BASIL    Ocimum basilicum   Herb    NOT FOR USE DURING PREGNANCY      Egypt        

10ml @$19.00      1oz @$55.00     

          Ocimum basilicum essential oil comes from the steam distilled flowering tops and leaves of this delightful herb. I have grown this remarkable herb for decades, the teeny tiny flowers to eat are a treat. Basil loves to grow where the moonlight shines and it also likes to have quite a bit of sun in the daytime. I scatter seeds in the soil whenever and wherever I have moved through the years and it usually flourishes. I have been gathering the seeds from the heirloom plants and sharing them for decades. Along with being a very pleasant aromatic culinary herb it has magic to share; basil is held in legend to bring good fortune and prosperity.

         Being thought provocative, this quintessential oil is intensely awakening and mind stimulating, encouraging positive actions often creating abundance. As it stimulates the adrenal cortex, Basil will increase intelligence and memory through concentration, clarity and focus. Inhalation of this  scent will uplift, easing anxious or fearful dispositions. This reverent leaf is known to assist in the creation of sympathy between people, therefore keeping peace.

         There are numerous health benefits obtained with the usage of Basil. Being that this has a rather powerful aromatic profile, it is best when utilized in addition with other essential oils in botanical body blends. As well as providing activation of the mind it increases circulation. Through the actions of the many health giving molecules contained within this plant oil it assists with the digestive process, easing bronchitis and reducing muscular aches. Other qualities include enhancement of immunity and the anti-venomous properties help to quicken repair of wounds.

          The Love Goddess Erzulie, who is a supreme protectress in Haiti is honored with Basil as an associative plant. Basil does protect in many ways through its positive and potent actions. It is a strong essential oil to be used in small proportions as a little goes far. Because of its potency it should be avoided in the essential oil form in times of pregnancy. Although one may really want to snip some from the garden for the kitchen. I like to use sprigs in a vase with other wildflowers to adorn the desk and tabletop. Basil is very fortuitous, conjuring  goodness and dispelling negativity.