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Name: Basil

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

Main Constituents: Methyl chavicol (estragole): 70-76% and Linalool: 16-19%

Origin: India

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.

Flashpoint: 72°C

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'.

This information is for education purposes only and in no way is meant to serve as medical or professional advice. We are not responsible for any products made using these oils or the outcome of any application thereof. As always we recommend testing all products.