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    Posted: February 01 2003 at 7:10pm
Hi,

I have heard that basil oil is wonderful for stimulating hair growth but I am wondering what effect it has from an aromatherapy view? Does anyone know?

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hi Sarah; Here's some info for you.

Aromatherapeutic Effects; Basil (Sweet)
Ocimum Basilicum

Calming
Mood Uplifting
Helps relieve mental fatigue (in small amounts)
Improves mental clarity and memory
promotes restful sleep
Sharpens the senses
Reduces Stress
Helpful for meditation.

Effects on the body; Cooling
Lessens pain
Improves digestion
Stimulates lactation in nursing mothers
Helpful in reduction of cellulite deposits
Purifying.

Precautions; Essential oil of Basil can irritate the
skin. In large amounts the oil can be toxic.

Rosemary; is also great for hair and scalp, with many of the same effects and benifits.
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Ok, Here is another great hair essential oil.


Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis (Spain).* A strong, fresh scent characteristic of this cooking herb. Used as a fragrance and a flavor. Traditionally used in treating a wide range of issues including respiratory, circulatory, digestive, muscular, skin and hair problems.
Rejuvenating, Stimulating, Uplifting
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Scalp Stimulating Shampoo
8 oz. Unscented Shampoo
50 drops Rosemary
20 drops Ylang Ylang
15 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Bay

ENJOY!
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