Essential Oils

Basil           Benzoin            Bergamot
Black Pepper            Carrot            Cedarwood
Chamomile Roman            Cinnamon            Clary Sage
Clove            Cypress            Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus Lemon            Fennel            Frankincense
Geranium            Ginger            Grapefruit
Jasmine            Juniperberry            Lavender
Lemon            Lemongrass            Marjoram
Melissa            Myrrh            Naartjie
Neroli            Niaouli            Orange (Sweet)
Patchouli            Peppermint            Petitgrain
Pine Needle            Rose            Rosemary
Sandalwood (west Indian)            Thyme
Ti – Tree            Ylang – Ylang

BASIL ESSENTIAL OIL

COMMON NAME:
Sweet BASIL, French Basil, Tulsi (Ayurvedic)

PROPERTIES & INDICATIONS:
MIND
Nerve tonic. Sharpens senses. Encourages concentration. Calms hysteria and has an uplifting effect on depression.

BODY
Superb with headaches especially migraine. Claimed to get rid of nasal polyps and earache. Could reduce allergies due to its effect on the adrenal cortex.
Often used for sinus congestion, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, flu and whooping cough.
Imitates the oestrogen hormone so is useful with menstrual problems, and gives rapid expulsion of the afterbirth.
Useful for wasp and insect bites.
May help to minimise uric acid levels and so relieve gout.

SKIN
Refreshing tonic action. May help to control acne.

OTHER USES:
Fine perfumery, soaps and dental products and savory foods.

BLENDS WELL WITH:
Bergamot, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa, Neroli, Sandalwood

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