From Wholesale Essential Oils, pure 'Spicy' Basil Essential Oil. Our Basil comes from Vietnam and has a minty-cooling aroma that offers a distinctive licorice-like note. This one, also called ‘Spicy’ for it’s high methyl chavicol content, is used to stimulate hair growth. Traditionally it is used as an anti-fungal, anti-spasmodic and sedative. This 'Spicy' Basil Essential Oil can be sampled and is available for bulk wholesale up to 1kg or more.
ABOUT THE OIL
Basil of the methyl chavicol chemotype is also known as spicy, exotic, or Reunion basil is has been found to have potent antimicrobial and antifungal properties. It may be used with discretion in blends calling for Sweet basil but it is recommended as a supplement not as a substitute.
Renowned as a mental stimulant, Basil can be used to brighten the mind, clarify thoughts and counteract fatigue.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
Application and Use
Over and improper use of 'Exotic' or 'Spicy' Basil should be avoided, as it can over-stimulate the nervous system. The Methyl Chavicol type is still relatively safe, though should not be used during pregnancy. Otherwise it is a non-toxic, non-irritant with possible sensitivity in some individuals. Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. For children, always choose the 'Sweet' or 'Linalool' type Basil.