Basil

Plant/part : Herb flowering tops and leaves (source: north africa, france, cyprus, seychelles)

Latin name : Ocimum basilicum

Family : Labiate

Note : Top

Extraction : Distillation

Aroma: It has a sweet liquorice-like fragrance. Perfume note: top. Very clear, sweet and lightly spicy.

Properties: Soothing, energizing, toning. Traditional use: deodorant, soothing agent, insect repellent, muscle relaxant. Invigorates body and spirit: helps refresh the mind allowing concentration, especially when tired. A good nerve tonic after a stressful day and seems to have an uplifting effect on depression.

Chemical constituents: Linalol, borneone, methylchavicol, camphor, cineole, citronella, eugenol, ocimene, pinene, limonene, sylvestrene (terpenes)

Precautions: Warning: do not use basil during pregnancy, can be a skin irritant.

Blends : Blends well with: lavender, bergamot, black pepper clary sage, geranium, marjoram, melissa, neroli, sandalwood.