Basil (Sweet) Essential Oil


Wild As The Wind Sweet Basil Essential Oil is a premium quality aromatherapy oil, suitable for therapeutic purposes.

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Basil (Sweet) Essential Oil

Sweet Basil Aromatherapy Oil is aromatically very alluring and possesses many beneficial properties.

It is considered very soothing and uplifting.

Peer reviewed scientific research reveals an increasing body of support for the healing potential of Basil Essential Oil. These studies show that the compounds found in Basil Aromatherapy Oil possess potent antioxidant, anti-viral, and anti-microbial properties.

Sweet Basil Essential Oil is considered non-toxic. However, it contains Eugengol and thus should only be used intermittently.

This gorgeously ‘heady’ fragrant aromatherapy oil is thought to bring release as well as clarity of mind, improving stamina, and combating fatigue.

Other oils which are considered to provide mental support, memory and focus include:

Sweet Basil Essential Oil Health Benefits

Sweet Basil Essential Oil health benefits are thought to include the following: Analgesic + anti-depressant + anti-inflammatory + antiseptic + antispasmodic + carminative + cephalic + emmenagog + expectorant + immuno-stimulant + ophthalmic + stimulant + stomachic

Please refer to the Glossary Of Terms for more information.

Sweet Basil Essential Oil Traditional Health Benefits

Sweet Basil Essential Oil has many traditional uses, many of which emanate from India. There is a very long history of Sweet Basil Essential Oil being used for medicinal purposes within the Hindu tradition.

Some of these traditional uses of Sweet Basil Essential Oil include:

  • Bronchitis + flu + colds + coughs + whooping cough + bronchitis + asthma + sinusitis
  • Fever
  • Exhaustion
  • Insect bites + insect repellent (especially when accompanied by Citronella Essential Oil in your diffuser)
  • Sinusitis
  • Air purification
  • Digestive tonic: diarrhoea + constipation + indigestion + flatulence + cramps + colic
  • Inflammatory skin conditions
  • Bloodshot eyes

Using Sweet Basil Essential Oil

Sweet Basil Essential Oil is best used in a diffuser, or inhaled directly from the bottle for acute purposes.

Sweet Basil Essential Oil contains Eugenol. Internal consumption is not advised, especially for those with Liver issues, and certainly not for more than 10 days without a one month break.

Known Hazards: Presents a low risk of skin sensitisation
Contraindications: None known
Maximum dermal use level: Tisserand & Young – 1.5% dilution in a good carrier oil.

Safety advice: Always dilute essential oils prior to topical application. Please refer to How To Use Essential Oils for more detail.

Tisserand & Young in their book, Essential Oil Safety: Second edition, specify the following: A maximum of 1.5% is recommended for dermal use based on 33.7% eugenol. No restrictions are required with regard to carcinogenesis.

Sweet Basil Essential Oil Aroma

The aroma of Sweet Basil Essential Oil is deeply satisfying, and is even more so in combination with other complimentary aromatherapy oils.

Sweet Basil Essential Oil is herbaceous and fresh, slightly woody with a hint of citrus. It is also lightly balsamic.

Sweet Basil Essential Oil Blends Well With

Basil Essential Oil Contraindications

Do not use during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.

Not suitable for children under 15 years of age.

Can irritate sensitive skin.

Allergens: Eugenol + Limonene + Linalol

Wild As The Wind Sweet Basil Aromatherapy Oil

Wild As The Wind Sweet Basil Essential Oil originates from Egypt

INCI :: Ocimum basilicum L.(L. Linalool Chemotype)

*** Most essential oil companies sell a much cheaper Basil Essential Oil with a different chemotype, known as Chavicol chemotype, with a lot less healing potential.

Sweet Basil Aromatherapy Oil (Linalool chemotype) is also known as Basil Grand Verte Essential Oil.

  • INCI: Ocimum Basilicum Oil
  • Plant Family: Lamiaceae
  • Extraction Method: Steam distilled
  • Parts Used: Flowering tops
  • Aroma: Spicy, warm, & complex, with hints of aniseed and citrus
  • Appearance: Pale yellow liquid, thin consistency
  • Perfumery Note: Top
  • Chemical family: Monoterpenols
  • Origin: Egypt
  • Shelf Life: 6 – 7 years

Wild As The Wind Essential Oils

Wild As The Wind offer one of the most extensive ranges of premium quality, therapeutic grade UK essential oils available online.

Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.

Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are also used domestically, for home remedies as well as in green cleaning products etc.

Wild As The Wind Essential Oils Are Suitable For:

  • Diffusing & nebulising
  • Diluting to make body & bath oils (1% dilution)
  • Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution)
  • Adding to your shampoos, conditioners & liquid soaps (5 drops per 100ml)
  • Diluting to make face oils (2% dilution)
  • Formulating effective household cleaners & sanitisers (average 5% dilution)

Please consult How To Use Essential Oils for more information on how to use aromatherapy oils, and how to blend them.

However, not all essential oils are suitable for all applications. For this reason you must read the specific safety advice, including cautions and contraindications, for the specific essential oils you intend to use.

Wild As The Wind Customer Ratings:

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Wild As The Wind Essential Oil Availability

Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are available in the UK.

Wild As The Wind Customer Guarantees

Wild As The Wind essential oils are cruelty-free & vegan friendly. They are also some of the purest, most bio-active essential oils in the world.

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