Basil essential oil reigned so supreme in ancient times it was dubbed the ‘royal oil’ and the word basilicum derives from the Greek word Basilicos meaning king or royal. Basil essential oil is cultivated throughout Europe and the USA, despite the plant originating from Asia and Africa.
Aroma: Top Note,
Perfume: Hot piercing scent, tangy, slightly spicy.
Blends well with: Bergamot, black pepper, clary-sage, geranium, lavender, neroli, sandalwood and verbena.
Part of plant used: leaves, flowers
Type of extraction: steam distilled
Country of origin: Italy
Precautions: Stupefying in high doses. Avoid in pregnancy. Irritant for sensitive skin.
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Packaging: recyclable blue glass bottle.