Basil Essential Oil
Basil Essential Oil Aromatherapy Benefits
Basil is more than just for adding aroma to culinary dishes! Basil essential oil, which is obtained through the steam-distillation of basil plant material, has a concentrated, sweet herbaceous aroma that blends synergizes with other essential oils. There are many basil essential oil aromatherapy benefits, which is why it is often used in aromatherapy. There are a few common ways to obtain these benefits, such as with a diffuser, in a spray (we recommend trying basil hydrosol), or inhaling from the bottle. Is basil essential oil safe though? Of course! Many people reach for this essential oil to help ease breathing when they are ill or even applying a diluted basil oil blend to the skin to help with skin conditions. In aromatherapy, basil essential oil is stimulating and helps with focus. It’s great for when you need a sharp mind to work on projects.
Important Note: The information provided within the Essential Oil Properties & Profiles area is intended for educational purposes only. This data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
General Safety Information: Do not take any essential oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use essential oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an essential oil that you’ve never used before.
Shelf Time: 3 years when it is store in a cool dry place protected from sunlight.