Aroma: Fresh and green, with a balsamic and anise-like undertone
Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin: Comoros
Cultivation Method: Conventionally grown
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Whole plant
Perfumery Note: Top
Consistency: Thin liquid
Aromatherapy Properties: Very green and freshly uplifting. Restores peace of mind and counteracts gloom.
Suggested Use: Awaken with the aroma; stay centered and alert. Add this scent to a mood boosting blend. Sweet basil blends well with a wide variety of floral, citrus, spicy, and woody notes.
What is the difference between sweet basil and holy basil essential oil?
- Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) smells fresh, green, and balsamic. Its uplifting scent is high in linalool and eugenol.
- Holy basil (O. sanctum) has a sweet, spicy scent with a clove-like note. It is a sacred herb, with an aroma that can be used to purify the air and open breathing, especially during meditiation. Key constituents are eugenol and 1,8-cineole.
History: Basil varieties are grown in gardens around the world, and are a favorite culinary herb. Sweet basil is very characteristic of Italian cuisine.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Use in moderation with topical use; dilute to no less than 2% to avoid skin sensitization. Avoid with pregnancy, breastfeeding, young children, pets, sensitive skin, and certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not be evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.