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Basil (basilicum) takes its name from the Greek word for king, possibly as a result of its undying popularity as a plant, an ingredient and as an aromatherapy oil. Basil is widely recognised for it's sweet, fragrant flavour and matching aroma. Basil aromatherapy oil however has a fragrance closer to that of thyme. The essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation using the leaves and flowering tops.
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The benefits of basil are wide and varied, in skin care preparations, thought to clear pores, reduce breakouts of acne and to soothe insect bites. In aromatherapy and massage, basil oil is known to ease aches and pains, headaches and head colds.
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100% Basil Oil
INCI: Ocimum basilicum
Main constituents are: a-pinene, b-pinene, camphene, myrcene, liminene, camphor, linalool, methyl chavicol, citonellol, geraniol, methyl cinnamate, and eugenol