Basil (Linalol) Essential Oil
Basil essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves and flowering tips of the popular ‘basil’ herb. Different chemotypes of Basil essential oil are available. CT Linalol is generally considered the safest to use in aromatherapy due to its lower estragole content. Estragole, also known as Methyl Chavicol, is a suspected carcinogen when used in high doses.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Extraction method: Steam Distilled
Safety Note: Avoid if pregnant or if your skin is sensitive. Do not use in high concentrations or for prolonged periods of time.
Skin: The high linalol content in Basil essential oil is believed to help repel insects.
Mind: Basil oil has a cephalic action which means that it helps to stimulate and clear the mind. It is an excellent choice for combating nervous disorders, intellectual fatigue and indecision.
Body: Basil essential oil is beneficial for headaches, migraines, muscle tension and pain. It has an affinity with the respiratory system and makes a warming inhalation for chesty coughs, bronchitis, asthma and sinus infections. It is a good tonic for the digestive system and may be of assistance in treating menstrual problems.
Blends well with: Most other herbs, Lemon, Lavender, Geranium, Peppermint
Allergen Listings: Eugenol 15% Geraniol 0.2% Citronellol 0.3% Limonene 1% Linalool 62%.