Basil oil

Basil Essential Oil Information

Basil, Ocimum basilicum, also called sweet basil, annual herb of the mint family Lamiaceae,  grown for its aromatic leaves.

Oil Properties

Basil Essential Oil is reputed to nourish, repair, balance, calm, smooth, exfoliate, and brighten the complexion.

Origin of Basil Oil

Basil is native to tropical regions from central Africa to Southeast Asia. It is a tender plant, and is used in cuisines worldwide. Depending on the species and cultivar, the leaves may taste somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent, often sweet smell.

Chemical Composition

Basil essential oil (BEO) contains a wide range of chemical compounds whose content may vary depending on chemotypes, environmental conditions, agronomic techniques and particularly the origin of the plant.