Basil Essential Oil
Botanical Name: (Ocimum basilicum)
Plant Origin: Egypt
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves, stems and flowers
Shelf Life: 5 years in proper storage conditions
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
Maximum Adult Topical Dilution: 1.5%
- anxiety, depression
- arthritis and rheumatism pain
- bowel regularity
- digestion: hiccoughs, inflammation, cramping
- ear ache
- heart: arrhythmia, arteriosclerosis, pulmonary arteries (decongestant), tachycardia
- headache and migraine
- insect bites, stings (also deterrent)
- intestinal issues and cramps
- menstrual problems (scanty periods), cramps, regulation
- mental and physical fatigue
- muscular aches, spasms, and contraction
- muscular dystrophy
- nausea and vomiting
- prostate: decongestant
- respiratory conditions: bronchitis, colds, flu, sinus infection
- skin inflammation: eczema, psoriasis, infection
- stress, tension
- whooping cough
- wounds: cuts, scrapes
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- antibacterial - prevents bacterial growth
- antidepressant - alleviates depression
- anti-infectious - prevents uptake of infection
- anti-inflammatory - reduces inflammation
- antiviral - inhibits the growth of virus
- antiseptic - destroys and prevents the development of microbes/bacteria
- antispasmodic - prevents and eases spasms, convulsions, or cramps
- calmative - a sedative or mild tranquilizer
- carminative - expels gas (flatulence), easing abdominal pain and bloating
- decongestant - reduces congestion such as mucus
- nervine - soothing and toning to the nerves and nervous system
- restorative - helps strengthen and revive the body systems
- tonic - strengthens or invigorates organs or the entire organism
Apply diluted to affected area as desired.
Ok for children 6+ with proper dilution.
Pregnancy safe with extra dilution.
Click here for the essential oil dilution chart.
Maximum Adult Topical Dilution: 1.5%
Diffuse or rub a drop on palms and inhale.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA.
Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (3. p. 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
Not for people with epilepsy.
Potentially cartinogenic, based on estragole and methyleugenol content; may inhibit blood clotting.
Should not be used on infants and small children.
General EO Cautions:
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
GC/MS Key Constituents
1.8 - cineole 7.17%
germacrene D 1.96%
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