Basil Sweet Essential Oil


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Aroma:The aromas of the various Basils are so different that it has been suggested to classify them according to the aroma, instead of botanical relationship. This particular one resembles the basil that is commonly grown in the Western countries and used for Italian cuisine. It is light, fresh, fruity-spicy with a balsamic, anise-like undertone.

Latin Name:Ocimum basilicum

Country of Origin:Comoros

Cultivation Method:Conventionally Grown

Extraction Method:Steam Distilled

Extracted From:Whole plant


Perfumery Note:Top

Consistency:Thin liquid.

Aromatherapy Properties:Warming and toning. Restoring peace of mind and counteracting depression. Clarifying, uplifting, energizing.

Suggested Use:Apply a few drops to a tissue and inhale; or add to a diffuser. This is great to wake up and get your brain cells going, while staying centered and conscious.

Blend Basil Essential Oil with Grapeseed or Olive Oil to make it less concentrated. Then add it to sauces and salad dressings, or stir into savory dishes before serving. Tastes just like freshly harvested basil!

History:Basil originates in India, but is widely used all over the world. It is an herbaceous member of the mint family. Sweet Basil is very characteristic for Italian cuisine. The botanical name "Ocimum" may come from the Greek "to smell", and it is sometimes used to imitate the smell of Lily of the Valley in soaps and fragrances.

Specific Safety Information:Non-toxic, skin-irritant in high concentration. Avoid if pregnant. GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.