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Latin name: Ocimum basilicum
Country of origin: USA
Part of the plant: Leaves and flowering tops
Obtained by: Steam distilled
Main biochemical components*: Methyl chavicol, linalol, limonene
Properties: Analgesic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, balancing, energizing, soothing, refreshing.


This single essential oil comes undiluted in a 10ML glass bottle.

Why Use

Physical uses: Muscle aches, muscle strain, muscle spasms such as menstrual and stomach cramps, indigestion, nausea, stiff joints, infections, respiratory congestion, coughs, nervous tension.


Skin care uses: Skin tonic, insect bites, minor skin infections, scalp tonic, insect repellent.


Psychological uses: Nervous tension, insomnia, mild depression, stress, anxiety, mental fog, mental fatigue.


Subtle uses: Clears and uplifts.


Notes: Use Basil, ct. methyl chavicol in a 1-5% dilution. Avoid during pregnancy and nursing.


*Chemical components: Chemical component percentages may vary. Emerald Oils offers a Certificate of Analysis for review.


It's no suprise that in addition to all the incredible benefits listed above, recent scientific studies have established that compounds in basil oil have potent antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-viral, and anti-microbial properties!

This USA Basil (Methyl chavicol) is considered a more peppery, herbacious cousin to the softer linalol basil perfumy oil found in Egypt. Both are excellent for immunity, cramping and mental alterness, however, this version is the preferred choice for soaps and household use making it a great all around choice to keep on hand!


Methods of Use


Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, have been proven to directly connect to the amygdala and the lymbic system in the brain where the seat of emotions is, as well as enter the blood stream just through smelling, offering mental, emotional and physical healing support. Our Creater YAHWEH is amazing in all His ways! 


Dry Inhalation: Put 1-3 drops of essential oil on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again. (Avoid touching your nose with the tissue.) OR, dilute with carrier oil and rub into your hands like lotion then cup your hands over your nose and mouth and breathe deeply through your nose, hold for 7 seconds, exhale and repeat. 


After Shower: After showering, while your skin is still wet, put 1-3 drops of essential oil in the palm of one of your hands and rub your hands together. Quickly and evenly spread the essential oil over your legs, arms, and torso. Avoid sensitive skin areas. For maximum skin hydration and to seal in moisture, apply cream, lotion, or body oil directly to damp skin.


Chest Rub: Mix 5-15 drops of essential oil in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion. apply to your upper chest and upper back.


Compress: Fill a basin with water. (Warm water relaxes and increases circulation. Cool water invigorates and relieves inflammation.) Add 3-5 drops of essential oil and briskly stir. Lay in a washcloth, wring and apply to the area in need for approximately 1-5 minutes. Dip, wring and apply 3 more times.


Diffusion: Follow the diffuser manufacturer’s instructions to fill the air with a therapeutic aroma. Easy alternatives when you don’t have a diffuser: Place 2-4 drops of essential oil on several cotton balls or tissues; place nearby or tuck into the grate of fan or air vent in your home or car.


Massage: Mix 6-30 drops of essential oil in 1 ounce of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion.


Scalp Oil: Mix 12-24 drops of essential oil in 2 ounces of fractionated coconut oil or jojoba, or a blend of both. Store in a glass bottle with a cap. Use approximately 1 teaspoon to massage into the scalp at night. Shampoo in the morning.


Spot Application: Mix 1-4 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil or aloe vera and apply to the area in need.


The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.


For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.


(This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)



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