Basil Essential Oil 15ml
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum L.
Methyl chavicol: 70-78%
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: This is almost colorless to a pale amber colour with a thin consistency.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: 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.
Blends With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli, and Rosemary.
Product Tidbits: In Greek its name means 'royal remedy' or 'king'. In the 16th century, powdered basil was used to treat migraines and chest infections. The ancient Egyptians believed that it would open the gates of heaven to a dying person, and the Hindus use Basil sprigs to protect the dead from evil while in transition between lives. Western European lore sometimes claimed that it was a symbol of evil, while the Eastern Orthodox Church used it in the making of holy water.
Commononly Used For- energizing and uplifting the mind and mood, mental clarity, repel insects, antibacterial, headaches, cough and congestion, digestive complaints- gas, bloating, nausea
amber glass round bottle; dropper cap 15 ml (0.5 oz) height: 2.6" diameter: 1.1" *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.