Basil Essential Oil is a stimulating and energising oil which can help you to focus. It's best used in daytime hours. It refreshes the mind - it's useful in cars to help maintain concentration on long journeys. It's also good if you are suffering from a cold thanks to its qualities as an expectorant. It's also thought to have antiseptic and anti-viral properties. Basil is a very lively oil and should be used in small amounts when blending with other oils as it can dominate blends very easily. It is often blended in a carrier oil to make an excellent sporting massage for use before and after sport or other physical activity. Originating from India, Amphoras Basil essential oil is derived from the popular culinary herb.You should not use Basil oil if you are pregnant or have an existing liver complaint.Volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the flowering tops & leaves of Ocimum basilicum Linne (Fam. Labiatae). Light fresh sweet and spicy scent with a balsamic undertone. Strengthening, clearing and liberating. Clears the head. Gives strength and clarity to the mind. Ingedients: Cineol, pinene and camphor, limalol, and 40 - 50 5 methylchavicol. INCI name: Ocimum basilicum Oil Instructions: Dilute in a carrier oil before skin application. Keep away from children and out of eyes. Do not take internally or apply undiluted to the skin. For further advice on using essential oils to treat medical conditions, we recommend you seek advice from a professional. Safety Advice: Please note that The Holistic Emporium or Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.