Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum, ct. Estragole
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Color/Consistency: Basil is a transparent-amber with a thin consistency.
Product Description: The basil plant grows between 30–130 cm tall, with opposite, light green, silky leaves 3–11 cm long and 1–6 cm broad. The flowers are small, white in color and arranged in a terminal spike. The essential oil has insect-repelling properties, including potential toxicity to mosquitoes.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
Cautions: This oil it should be avoided in epilepsy, liver problems, and while pregnancy. Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with the eyes should be avoided.