Fair Trade: This variety of Basil Essential Oil is certified by FairTSA. Fair Trade products ensure that producers, workers, and farmers receive fair wages and prices for their hard work. The Fair Trade Premium, a supplementary amount of money, creates a fund that is used to improve the lives of these farmers and their communities.
Certified Organics: This Organic Oil is NOP Certified. The National Organic Program develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products. The QAI also accredits the certifying agents (foreign and domestic), who inspect organic production and handling operations to certify that they meet USDA standards.
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum L.
Methyl chavicol: 70-76%
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: The appearance of this oil ranges from colorless to a pale yellow / Thin consistency
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Basil Oil has a fresh, sweetly-spicy scent with a faint balsamic, woody back note and a lasting sweetness that makes for a strong top note.
Product Abstract: In Greek, the name Basil means “royal remedy” or “king.” In the 16th century, powdered Basil was used to treat migraines and chest infections. The ancient Egyptians believed that it would open the gates of Heaven to a dying person, the Hindus believed that it would protect the dead from evil while they transitioned between lives, and the Eastern Orthodox Church used Basil to make holy water.
Cautions: For external use only; dilute before use. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
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