Basil: - ocimum basilicum
Chemotype: Methyl Chavicol
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Description: There are two types of basil. Spark Naturals uses the Mediterranean variety, also called true sweet basil. It contains higher percentages of the natural constituents, cineol and d-linalool. Basil is most commonly used in cooking. However, it is also a great aromatic and topical oil.
Properties: Antibacterial, diuretic, anti-Inflammatory, antiviral, decongestant, stimulant and mood enhancer
Historical Uses: Used extensively in traditional and asian medicine, basil leaves were inhaled to treat headaches such as migraines and also to alleviate chest infections.
Apply to temples to clear the mind, relieve mental fatigue and improve mental state
Apply to bath or compress to relieve muscular or menstrual pains
Use in massage blends to relieve fatigue
Blends well With: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Fennel, Ginger, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram and Neroli
Basil Essential Oil Application
Can be used aromatically
Can be consumed
Can be used topically (Apply Neat)