Essential Oil Characteristics
The ‘true’ Sweet Basil essential oil has a pale yellow or colorless complexion. The liquid has a fresh, light, sweet-spicy scent with a balsamic undertone. The oil blends well with bergamot, lime, clary sage, oakmoss, opopanax, citronella, hyssop, geranium and other ‘green’ notes.
There are multiple varieties of basil all across the world, used for both their medicinal and culinary applications.
Basil Sweet essential oil has a thin consistency.
The Sweet Basil essential oil contains 40-45% of linalool, 23.8% of methyl chavicol and small amounts of eugenol, citronella, and limonene
The Sweet Basil essential oil has a spicy, warm and herbal aroma with small hint of anise tasting ‘bite’.
Perfumery Note: Top
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Botanical Name and Family
Botanical Name: Ocimum Basilicum Linalool
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Synonyms: Common Basil, Joy-Of-The-Mountian, ‘True’ Sweet Basil, European Basil
Serving Size: 1 Drop
Servings Per Container: 250
Amount Per Serving: % DV*
Daily Value (DV) not established
Basil Flower/Leaf: 60 mg