This oil’s aroma is warm, spicy and herbal. Generally used as an antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, pain reliever and antibacterial, it offers a wake-me-up aroma. Basil is a wonderful addition to many perfume blends, it is said to work as a brain and memory stimulant and soothes stress, depression, and mental fatigue.
Blended with Rosemary verbenon makes an excellent blend to be used as an external application on the hair and scalp to stimulate growth and condition hair. Basil is also indicated for urinary infections, rheumatoid arthritis and insufficient digestive enzymes–used in a massage blend. Good for tired, overworked muscles, chest infections and digestive problems. Blends well with bergamot, lavender, neroli and verbena.
Our basil EO has contents of 70-72% of methyl chavicol and 15-18% of linalool. There is no written or concrete evidence that the content of methyl chavicol in Basil EO is a carcinogen. The day this evidence is forthcoming, it will most likely indicate carcinogenicity applies to cases of internal consumption or for very extensive and/or frequent applications of the oil directly to the skin. Flash point: 167F