Basil Sweet

Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum

Country of Origin: India

Synonyms: Common basil, joy-of-the-mountain, “true” sweet basil, European basil

Plant Family: Lamiacear (Labiatae)

Plant Parts Used: Herbs/Flowering tops and leaves

Extraction Method: Distillation

Physical Characteristics: “True” sweet basil is colourless or pale yellow liquid with a light, fresh sweet spicy scent and balsamic undertone.

Dominant Note(s): Top Aroma: Very clear, sweet and slightly spicy.

Main Constituents: Linalol (40-45%), methyl chavicol (23.8%) and small amounts of eugenol, limonene and citronellol among others.

Blends With: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Geranium, Hyssop, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa, Neroli, Sandalwood, Verbena.

Safety Precautions: Relatively non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals, Avoid during pregnancy.

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