Basil Essential Oil*
*This oil is produced from unsprayed crops - meaning that it is organically grown but not certified.
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Plant Origin: Egypt
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves, stems, and flowers (organically grown but not certified)
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%
Basil Essential Oil may support the body's proper natural response to and assist in maintaining a healthy state of the following:
- Adrenal Glands - Addison’s Disease - Schmidt's Syndrome
- Crohn's Disease
- Cushing's Disease
- Ears - Ringing - Hearing Impairment - Tinnitus
- Insect Repellent
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Enteritis
- Muscle Spasm
- Sprains & Torn Ligaments
- Varicose Veins - Spider Veins
For more information about Basil essential oil click here.
- antibacterial - prevents bacterial growth
- anti-infectious - prevents uptake of infection
- antiseptic - destroys and prevents the development of microbes/bacteria
- antispasmodic - prevents and eases spasms, convulsions, or cramps
- carminative - expels gas (flatulence), easing abdominal pain and bloating
- digestive - promotes or aids digestion
- restorative - helps strengthen and revive the body systems
- stomachic - digestive aid and tonic; improving the appetite
- 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:
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.
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.
GC/MS Key Constituents
1.8 - cineole 7.17%
germacrene D 1.96%
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