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Basil Organic Essential Oil

Basil Organic Essential Oil
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Product Rating: 4.2/5 (As per 10 Customer Reviews)


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Certified Organics: This Organic Oil is NOP Certified. The National Organic Program develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products. The QAI also accredits the certifying agents (foreign and domestic) who inspect organic production and handling operations to certify that they meet USDA standards.

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum L.

Main Constituents:
Methyl chavicol: 70-78%
Linalool: 17-22%

Plant Part: Leaves

Origin: India

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: This is almost colorless to a pale amber colour with a thin consistency.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Basil has a sweet, spicy, fresh scent with a faint balsamic woody back note and a lasting sweetness that makes for a strong top note.

Blends With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Lime, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Neroli, and Rosemary.

Product Abstract: In Greek its name means 'royal remedy' or 'king'. In the 16th century, powdered basil was used to treat migraines and chest infections. The ancient Egyptians believed that it would open the gates of heaven to a dying person, and the Hindus use Basil sprigs to protect the dead from evil while in transition between lives. Western European lore sometimes claimed that it was a symbol of evil, while the Eastern Orthodox Church used it in the making of holy water.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

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.

NOTE: We have a ‘No Return’ policy on any unsealed organic products as per our compliance with the QAI Organic Certification Program.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) 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. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Although it smells of basil, it also smells very different than basil, very earthy, odd but good smell, no oils to compare to.

By: , Courtenay, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 01-Jan-2018

Rating: Star
I'm absolutely delighted with this product!! Yes it does smell like aniseed. It's already helped my condition. I bought one for a friend to.

By: , Victoria, British Columbia
Loyal Customer Since: 15-Mar-2018

Rating: Star
This oil does not smell like basil at all! Beware, the properties might be the same...but it seems very strongly of aniseed, licorice. If you want it for the properties, then this is a great low cost option. If you want it for the odor... do not buy.

By: , Montreal, Quebec
Loyal Customer Since: 12-Sep-2018

Rating: Star
I agree, love this organic basil EO as is well round addition to most synergy blends. I never forget to add this when I'm feeling fatigued and to sharpen my focus while reading and or at work. Also bought this few months ago in 100 ml, no wonder it sells out quickly. Good thing i bought enough to get me through this year. Thank you again ND!

By: , Toronto, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 30-Oct-2016

Rating: Star
I mix this essential oil to help me with ear problems. It helps tremendously. Recommend it highly for that

By: , St. Carharines, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jul-2016

Rating: Star
I love tinkering around with essential oils and coming up with new blends. Basil goes very well with grapefruit and Bergamot. It's refreshing, relaxing, and rejuvenating.

By: , Ottawa, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Jan-2016

Rating: Star
This was the first time I had purchased Basil essential oil and I bought this one because it was organic. I really enjoy the smell. It does smell strongly like licorice and fennel and you don't need alot. It is great in a massage blend for relaxation.

By: , Surrey, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 28-Oct-2013

Rating: Star
I was looking for leafy green scent. I tried Eucalyptus, Tea tree, Rosemary, and many other but they are not what I was looking for. I just made shampoo with many E.O. such as tea tree, eucalyptus, cedar wood, anise star and benzoin. They have many great benefits but smells not that great. I added few drops of Basil and it made everything amazing. Herbal, healthy, natural and fresh scent. in addition to it, I added few lemon(not 5 fold) E.O. All scents are well integrated and is going to be one of my recipe that I would use again and again. I would need larger amount in the near future. It smells just like fresh basil without any weird scent. It's mild but powerful.

By: , Toronto, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 30-Nov-2011

Rating: Star
Apparently there are many version of Basil and this is more aniseed than the fresh basil from the supermarket. It's not really bad but just nothing special.

By: , Toronto, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Loyal Customer Since: 29-Apr-2011

Rating: Star
Smells like aniseed. Not what I expected from Basil. There were hints of Basil if I concentrated hard enough.

By: , Burnaby, British Columbia
Loyal Customer Since: 05-Feb-2012

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