Sweet basil oil has a lively, herbaceous, spicy, anise-like, and camphorous scent that is useful as a middle-to-top note. The odor intensity is about a four out of five. Blending companions include lavender, rosemary, grapefruit, and woods. Medicinal... *
Sweet basil oil has a lively, herbaceous, spicy, anise-like, and camphorous scent that is useful as a middle-to-top note. The odor intensity is about a four out of five. Blending companions include lavender, rosemary, grapefruit, and woods. Medicinally, basil oil acts as a stimulant, a digestive, or an anti-spasmodic, while in terms of emotional well-being, the oil can be used to sharpen the senses, stimulate mental capacity, overcome indecision, and improve mental outlook; some believe it may even attract money! From this herbaceous culinary herb comes the delectable Italian dish 'pesto'. Basil's name means "royal" and it is considered sacred in India. There are many chemotypes, or chemical varieties, of this essential oil. The hundreds of cultivars can range in fragrance from cinnamon-spicy to geranium-like, from sharp to lemony.
Basil, French (Ocimum basilicum var album)
Labiatae or Lamiaceae.
Common basil, sweet basil.
Description and Distribution
A half-hardy or tender herb with highly aromatic leaves. It reaches a height of up to 3 feet (60 cms). Basil is native to tropical Asia and the Middle East, but is cultivated throughout Europe.
Steam distillation of the flowering tops and leaves.
Nature of the Oil
A colourless or pale yellow liquid, having a light, fresh sweet-spicy scent with a balsamic undertone. Its odour effect is at first enlivening, giving way to a warm, comforting feeling.
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All pure essential oils should be used with care. Do not apply directly into skin. A 2% dilution of essential oils to a base of carrier oil or lotion is recommended for all skincare and massage preparations.
100% Pure Basil Essential Oil
Avoid during pregnancy. It is advisable to use the oil in low concentrations of around 1 per cent as it can be highly irritant to skin. Better still, avoid skin applications and use in the vaporiser to perfume rooms.
Depending on the chemotype, this oil can be irritating to the skin. Do a patch test of any products first.
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