Sweet basil essential oil is extracted via steaming the leaves of the Ocimum Basilicum plant. It has a fresh uplifting scent and is often used to settle the nerves.
Sweet basil essential oil comes from India, and the oil is composed predominantly of methyl chavicol, and linool, which give the oil a sweet and fresh but cooling aroma.
In a diffuser, sweet basil essential oil provides tension relief and focus, and is often used in aromatherapy when studying or reading. It can also be applied to sore muscles or joints for a soothing effect, to aid in digestion, and to heal minor skin irritations.
The uplifting scent of sweet basil essential oil is inhaled to relieve headaches, particularly tension headaches, and settles and soothes the nerves for a calming effect.