This popular culinary herb produces its oil by steam distillation of the leaves and flowering tops of the plant. There are many chemotypes of this oil but this chemotype has a higher percentage of thymol, which is regarded as being useful for respiratory and throat infections. Sweet basil is enlivening, comforting and helpful for clarity and strength of mind as well as body systems as it has beneficial action on the respiratory and digestive systems.
How to use SOiL - Essential Oil - Sweet Basil 10mlCan be used for massage when diluted with a SOiL carrier oil or can be used in a diffuser. Please note contra-indications before using essential oils: Allergies: We recommend that people with allergies should test a tiny amount of oil on a small area on the inside of their arm before using the oil. Epilepsy and High Blood Pressure: It is recommended that certain oils should be avoided by those suffering from epilepsy of high blood pressure. Please read contraindications carefully and consult your physician if in doubt. Pregnancy: There are a number of essential oils which are contraindicated during pregnancy, although the list will change with each book or website used. We do not advise using essential oils during pregnancy as people may react differently and we do not have access to individual’s case histories. Having said that, it is known that there are many essentials oils that are useful during pregnancy and labour. Therefore we advise our customers to read information available in books and on the internet and to make informed choices about the products you use.
Ingredients in SOiL - Essential Oil - Sweet Basil 10mlOcimum basilicum
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