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Basil, Methyl Cinnamate (organic)

Basil, Methyl Cinnamate (organic)

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  • Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum L.
  • Cultivation: certified organic
  • Certification: EcoControl
  • Origin: Egypt
  • Manufacturing Method: distilled
  • Part of Plant: Blossom/Plant
  • Main Chemotypes: Methyl cinnamate, Camphor
  • INCI: Basil Oil
  • Article No. 1125-10
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Description: Basil is a tonic for body and mind, a good choice for nervous tension and anxiety. This methyl cinnamate chemotype has a beautifully cheering and uplifting aroma that is light and candy sweet with a definite hint of strawberries.

General Information: Keep away from heat and sunlight. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.

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K.J.
Sweet berries! I’d buy every last bottle of this if I could afford it!

The only other oil I’ve worked with that has this high of a methyl cinnamate content is a type of eucalyptus that crystallizes very quickly and rapidly and becomes harder to work with as such. When the description says this has a clear scent of strawberries, it’s no exaggeration. When I blended this with Ocotea, magnolia, and osmanthus, the result was that of a fantasy fruit that surely only exists in the realm of Middle Earth. More berry scents can be created by mixing this with black currant, blue tansy, and osmanthus (again, a very fantasy berry fruit scent is created, it’s divine). The only other oil I know with this high of a methyl cinnamate content is strawberry gum eucalyptus, which is so high in the constituent that it is continuously a crystallized blob, and somewhat difficult to work with without it crystallizing again. While Ocotea EO is also high in MC, it definitely has more cinnamaldehyde which imparts the typical cinnamon scent. In terms of scent alone, this basil MC is invaluable in my arsenal of botanical perfumery materials. It’s an oil everyone should experience at least once, although I would gamble that once you try it, you won’t want to be without it.