Description: Basil essential oil is obtained from the leaves of Basil (Ocimum basilicum) through steam distillation. The steam is used as a carrier of the organic components of the seeds. Due to the immiscibility of the organic components of the oil with water, an irregular separation phase occurs during the cooling process, leaving pure essential oil.
Special Characteristics: Basil essential oil is a colorless to yellowish liquid with a characteristic aroma. It easily dissolves in alcohol (ethanol), vegetable oils, and other essential oils but is almost insoluble in water. The main component is linalool.
Applications: Basil essential oil is used in various areas of alternative medicine. Basil is commonly used for digestive problems, bloating, nausea, and vomiting, usually in the form of tea extract. Additionally, inhaling Basil essential oil against blocked nasal passages has proven beneficial.
Basil essential oil is used in aromatherapy for combating depression and as an anxiolytic. It has a revitalizing effect on the nervous system and improves concentration.
In cosmetics, Basil essential oil is used as an ingredient in men’s fragrances, contributing to the production of aldehyde, oakmoss, cyprè, and green notes. It is also included in eau-de-Cologne formulations.
CAUTION: Always use diluted in a base oil or another solvent.