Holy Basil - Essential Oil - 10ml - Certified Organic

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Holy Basil - Essential Oil - 10ml - Certified Organic
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Name: Holy Basil

Botanical name: Ocimum tenuiflorum L.   Synonym: Ocimum sanctum L.

Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Part Used: Leaves and flower buds

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Perfumery Note: Top

Aromatic Intensity: Strong

Aromatic Description: Warm, Spicy, Herbaceous, Almost sweet

Colour/Characteristics: Clear to a pale yellow

Main Chemical Constituents: Eugenol, 1,8-Cineole, Estragole, ß-Bisabolene, (Z)-α--Bisabolene, (E)-ß-Ocimene

Blends Well With: Bergamot, clary sage, geranium, lavender, cedarwood, sandlwood

Properties/Uses: Carminative, expectorant, antispasmodic.  May be sued to treat the symptoms of muscular spasms, respiratory conditions, cramps, menstrual issues, headaches, mental and physical fatigue.

Energetics: Holy basil has a relaxing, calming and soothing effect when inhaled therefore helping to reduce stress, anxiety and tension. It's warm, spicy aroma helps to uplift the mind and body and may help us with creative pursuits by stimulating and energising our focus and minds. 

Use: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil burner.

Safety: Tisserand & Young state - Hazards: May contain methyleugenol; drug interactions; may inhibit blood clotting; skin sensitisation (moderate risk); mucous membrane irritation (low risk).  Avoid during pregnancy and while breast feeding.  The IRFA recommend a maximum dermal limit of 0.05%.  

Conservation Status: Not listed.

 

We do not recommend these products as a replacement for traditional medicine.

Do Not Ingest.

Do Not Use Undiluted.

Keep Out Of Reach Of Children.

Discontinue Use If Irritation Occurs.

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