Basil is grown around the world in dozens of different forms as a spice and culinary plant. Some plants grow tiny leaves only a few inches tall before being harvested, while others can grow multiple feet tall and last year-round. Our basil essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of the Indian Ocimum basilicum.
- Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
- Country of Origin: India
- Extraction Method: Steam distillation
- Plant Part: Leaves
- Aromatic Scent: This variety has a sweet vaguely anise-like, mint, smoky odor
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli, and Rosemary
Basil essential oil is great for massage and to bring clarity. Diffuse, mix into blends or apply topically in 2-5% dilution.
In Greek its name means ‘royal remedy’ or ‘king’.
It is a beloved culinary plant of Indian, Asian, and Mediterranean countries.
Basil’s botanical name is Ocimum basilicum. Ocimum is derived from the Greek word osme, which means to smell.
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