This vibrant green annual herb is at home on any kitchen windowsill or in the herb garden as an essential flavour enhancer to many dishes, especially Mediterranean cooking. Basil essential oil is a staple of the ayurvedic tradition for its therapeutic qualities. It’s a very useful addition to any home cleaning kit for uses as diverse as cleaning toilets and removing stains from pots and pans. It can be used instead of the growing herb to flavour dishes and it will give green smoothies and juices a distinctive lift.
Bergamot, clove bud, lime, clary sage, eucalyptus are natural complements for basil oil, as are lemon, neroli and rosemary.
|Botanical name||Ocimum basilicum|
|Colour||Golden yellow with some green tone|
|Plant part||Leaves & flowers|
|Extraction method||Steam distilled|
|Strength of aroma||Strong|
|Aromatic scent||Basil essential oil has a herbaceous and light refreshing scent with a slight woody back note and a lingering sweetness|
|Blends well with||Basil essential oil blends well with Clary Sage, Bergamot, Lime, Clove Bud, Juniper, Eucalyptus, Neroli, Lemon and Rosemary|