Basil can grow wild in tropical and subtropical regions. There are over 150 varieties of basil grown around the world—our Basil essential oil is distilled from the sweet basil plant (Ocimum basilicum), which we source from Egypt.
The spicy, yet herbal nature of Basil makes it a versatile oil that can be used to promote focus and alertness, or to add a little extra flavor while cooking.
How does it work?
Basil is a perennial plant and part of the mint family. The plant grows from about 1 to 4 feet (30-130 cm) high. Basil leaves branch from a single stem that also produces clusters of white flowers at its tip. The leaves grow between 1 to 4 inches long (3-11 cm). The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves. It takes about 6.5 pounds of basil leaves to produce a 15 mL bottle of essential oil.