Basil Essential Oil emits a warm, sweet, freshly floral and crisply herbaceous scent that is further characterized as airy, vibrant, uplifting, and reminiscent of the scent of licorice. Basil Essential Oil Uses * Bronchitis * Colds * Coughs * Exhaustion * Flatulence * Flu * Gout * Insect Bites * Insect Repellent * Muscle Aches * Rheumatism * Sinusitis 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.