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Basil ct. Linalool Essential Oil Organic

$ 5.75
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The Story

Basil: Ocimum basilicum (L.)

Why basil? Basil aromatherapy essential oil has an intensely fresh aroma, which makes it an uplifting addition to “green” blends and perfumes. It’s especially wonderful blended with citrus oils, like sweet orange Citrus sinensis, for a stimulating morning shower gel or blended with a calming oil, like lavender Lavandula angustifolia, to use in your favorite diffuser.

Quality Assured: Our certified organic basil essential oil is responsibly sourced from Egypt. The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and flowers. Every batch of oil is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and produced without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.

For instance, a GC analysis of our basil oil showed 52.97% linalool, 8.63% 1,8 cineole, 2.62% beta-elemene, 0.74% camphor, and 5.35% trans-alpha bergamotene. This oil also has a specific gravity of .8912 at 25°C and a refractive index of 1.474 at 20°C.

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How to Use

Benefits: Basil aromatherapy essential oil is has a perky and stimulating aroma. It is excellent for use during winter or low-light months or for an early morning lift as it will bring forth memories of summer herbs. 

Regulatory Status: Basil essential oil is listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.

Oils That Blend Well With Basil:  Basil has an intense aroma and is considered a top note. It is uplifting, fresh, penetrating, slightly green, and has a faint balsamic, woody undertone and a lasting sweetness. It blends well with:

  • bergamot Citrus aurantium var. bergamia
  • clary sage Salvia sclarea
  • geranium Pelargonium graveolens
  • lime Citrus aurantiifolia
  • oakmoss Evernia prunastri
  • rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
  • violet Viola odorata

Experience

Formula:

LUSCIOUS HAIR TONIC:

Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis oil: 20 drops

Lavender Lavandula officinalis oil: 20 drops

Basil Ocimum basilicum oil: 10 drops

Thyme Thymus vulgaris oil: 2 drops

Cedarwood Cedrus atlantica oil: 2 drops 

Mix the oils together in a one-half-ounce amber or opaque bottle and use as a concentrate, or blend into one-ounce of grapeseed oil with the addition of one teaspoon of jojoba oil. If using the concentrate, massage a few drops into your scalp nightly or apply a few drops to your hairbrush. This oil is wonderful for adding shine to your hair and supporting volume while not leaving your hair greasy. If using the diluted formula, massage into the scalp for a minimum of two minutes and follow with a warm towel to aid absorption. 

Looking to grow your own basil? Check out this instructional video from ACHS!

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