As a natural anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibiotic and diuretic, basil has been used in traditional Asian Indian medicine practices for years. In the 16th century, the leaves were used to treat migraines and chest infections. And centuries ago, Italian women wore basil to attract possible suitors.
Ocimum basilicum L. (sweet basil) belongs to the Lamiaceae plant family, which includes about 200 species of various basil botanical varieties and forms grown around the world! With a naturally sweet, warm, spicy and herbal smell, basil oil can be used in multiple ways both internally and topically.
Do not use on open wounds. Since our oils are 100% pure and undiluted, care should be taken when applying directly to the skin. We recommend adding all of our essential oils to a carrier such as almond oil or jojoba oil before applying to skin. We also recommend thoroughly diluting all essential oils before ingesting.