Basil essential oil (Methyl chavicol type) - Ocimum basilicum L.
Originally from Madagascar, the Comores and East Africa, this plant is cultivated in north Africa. The oil is extracted by steam distillation of the flowers and leaves.
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CategoryEssential Oils and Extracts
Natural StatusEU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptorsspicy, anise, green, herbal, tarragon
Common Applicationsherbal, spearmint, pickle, tomato
AppearanceClear yellow liquid
Optical Rotation-15.0 to -3.0
Refractive Index @20℃1.4950 - 1.5200
Specific Gravity @20℃0.925 - 0.950
Flash Point ℃80°C
Shelf Life (months)12
Storage RecommendationsSealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.