Basil Essential Oil
Basil has a sweet, spicy, fresh scent that blends well with bergamot, clary sage, clove, lime, eucalyptus, juniper, lemon, neroli, and rosemary.
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum L.
Other Names: Sweet Basil, St. Joseph wort, Tulsi, Tulasi, Krishnamul, Kala Tulasi
Deities: Vishnu, Krishna, Erzulie
Magic Use: Love, Exorcism, Wealth, Flying, Protection, Visionary, Fertility, Funeral, Consecration, Immortality, Purification. Burn basil to exorcise negativity from the home. To do a really thorough cleansing and protection of yourself and your home, also sprinkle a little basil in each corner of each room in the house and add to your bathwater. Burn basil for visions questing. Use it in rites of exorcism and in the ritual bath. Bush basil is an outstanding herb for rituals of death and dying. This pungent herb may be added to the incense or infused to provide the holy water for aspurging. This variety of basil is used in correspondence with the Death card. The scent brings happiness to the home and will protect you in crowds. Make a basil charm and carry on your person or hang in your car to aid in safe trips. Basil is used to mend lovers' quarrels and brings good luck to a new home. The scent of basil causes sympathy between two people and so is worn to avoid major clashes. To foretell relationships place two basil leaves on burning charcoal. If the leaves fly apart so will the relationship. If the leaves burn quietly the lovers will be in bliss. To promote fidelity sprinkle basil over your or your partner’s heart. Place basil leaves in your wallet to help in the aid of monetary needs. Sage ties are used for luck - Carry basil in your pocket for luck in gambling. Sprinkle crushed basil in your storefronts for flourishing business. Witches flying ointment is made with the juice of basil. Use basil oil in room diffusers to promote tranquility. Basil leaves put on computers is said to keep them working.
Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.