Essential Oils are the fragrant essences of plants in their purest, most concentrated state. Steam distilled, cold pressed or CO2 extracted, these Essential Oils are the plant’s soul, extracted to bring The Essence of “Well-being” into your life. They are highly potent extracts that have been referred to by Ayurvedic medicine as “liquid sun energy”.
Aromaland has been supplying the world with Essential Oils since 1986 and is known for their huge selection and dedication to quality. The characteristics of Essential Oils can vary like wine. Depending on the species, the location, the ground and weather conditions, the environmental circumstances and the expertise and care given by the farmer and distiller, the oil of the same plant can vary strongly from supplier to supplier. When you order from Aromaland you know you are getting the best quality in the world and not a commercial grade essential oil.
Aroma:The aromas of the various Basils are so different that it has been suggested to classify them according to the aroma, instead of botanical relationship. This particular one resembles the basil that is commonly grown in the Western countries and used for Italian cuisine. It is light, fresh, fruity-spicy with a balsamic, anise-like undertone.Latin Name:Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin:Comoros
Cultivation Method:Conventionally Grown
Extraction Method:Steam Distilled
Extracted From:Whole plant
Aromatherapy Properties:Warming and toning. Restoring peace of mind and counteracting depression. Clarifying, uplifting, energizing.
Suggested Use:Apply a few drops to a tissue and inhale; or add to a diffuser. This is great to wake up and get your brain cells going, while staying centered and conscious.
Blend Basil Essential Oil with Grapeseed or Olive Oil to make it less concentrated. Then add it to sauces and salad dressings, or stir into savory dishes before serving. Tastes just like freshly harvested basil!
History:Basil originates in India, but is widely used all over the world. It is an herbaceous member of the mint family. Sweet Basil is very characteristic for Italian cuisine. The botanical name “Ocimum” may come from the Greek “to smell”, and it is sometimes used to imitate the smell of Lily of the Valley in soaps and fragrances.
Specific Safety Information:Non-toxic, skin-irritant in high concentration. Avoid if pregnant. GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.