Organic Basil Oil-
Ocimum Basilicum L.
Aroma: Warm, spicy, herbaceous
Aromatherapy Benefits: Energizing, refreshing
Corresponding Element: Fire
Corresponding Planet: Mars
Benefits: Basil oil is used to improve both skin and hair. It's anti-bacterial properties make it an excellent treatment for acne and other skin infections. Adding a drop or two of the oil to shampoo works to strip away excess buildup, and used in a condtioner it will add natural luster to the hair. It has also been proven to be an effective treatment against microbes, yeasts, molds, and food-borne bacteria. It can disinfect wounds and help to prevent viral infections. In the home it works as a disinfectant to remove contaminants from the kitchen and bath, and can be used as a spray to purify the air. Basil is antispasmodic and can be used to treat whooping cough, asthma, bronchitis and sinus infection.
Energetic Uses: Used to promote love, overcome obstacles, and attract wealth, basil can also assist in providing energetic protection and restoring the vitality of the aura and subtle body system.
History and Folklore: The Ancient Egyptians believed that basil would assist in opening the gates of heaven for a dying person. Similarly,
the Hindus use basil to protect the dead from evil while transitioning between lives.
It has also been used as ingredient to make Holy Water in the Eastern Orthodox Church
Primary Chakra Activation: 5th (throat)
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam distilled
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.