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Botanical Name of Raw Material : Ocimum basilicum
Basil is a culinary herb from the family Lamiaceae (mints). The Organic essential oil of Basil is obtained by the Steam distillation of the entire plant of organically grown Basil. Organic Basil Oil is pale yellow to brownish yellow in colour and has a naturally sweet, herbaceous and balsamic odour with camphoraceous tinge. It is the main source for methyl chavicol. Major components are Methyl Chavicol followed by linalool and other terpenes. It could be used in various applications like Health Care, Aromatherapy, Insect Repellant, etc.
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Steam distillation is the technical process applied to recover the heat sensitive compounds from spices. Spice oils are unstable and heat sensitive compounds are present in the spice.
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How is organic basil oil extracted?
From the Lamiaceae species, Basil is primarily used as a culinary herb. Organic basil oil is obtained by the steam distillation of the entire plant of organically grown oscimum basilicum. The main components of the oil include methyl chavicol, linalool and other terpenes. It is usually used in applications like healthcare and fragrances.
What are the colour and aroma characteristics of organic basil oil?
The colour of organic basil oil ranges from pale yellow to brownish yellow. It is known for its naturally sweet, herbaceous and balsamic like aroma. The oil is often described to have a camphoraceous tinge.
What is organic basil oil used for?
Organic basil oil is widely used across categories like aromatherapy, fragrances, flavourings, household cleaners and insect repellents. It is also used in healthcare applications.
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