Light fresh sweet and spicy scent with balsamic undertone. Volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the flowering tops & leaves of Ocimum basilicum Linne (Fam. Labiatae). Used for gymnasts and athletic massage; the aroma is thought to give the mind strength and clarity. Invigorates body & spirit: helps refresh the mind allowing concentration, especially when tired - good after a stressful day. Useful in the car to help concentration on a journey. A soothing agent, insect repellent and a muscle relaxant. Widely used in Ayurvedic tradition (called Tulsi). Native to tropical Asia and Africa, it is now widely cultivated throughout Europe, the meditarranean region, the Pacific Islands, North and South America. The European, French or sweet basil oil is produced in France, Italy, Egypt, Bulgaria and Hungary. Properties: Strengthening, clearing and liberating. Clears the head. Gives strength and clarity to the mind. DILUTE TO 5% OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW. AVOID DURING PREGNANCY.