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|
|Aromatic Scent:||Sweet vaguely anise-like, mint, smoky odor|
|Blends Well With:||Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli, 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.