SOiL Organic Sweet Basil Essential Oil
This popular culinary herb produces its organic essential oil by steam distillation of the leaves and flowering tops of the plant. There are many chemotypes of this oil but this chemotype has a higher percentage of thymol, which is regarded as being useful for respiratory and throat infections.
- Natural & Organic
- Suitable for Vegans
- EcoCert Certified
Sweet basil is enlivening, comforting and helpful for clarity and strength of mind as well as body systems as it has beneficial action on the respiratory and digestive systems.
Essential oils are the highly concentrated active ingredients of plants. They should always be diluted in a base before use and should not be taken internally without professional recommendation.
Baths: Add 5 to 10 drops of essential oil(s) to a warm run bath. If skin is sensitive, blend the essential oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil first. Close the door so the vapours dont escape. Soak for at least 10 minutes relaxing and breathing deeply. For added moisturising dilute the oils in 10ml of carrier before adding to the bath.
Massage: Add 5 to 6 drops of essential oil per 10ml of carrier oil. Mix thoroughly and apply liberally to the skin.
Inhalations:Add 4 - 5 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over your head, close your eyes and lean over the bowl. Inhale the vapour for a few minutes.
Burners and Diffusers: Fill the bowl of the burner/vaporiser with water and then add 3 to 6 drops of essential oil. Light the candle and the oil will evaporate as the water heats up. Do not let the bowl dry out.
Compress: Recommended when the area is too painful to massage. Dip a towel or cloth in 4-5 drops of essential oil and 200ml hot or hold water and wring out. Cover the affected area with this compress. Then place a plastic wrap over this and a towel or blanket on top. Leave the compress on for 2-4 hours