Scientific name: Ocimum basilicum
Oil Origin: Leaves
Extraction: Steam distilled
Aroma: Fresh, light, spicy
Odor strength: Very high
Evaporation: Top note
Origin : India
Basil shares a common lineage with its native country India, having been cultivated there for over 5000 years. It quickly spread over the continent and found itself at home throughout the Mediterranean as well.
Basil essential oil contains a myriad of beneficial properties, most notably it’s anti-infectious and anti-bacterial properties. Studies have proven basil oil to effectively combat bacteria and fungus. Other virtues include its warming effect which promotes circulation and the stimulation of blood with vital nutrients. It is also considered antiviral and has had success in treating the herpes simplex virus. Its sharp scent helps to improve memory and surmount mental fatigue.
Basil (sweet) essential oil is a delightful addition to cosmetic preparations, personal care formulations, soaps, perfumery, and aromatherapy.
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This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.
Basil essential oil is reported to have potentially carcinogenic constituents. High risk individuals should be careful not to overexpose themselves to this oil. Please stay with in a 0.1% dilution ratio and use extra caution.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
"The results of this study suggest that the natural products derived from [Basil Sweet] O. basilicum may have potential use in the food and/or pharmaceutical industries as antimicrobial agents."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20645791
"The [Basil Sweet] essential oil has antimicrobial, antifungal, and insect-repelling, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, and antioxidant activities."
Complete Scientific Study Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4264302/