Basil, Sweet Ocimum basilicum, ct. Estragole
Usage: Ages 4+. Dilute at a rate of 1% for ages 4-10 years, and 3% for ages 10 and up.
Diffuser usage: Diffuse the recommended amount according to your diffuser's manufacturer for 15-30 minutes intervals as needed.
Shelf Life: 4 years
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction 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, 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. A very small amount of this oil goes a very long way.
10 ml bottle, store in a cold dark place.
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