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Basil 10ml - ECO Aroma

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Fresh, herby

Basil is one of those oils that can easily transition from your kitchen counter to your medicine cabinet. More than just sprucing up your salads and pasta sauces, it also helps relieve indigestion and revive dull skin and hair!

Belonging to the mint family, Basil is native to the tropical regions in central Africa to Southeast Asia. It has a warm, herbaceous and spicy aroma that is both uplifting and energising.

Basil essential oil has a myriad of health benefits which can be attributed to its properties as an antidepressant, antibacterial, antioxidant, nervine, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, tonic, analgesic, stimulant, and more. Quite a mouthful, right? Just goes to show this herb shouldn't be relegated to your spice rack!

This oil helps with a number of health issues such as nausea, anxiety, acne, bronchitis, colds, sinus congestion, menstrual problems, sinusitis, fatigue, just to name a few. It also contains antioxidants and collagen-boosting vitamin C for a more vibrant and younger-looking skin!

Trying to work but feels like your mind simply isn't 100% in it? Diffuse this oil to enhance alertness, curb your anxiety, and promote mental clarity!

Blends Well With: German & Roman Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Palamarosa, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Ylang ylang.

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Ingredients

ocimum basilicum (basil) oil

SKU: ECO058Categories: ECO. Aroma, Essential Oil Singles
Description

ECO. essential oils are sourced from ethical sources and chosen from suppliers specifically to contain the best active constituents. ECO. essential oil blends have been crafted and blended from the pure essences of plants; their single oils are 100% pure and natural, and highly concentrated with therapeutic properties.

How to use Essential Oils

Diffuse

Add 2-4 drops of essential oil to your diffuser after having added water to the fill line. Some oils may require 4-8 drops to be added.

Massage

Essential oils should always be diluted before applying to the skin. Blend essential oil with coconut oil, almond oil or any other suitable carrier oil for massage.

Inhalation

Essential oils suitable for inhalation should be diluted by adding 1-2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over your head and the bowl of water. With your eyes closed, inhale the scent for up to 5 minutes at a time.

Other uses

You can add 3-5 drops of essential oil to a full bath of water, or onto a face washer placed in the bottom of your shower.

Rollerbottles are handy for ‘on the go’ applications – simply fill a rollerbottle with your preferred carrier oil and add some drops of your essential oil. You can also fit a rollerball top to an essential oil bottle rather than using a separate bottle – make sure to dilute your oil however. If that sounds like too much work, you can simply purchase ready made rollerbottles.

Essential oils are great additions to bases to make your own personal care items such as soaps, face creams or shampoos. You can also use essential oils to help cut down on chemicals in your cleaning supplies. Make sure to check out our blog articles for more ideas!

Safety Caution

Essential oils are natural, but they are also concentrated. We recommend following basic safety precautions when using your oils:

  • Essential oils should not be ingested, unless it is under the guidance of a suitably qualified practitioner.

  • Do not use oils undiluted on the skin, unless the instructions permit otherwise. Many oils can cause irritation when placed directly on skin, particularly on sensitive areas such as the eyes or mouth. Some oils (particularly those in the citrus family) can cause photosensitivity if used prior to going out in the sun - please check instructions carefully.

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using essential oils. As a general guideline, oils should be avoided for the first four months of pregnancy and never used undiluted. Some oils should be avoided during pregnancy: Bay, Basil, Cedar wood, Clary Sage, Comfrey, Cypress, Fennel, Ginger, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Melissa, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sage & Thyme.

  • Children can be particularly affected by essential oils. Some oils should not be used in children under the age of 7, and specific dilution ratios are recommended depending on the essential oil and the age of the child. We recommend consulting an appropriate practitioner prior to using oils on children.