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.


ATTENTION: Alypsis Inc products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner.

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