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“The smell of basil…taketh away sorrowfulness and maketh a man merry and glad.” (John Gerard, 16th century herbalist, Tisserand R. The Art of aromatherapy, 2nd edn, The C.W. Daniel Company Limited, Great Britain, 1979)”
Basil is an annual herb, which grows to about 1 ½ ft high. The oil is steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of O.basilicum. Its color is pale-yellow to colorless. Basil Essential Oil has a sweet-spicy, slightly green, fresh top note and a balsamic-woody undertone.
Basil has a refreshing and uplifting effect – useful for fatigued minds and helpful for clarity of thought whilst studying or working.
The Aromatherapy Place offers a variety of AUROMA Basil Essential Oils to suit your preference. Over time, treat yourself to a special sensual experience by trying and comparing the qualities of each. There are slight variations in odor, color, and the levels of constituents within each oil. However, the oils are similar and can be used in place of one another.
FACT: Basil takes its name from Latin for a royal ‘basileum,’ possibly because the plant was so highly prized that it was considered a king among plants.
1/3 fl oz (10ml), 3.38 fl oz (100ml)
To meet the stringent demands of the professional aromatherapist, AUROMA has drafted the following seven requirements that an essential oil needs to meet so it can be used with confidence:
Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Coriander, Cypress, Fennel, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper, Niaouli, Orange, Palmarosa, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Tea Tree, Thyme varieties and Citrus oils.
Whenever you use Essential Oils or 100% pure Essential Oil Blends on the skin, they should be diluted in a vegetable oil. However, always check for skin sensitivity before applying the finished product to the body. See “Cautions” below.
Suggested Dilution Rates follow:
Please ensure that the total number of drops does not exceed the dilution ratio. For example: 2.5% dilution = 1 drip Geranium, 2 drops Palmarosa & 2 drops Mandarin diluted in 10ml Jojoba Oil. Total drops = 5
Basil is mildly toxic when ingesting 34 fl oz to 68 fl oz. It is a moderate skin irritant which does not cause skin sensitization or phototoxicity. (Tisserand R, Bolacs T, Essential oil safety. Churchill Livingston, UK)
Basil oil is contra-indicated during pregnancy. (Davis P, Aromatherapy: An A-Z, 2nd edn, The C.W. Daniel Company Limited, Great Britain, 1999)
The Aromatherapy Place does not recommend ingesting essential oils unless a specific dosage instruction is given to a consumer by a qualified medical practitioner.
Do not apply directly to skin. May case skin irritation in some individuals. Always dilute with a carrier oil. A skin test is recommended prior to use on the skin.
Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes.
Please check with a professional for safe essential oils to use with children or the elderly. Do not use essential oils on a child younger than two years without professional advice.
We recommended that Essential Oils or 100% pure and natural Blends be stored in amber or cobalt blue glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life. Keep away from excessive heat and light. A bathroom, bedroom or kitchen cabinet should be a good storage location.