Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Main Constituents: Methyl chavicol (estragole): 70-76% and Linalool: 16-19%
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Part of Plant: Leaves
Description & Colour: Colourless to a pale amber with a thin consistency
Aromatic Summary: Basil has a sweet, spicy, fresh scent with a faint balsamic, woody back note and a lasting sweetness that makes for a strong top note.
Storage: Transfer out of any metal and shipping containers (used for safe shipping), keep in dark glass container
Safety Notes: For external use only; dilute before use. May cause skin irritations, a skin test is recommended prior to use, avoid contact with eyes. Avoid during pregnancy.
Usage: Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antistress, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, sedative, stimulant (adrenal, facilitate childbirth), stomachic, tonic, and vermifuge. Basil can be used in aromatherapy, Bathing, inhalation, massage, and vaporizer/diffuser.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli, and Rosemary.
Basil has been used for centuries as a medicinal remedy to treat migraines and chest infections. In Greek, its name means 'royal remedy' or 'king'.