Basil Essential Oil is a stimulating and energising oil which can help you to focus.
It's best used in daytime hours. It refreshes the mind - it's useful in cars to help maintain concentration on long journeys.
It's also good if you are suffering from a cold thanks to its qualities as an expectorant. It's also thought to have antiseptic and anti-viral properties.
Basil is a very lively oil and should be used in small amounts when blending with other oils as it can dominate blends very easily. It is often blended in a carrier oil to make an excellent sporting massage for use before and after sport or other physical activity.
Originating from India, Amphoras Basil essential oil is derived from the popular culinary herb.
You should not use Basil oil if you are pregnant or have an existing liver complaint.
Volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the flowering tops & leaves of Ocimum basilicum Linne (Fam. Labiatae).
Light fresh sweet and spicy scent with a balsamic undertone.
Strengthening, clearing and liberating. Clears the head. Gives strength and clarity to the mind.
Cineol, pinene and camphor, limalol, and 40 - 50 5 methylchavicol.
INCI name:Ocimum basilicum Oil
Basil means "Royal Remedy" or "King" in Greek.
DILUTE TO 5% OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW. AVOID DURING PREGNANCY AND IF YOU HAVE AN EXISITING LIVER COMPLAINT.
'Distilled from the well known culinary herb. Oil of Basil is an excellent aromatic nerve tonic. It clears the head and gives the mind strength and clarity. It is an effective aid for exam nerves' - Aromatherapy - A Guide For Home Use by Christine Westwood.