basileus meaning "king." In Italy, basil is regarded as a sign of love. Believed by Hindus to be a passport to heaven, and by one Greek author to exist only to drive men insane, basil has had quite the reputation throughout history. However, basil is most associated with food, where it is used as an herb to punch up dishes because of its aromatic, mildly pungent flavor. Basil is a favorite among Italian cooks, and can be found in a variety of native dishes. Though many people associate basil with Italy, it is actually native to India and Iran.

Benefits of Basil Oil

Basil oil is known for its analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, stimulant properties. These properties make basil oil an effective treatment for a wide range of conditions such as arthritis, asthma bronchitis, colds, colic, congestion, coughs, cramps diaphoresis, flatulence, gingivitis, insect bites, motion sickness, migraines headaches, mouth infections, nausea Indigestion muscle aches rheumatism ringworm sinus infections sore throat spider bites toothaches tumors ulcers worms wounds and more!

Uses for Basil Oil

Basil oil can be used in a number of different ways. It can be used topically by adding it to lotions or massage oils. It can also be added to bath water or diffused into the air using an essential oil diffuser . When diffused into the air,, basil oil can help improve mental clarity and focus while reducing stress levels. When used topically,, basil oil can help improve circulation and soothe tired muscles. It can also be added to homemade cleaning products or insect repellents . Lastly,, culinary applications for basil oil include salads dressings marinades sauces soups vegetables chicken fish beef pork lamb pasta and more!

In Summary:

Basil oil has a long history dating back to ancient times. The benefits of this versatile oil are numerous and its uses are both varied and practical. Whether you are looking for an essential oil to diffuse into the air or add to your favorite recipe,, consider giving basil oil a try!

Ocimum basilicum

Ingredient: 100% Pure basil oil

Aroma: Warm, spicy

Attributes: Uplifting, energizing, purifying

Wake Up & Focus Blend: Add 1 drop of basil oil, 2 drops each of lemon oil and ylang ylang oil to a diffuser and enjoy.

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled from plant's leaves

Physical Characteristics:

  • Specific Gravity: 0.952-0.973
  • Refractive Index: 1.512-1.520

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