New Zealand Candle Supplies
Basil Essential Oil
|Botanical Name||Ocimum Canum|
|Plant Part||Leaves & Flowers|
Description: Basil essential oil is highly aromatic with hints of lemon, mint, pepper and aniseed. It's crisp aroma is used to help clear the mind and help with mental focus and concentration as well as alleviating fatigue and calming the body and muscles from fear.
Properties: Basil essential oil can be used to help open the sinuses and treat headaches and coughs. With high levels of antioxidants basil essential oil can improve digestion and respiratory circulations and repel insects while cleaning the air.
Basil essential oil blends well with: Black Pepper essential oil, Caraway essential oil, Camphor essential oil, Cedarwood essential oil, Fennel Seed essential oil, Rose Geranium essential oil, Grapefruit essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Lemon essential oil and Neroli essential oil.
Contraindications/Cautions: Basil essential oil is high in estragole which can be harmful when used for long periods as well as during pregnancy and during breastfeeding. It can cause skin irritation, especially upon contact with sensitive areas.