The botanical name of Basil Linalool is Ocimum basilicum. The essential oil is made by steam distillation. I knew that basil is used in cooking, but I had no idea how useful it was for so many things. For example, basil essential oil can be used for muscle spams as well as for adrenal fatigue. This is all because of the properties of basil.
Basil Linalool Essential Oil Properties
Basil Linalool Essential Oil Uses
All these properties allow this essential oil to be used for so many things.
It can be used for all of these things:
- Adrenal fatigue
- Mental fatigue
- Muscle spasms
- Menstrual issues
- Emotional balance
- Bug bites
- Insect repellant
To use basil for any of the above, mix 1 drop of basil with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil and apply topically to your affected area. For example, if it’s for adrenal fatigue, apply the mixture to your adrenal glands as well as on your feet. For menstrual issues, apply it on your lower abdomen where your ovaries are and where your cramps are.
You can also diffuse 3 to 4 drops of basil in your diffuser for emotional balance.
Basil Linalool Essential Oil Cautions
Avoid using basil while you are pregnant or if you have epilepsy.
Also, basil is a relaxant, so using it too much may damage your body’s organs. It is a strong oil, so dilution is always recommended.
Please refer to this dilution chart when diluting your essential oils. It is recommended that you dilute any essential oil that you use regardless of brand. Essential oils are strong and very potent and many can and do cause skin sensitivity, especially with children.
Plant Therapy has this awesome dilution chart you can reference.
For babies, dilute at 0.5% or even 0.25% (half of the 0.5% amount. So, use 3 drops of your essential oil and dilute it in 4 teaspoons of carrier oil for 0.5% or 8 teaspoons of carrier oil for 0.25%.
Use the 1% dilution ratio for daily use. Mix 3 essential oil drops for every 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.
If you need a stronger dose for a short period of time, use the 5% dilution ratio by adding 15 essential oil drops for every 2 teaspoons of carrier oil.
For really, really severe situations, you can up it to 10 percent dilution ratio for small acute areas of concern. For this, you would mix 15 essential oil drops for every teaspoon of carrier oil.
Recommended Essential Oil Brands
Because essential oils have therapeutic properties that make them so useful in our lives, you want to make sure that the essential oils you purchase are pure and contain all of the healing components that you are looking for. Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous companies out there that sell diluted oils or even fake oils that will do you harm if you use them for therapeutic purposes.
The companies that I recommend and who consistently receive positive reviews on their essential oils are these: