Basil ct Linalool Essential Oil

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Distilled from the leaf, Basil has a very herby, clear aroma that may help concentration and memory loss. Basil is warming and tonic.

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Description

Basil ct Linalool | Latin Name: Ocimum Basilicum Linalool | Family: Labiatae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Herbs, Flowering Tops, Leaves

This is colourless to pale yellow liquid with a light fresh spicy-sweet scent and balsamic undertone.

The many varieties of Basil originate from Asia and the Pacific Islands. The broadly oval and pointed green leaves support lovely purple-white flowers on a sixteen-inch stem. Swarms of bees hover around this plant in summer. North Africa, France, Cyprus, and Seychelles give us the essential oil though European variety is said to be the best quality. Mainly produced in the Comoro Islands but also processed in Madagascar.

Blends

Blends well with: Bergamot, Black pepper, Clary Sage, Geranium, Hyssop, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa, Neroli, Citronella, Geranium, and Sandalwood.

Basil is a TOP note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours

Properties

Basil is antispasmodic, antiseptic, antiviral, carminative, a nervous system regulator and a decongestant.  This means that it is useful against gout, muscle spasm, gastroenteritis, sluggish digestion, ulcers, hypotension, anxiety and stress, as well as congestion in the breast and dry eczema.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk tradition

Basilicum is from the Greek word “basilcos” meaning royal. A mix up with the Latin Basilicus referring to serpent briefly gave basil an unsavoury reputation. Unscrupulous magicians thought they could create scorpions by crushing Basil between two stones. Wiser Indian folklore held Basil sacred to Krishna and Vishnu, endowing it with protective qualities. Indeed some Indian tribes chew basil leaves before taking part in religious ceremonies to gain inspiration.

Safety Data and MSDS

Relatively non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals. Avoid during pregnancy.

Alcohols (linalool), <60%

Basil ct Linalool MSDS
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