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Basil ct. linalool (Ocimim basilicum)

Basil is an annual herb. There are many varieties of Basil cultivated all over the world. Each variety produces a unique essential oil which is dependent on environmental factors such as temperature, rainfall, geographic location and soil.
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Essential Facts

Plant Parts : Flowers, Leaves

Botanical Family : Lamiaceae

Chemical Family : Monoterpenols

Country of Origin : Egypt

Method of Extraction : Steam distillation

Cultivation Method : Certified Organic

Aroma : Spicy, sweet and fresh with a balsamic woody undertone

Note Classification : Top/Middle

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Inshanti offers Basil ct. linalool, also known as "Sweet Basil”. This oil has a higher percentage of linalool. This oil is generally a safe and gentle oil.

Basil takes its name from Latin for a royal "basilicum,” possibly because the plant was so highly prized that it was considered the king among plants. According to tradition, basil protects from unfortunate destinies and evil spirits. In the Middle Ages, it was prescribed for melancholy and depression.

The 16th century herbalist John Gerard wrote:
The smell of basil… taketh away sorrowfulness and maketh a man merry and glad.

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All Inshanti's products are handcrafted in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. All Inshant's essential oils are carefully selected and GC/MS tested for purity! All Inshanti's ingredients are Wild Crafted, Ethically Farmed or Certified Organic!

This product has not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Aromatic Attributes:

  • Offers energetic protection
  • Brings clarity to the mind
  • Emotionally uplifting

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Anti-emetic – reduces the incidence and severity of nausea and vomiting
  • Anti-septic
  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Carminative – may assist in preventing gas
  • Cephalic – remedy for the head (in this case, clears the head)
  • Expectorant
  • Immune support
  • Basil is great to use in cooking – to spice up your favorite dishes!
  • Blend 6-10 drops of Basil to 1 oz. of carrier oil (olive oil or any vegetable oil, even lotion) and massage into sore, tight, cramping muscles.
  • Massage (using recipe above) into the neck area to help relieve tension headaches. Massage into belly to help relieve digestive issues. Massage into chest area to suppress coughing for several hours. This is a great blend to calm menstrual cramping.
  • Use as an inhaler for mental fatigue.

Recipes coming soon.

The linalool chemotype of Basil is a safe and gentle oil