Botanical Name: Ocimum sanctum
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Characteristics: Basil Sacred, Ocimum sanctum or O. tenuiflorum is also called Tulsi and Holy Basil and it has much use in Ayurvedic treatments. Like other basils it is steam distilled recovering a pale colored, mobile liquid. It is chemically quite different from the other basils. It releases a spicy clove-like aroma due to eugenol and similar clove compounds. It is used as an antidepressant, against viral infections and as an immuno-modulator.
It blends beautifully with bergamot and other citrus oils. It blends nicely with clove, allspice and black pepper. It is not yet a mainstream aromatherapy EO in the west. More data about this oil is available in Indian and Ayurvedic literature. Due to its underexposure this EO is vastly underutilized in western compounding including natural perfumes. It is mainly a top note and it blends wonderfully with vanilla absolute and woody oils. In aroma therapy blends it might be used in custom thieves formulation instead of clove.
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1 oz, 4 oz, 1 lb, 1 kg