Active Ingredients: Methyl chavicol: 73.78% , Linalool: 20.6%
Certified Organics: This Organic Oil is NOP Certified. The National Organic Program develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products. The QAI also accredits the certifying agents (foreign and domestic) who inspect organic production and handling operations to certify that they meet USDA standards.
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum L.
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Steam distilled from the flowering tops of the Ocimum Basilicum, this oil is almost colourless to a pale yellow with a sweet spicy, slightly green, fresh, with a faint balsamic woody back note and a lasting sweetness.
Color: Pale yellow to amber colour liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Organic Basil Oil has a sweet-spicy, fresh aroma with a faint balsamic woody undertone.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli and Rosemary.
Common Uses: Organic Basil Oil is praised in Ayurvedic medicine for its ability to strengthen compassion, faith and bring clarity. Traditionally, it has also been used to relieve muscular aches and pains, colds and flu, hay fever, asthma, bronchitis, mental fatigue, anxiety, and depression. In aromatherapy Basil is used to soothe and uplift. It is popular with massage therapists for alleviating tension and stress in their patients. It also helps to clear the sinuses, so it is a favoured ingredient by naturopaths when treating many respiratory ailments. When applied in dilution, Basil is reputed to be a good insect repellent, while the linalool's mild analgesic properties are known to help to relieve insect bites and stings.