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Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum basilicum)

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Basil Essential Oil is a versatile and beneficial oil with a wide range of applications. Whether you are looking to promote digestion, relieve anxiety, or treat a skin condition, basil essential oil can be a helpful addition to your natural health regimen.


Basil Essential Oil has a wide array of benefits, ranging from promoting digestion to relieving anxiety.

  • Digestion: Basil Essential Oil can help to settle the stomach and relieve digestive discomfort. Its carminative properties help to expel gas from the intestines, while its antispasmodic properties can help to relieve cramps.
  • Cold and Flu: Basil Essential Oil is effective in treating cold and flu symptoms. Its antiviral and antibacterial properties help to fight the infection, while its expectorant properties help to clear congestion.
  • Skin Care: Basil Essential Oil can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions. Its antibacterial properties make it effective in treating acne, while its anti-inflammatory properties can help to soothe irritated skin. It can also be used to treat insect bites and stings.
  • Hair Care: Basil Essential Oil can promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. Its antiseptic properties help to keep the scalp clean and free of infections, while its stimulating properties can improve circulation to the scalp.
  • Anxiety: Basil Essential Oil is very calming and can help to ease anxiety and tension. It is particularly helpful in instances of nervousness or stress-induced headaches.

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Mockingbird Apothecary & General Store does not recommend ingestion of essential oils. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Mockingbird Apothecary products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    This essential oil can be used in a diffuser or diluted with a carrier oil and used topically. It is important to consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any essential oils, especially if you are pregnant or nursing.

    When diffusing this essential oil blend, start with 4-6 and increase as needed.

    To use this essential oil blend topically, dilute with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil or coconut oil at a ratio of 2-3 drops of essential oil per 1 teaspoon of carrier oil. Apply to the desired area and massage in.

    If you are using this essential oil blend on children, be sure to use a very low dilution ratio. A general rule of thumb is 1 drop of essential oil per 4 ounces (120 ml) of carrier oil.

    As with any essential oil, it is important to do a patch test before using topically. Place a small amount of the diluted essential oil blend on the inside of your elbow and wait 24 hours to see if there is any irritation.

    If you are pregnant or nursing, be sure to consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before using essential oils.

    Essential oils are potent plant extracts and should be used with caution. Store in a cool, dark place away from children and pets.

    Do not take essential oils internally unless you are working with a qualified healthcare practitioner.

    If you experience any adverse reaction when using essential oils, discontinue use and consult a qualified healthcare practitioner.

    This essential oil blend is for external use only.

    The information provided in this article is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any essential oils.

    Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum basilicum)



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