Botanical Name – Ocimum basilicum
Uses – Encourages alertness, revives tired and overworked muscles. Promotes assertiveness, integrity and clarity.
Also known as – Tropical Basil
Caution – Avoid in pregnancy. Use in low dilution on the skin.
Aroma– Sweet, spicy, liquorice-like
Extraction– Steam distillation
Part of Plant– Flowering heads
Country of Origin –India
Chemical Constituents – Methylchavicol, 1-8cineole, linalol
Organic Certificate – This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association, which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Association’s standards exceed the UK government’s minimum requirements for organic products in many areas, but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.