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Basil Holy (Ocimum sanctum) Pure Essential Oil

Basil Holy (Ocimum sanctum) Pure Essential Oil
Product Code : VRINEO0006010
Botanical Name Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin India
Solubility Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Specific Gravity 0.891 – 0.954 @ 72°F
Optical Rotation -14.0 – -5.0 @ 20°C
Refrective Index 1.4795 – 1.568 @ 72°F
PlantPart Leaves
Bland With Bergamot, clove bud, clary sage, geranium, lemon, lime, hyssop, eucalyptus, juniper, neroli, rosemary, marjoram, melissa and lavender.
CAS No 8015-73-4
Flash Point 167 °F
Extraction Method Hydro Distillation Method

Description

Basil oil is obtained through hydro distillation from fresh plant material from Ocimum Basillicum. The Basil oil is thin transparent fluid with light yellow to yellow-green color with aroma characteristic of Basil. The essence is distilled from leaves and has light greenish yellow with sweet green overtones.

History

In Greek its name means 'royal remedy' or 'king'. In the 16th century, powdered basil was used to treat migraines and chest infections. There are many rituals and beliefs associated with basil, which is native to Africa and Asia. 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

Color & Aroma

Color : Pale yellow liquid with Sweet, spicy, fresh aroma,

Aroma : Basil Oil is very famous for its sweet flavor and aroma

Constituents

Linalool, (-)-bornyl acetate, eugenol and eucalyptol.Methyl Chavicol

Uses

It is used for inhalation, in baths and for massages. Having both cold & hot qualities, when it is used in bath or is smoothed over the body, it has invigorating effect that is very beneficial for sluggish skin & pepping up circulation. When combined with other oils like Thyme, it also acts as powerful antiseptic.

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