Country of Origin
Color & Odor
|:||Light yellow to brownish liquid Characteristic spicy scent.|
|:||Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils|
|:||0.930 - 0.960@ 25°C|
|:||-15° to -5°|
|:||1.488 - 1.510 @ 20°C|
|:||Methyl chavicol and Linalool|
Plant Part Used
DESCRIPTION:Basil Egypt Oil which is also referred as Sweet Basil ct Methyl Chavicol oil has distinctive pungent aroma that has similarity with the smell of anise oil and herb based oils. The obtained oil contains aromatic chemical element like methyl chavicol chemotype which is used as an indispensable ingredient to formulate household products and soaps. Apart from the presence of estragol or methyl chavicol, this oil has low amount of linalool that contributes to its floral pleasant smell with refreshing effect.
CONSTITUENTS:This essential oil contains elements like (-)-bornyl acetate, methyl chavicol, eucalyptol and linalool.
AROMATIC SUMMARY / NOTE / STRENGTH OF AROMA:Basil Egypt Oil has soothing, sweet, long lasting and strong aroma that reminds about the pleasant smell of woody scents. Its strong top note aroma has slight similarity with the fragrance of balsam.
BLENDS WITH:Basil oil easily mixes with oils of rosemary, eucalyptus, clove bud, bergamot, lavender, juniper, clary sage and neroli.
COMMON NAMES:This aromatic oil is also known as Winter cherry, Samm Al Ferakh Sweet basil, Ajagandha, Indian ginseng, Egyptian Basil, common basil, Kanaje and Ayamodakam.
USES:Hindus use twigs of basil to safeguard dead against evil force during transitional period of lives. In ancient Egypt, basil was considered as a medium that would lead dead persons to heaven. The orthodox church of Eastern Europe used basil to prepare sacred water. On the other hand, mythology of Western Europe mentions basil as the sign of evil.