Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Basil
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- Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Basil oil comes from the leaves and flowers of Ocimum basilicum plants.
Properties[edit | edit source]
Emotional[edit | edit source]
Soothes anxiety and depression.
Respiratory[edit | edit source]
Relieves sinus congestion and bronchitis.
Skin[edit | edit source]
Helps acne and soothes insect bites.
Caution[edit | edit source]
- Don't use basil oil during pregnancy.
- It may irritate sensitive skin.