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Basil Organic Essential Oil

Basil Organic Essential Oil
Product Rating: 4.8/5 (As per 8 Customer Reviews)


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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.

Main Constituents:
Methyl chavicol: 70-78%
Linalool: 17-22%

Plant Part: Leaves

Origin: India

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: This is almost colorless to a pale amber colour with a thin consistency.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Basil has a sweet, spicy, fresh scent with a faint balsamic woody back note and a lasting sweetness that makes for a strong top note.

Blends With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli, and Rosemary.

Product Abstract: In Greek its name 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, and the Hindus use Basil sprigs to protect the dead from evil while in transition between lives. Western European lore sometimes claimed that it was a symbol of evil, while the Eastern Orthodox Church used it in the making of holy water.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. 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.

NOTE: We have a No Return policy on any unsealed organic products as per our compliance with the QAI Organic Certification Program.
Prop 65 WarningWARNING Prop 65: This product contains a component which is listed under California Proposition 65. California residents will receive this product labeled accordingly.
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Rating: Star
I’m obsessed with the smell of this oil. It smells so sweet and I love food and spicy smells. It doesn’t smell like basil seasonings but more of a licorice candy smell and I love it! I wear it like perfume but it’s better because it’s strong without synthetic chemicals. Oh yeah, it has other good benefits as well.

By: , Port Huron, Michigan
Loyal Customer Since: 26-Jul-2012

Rating: Star
Great EO. Love the scent, although a bit on the sweeter side for me. I have used it in CP soap making. Very uplifting and fresh.

By: , Austin, Texas
Loyal Customer Since: 20-Feb-2018

Rating: Star
This EO is great for oil control, and does very well in natural hair products. It is, however, a touch too sweet for my nose, and others constantly comment on the black licorice note it leaves beware of this. I like to restrict its use so that it does its job without leaving too much a scent.

By: , San Francisco, California
Loyal Customer Since: 27-Feb-2016

Rating: Star
This is a really interesting aroma. It doesn't smell like food at all to me, which is a good thing. There's so much more to it than what you get when you take a whiff of basil from a spice jar. Warm, spicy, and sweet. I haven't used it yet, but I think it would be nice diffused with lemon. It's said to help with concentration and alertness. I also want to experiment with it in a perfume blend. Love it when I can get organic oils at low prices!

By: , Katy, Texas
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Loyal Customer Since: 14-Mar-2011

Rating: Star
It was love at first whiff for this organic basil eo. I had no idea what to expect. I diffused it by itself to really enjoy the aroma, which reminds me vaguely of licorice, sweet and spicy at the same time. It is very soothing and comforting.

By: , Streetsboro, Ohio
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 20-Aug-2008

Rating: Star
I really like this essential oil. I mix it with Ginger and Peppermint for pain. My thumb had been hurting allot and when I apply this mixture the pain goes away. It has been very helpful. I mix 20 drops of basil, 10 drops of ginger and 2 drops of peppermint with sweet almond oil in a 10ml roll-on bottle. I had given some to another lady whose hands were quite painful, and it help her with the arthritis. It has a nice smell.

By: , New Auburn, Wisconsin
Loyal Customer Since: 22-Nov-2012

Rating: Star
I like to add this as just one of several parts of my sleep clear formula to help insomnia and clear the airways to help snoring and sleep apnea, along with marjoram, peppermint, ravensara, clary sage, chamomile, lavender and especially mandarin.

By: , Smithfield, Utah
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jul-2012

Rating: Star
This is the first time I have ever ordered Basil so I am not exactly sure how it is supposed to smell. A very nice smell oob, although it does not smell like my wonderful basil plants, it does have a slightly sweet and herbal scent, I like it and I think it blends really well with lavender and lime. I will definitely buy more when needed.

By: , Pellston, Michigan
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 03-May-2008

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