Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Basil

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Basil  flowers and leaves
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Basil oil comes from the leaves and flowers of Ocimum basilicum plants.

Properties[edit]

Emotional[edit]

Soothes anxiety and depression.

Respiratory[edit]

Relieves sinus congestion and bronchitis.

Skin[edit]

Helps acne and soothes insect bites.

Caution[edit]

  • Don't use basil oil during pregnancy.
  • It may irritate sensitive skin.