Basil ct linalol (Ocimum basilicum ct. linalool)
Common Name: Basil,Sweet
Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum ct. linalool
Plant part: Leaves
Distillation Method: Steam
Shelf Life: About 4-5 years
Country of Origin: Nepal, Unsprayed.
BLA15 Aug 2015
Aroma: This is a very energetic, yet smooth basil. It has an exotic spicy and herbal aroma that is tampered with sweet grassy tones. It makes for a wonderful middle to top note in blending.
Personal notes: I love this essential oil for blends that are supportive of recovering from colds and coughs. I have also found that only one drop of this particular oil makes for a wonderful basil infused oil when I am out of fresh basil for dipping bread infusions.
Safety Data: The linalool chemotype is generally considered safe on the skin. While this essential oil is considered safe for skin application without dilution, rarely will one need such a high dosage. Dilution is always recommended regardless of purity.
Blend and apply to chest area during colds to soothe coughs.
- 5 drops of Basil
- 4 drops of Lavender
- 1 ounce jojoba oil
Emotional/Energetic Qualities: Offers energetic protection, brings clarity to the mind, and can be emotionally uplifting.
Recommended applications: Diffuse, topical application using safe dilution ratios, steam inhalation.
- Tisserand recommends a maximum dermal use of 1.5% for Basil ct linalool based on a high eugenol content. The eugenol percentage of this specific batch is only 2.99%. While higher amounts can be used, they should be done so with caution.
- Methyl chavicol content is 0.35%.
- Do not place on broken skin.
California Prop 65 Statement: This product is not nor does it contain any constituents on the CA Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals. This product conforms to the reporting requirements of California Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). We are conforming to the regulation by reporting the existence, or lack thereof, of ingredients deemed reportable by the above mentioned regulations via a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), in Section 15 "Regulatory Information." Ingredients from Natural Food Sources (NFS) are exempt from reporting in accordance with Title 27, § 25501(a).