Basil, Sweet - Organic
Koru Essential Oils Organic Sweet Basil
Notes From The Koru Oils Lab™ -
Imagine walking through an organic herb garden and the aroma of freshly grown basil leaves surrounds you. This is the scent of the live flowering shrub, with the intensely aromatic dark purple flowers. The variety used for this oil is Basil, Sweet ct. Linalool, the most commonly used Basil for aromatherapeutic purposes. Unique to this species is a cool and soft woody aroma because of the linalool content.
Name : Basil, Sweet (Ocimum basilicum)
Origin : Egypt
Cultivation : Organic
Extraction Method : Steam Distilled
Plant Part : Leaves and Tops
Aroma : Intensely aromatic, sweet, clean, bright, herbaceous, green, light balsamic undertone, extremely fresh
Appearance : Colorless to pale yellow, transparent liquid
Primary Constituents : Linalool, 1,8-Cineole, Eugenol, Trans-Alpha-Bergamotene
Precautionary Advice : Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition consult your doctor. External use only. Always dilute. Low risk of skin sensitization due to methyl chavicol (estragol) and methyl eugenol content; a maximum dermal use level of 3.3% is recommended.1 A skin patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
1. Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 206.