$4.38 – $27.92
Aroma: herbaceous, lively, spicy
Extraction: Steam Distillation
Part Used: Leaf
Basil is a wonder for those who suffer from mental exhaustion. If you’re experiencing brain fog, or just getting run down while studying or at work, experiencing the energizing effects of Basil might be just what you need. The spicy, lively scent of Basil is uplifting and invigorating, while it helps relieve depression and nervous tension.
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Anxiety & Stress
- Cognitive Function
- Cold, Flu
- Earache & Ear Infection
- Muscle Aches/Fatigue
- Muscle Spasms
- Nausea/Motion Sickness/Vomiting
- Respiratory Health
- Wounds: Infection
Available Sizes & Bottle Styles
- Aromatherapy Style Bottles come in 2 ml, 5ml, 10ml, and 30ml and are 100% pure & potent therapeutic essential oil
- Our Ready-to-Go Roll-on Style Bottle comes in a 10ml size and is made of 100% pure & potent therapeutic grade essential oil expertly mixed with high quality carrier oil to make these roll-ons ready to use on-the-go with the ideal balance of aroma, potency & safety.
Apply diluted oil to bottom of feet to increase immune function
Apply less than 1 drop (use toothpick or Q-tip) diluted with carrier oil to mouth sores to promote healing
Use 1-2 diluted drops diluted as a chest rub to aid healthy respiratory function
INTERNALLY: (see internal use safety recommendations)
Dilute with carrier oil & add to cold or hot beverage to increase immune function and aid healthy digestion
Add 1-10 diluted drops to capsule
Add 1-2 diluted drops to water and gargle to at first sign of sickness or to soothe irritated throat
Add 1 drop to marinades, or italian dishes to enhance the flavor of foods. To maintain therapuetic benefits, add after heating food
Hazards: skin sensitization (low risk)
Our Recommendations: If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have liver or kidney disfunction, consult your physician before use. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes, and sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children.
If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (If it is not already diluted, dilute with a carrier oil).
Store in a covered or dark, airtight container in the refrigerator or cool area for longest shelf life.
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Skin Penetration Enhancer
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