Basil Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves, stems and flowers of the sweet basil herb, basil essential oil is colorless to pale amber with a thin consistency, presenting a middle-to-top fragrance note. Fresh, sweet and spicy with a faint balsamic, woody and licorice-like aroma, it is prized for its culinary versatility, and is well known for its effectiveness in pain relief as well. Used topically, it has a soothing, warming effect on the skin that goes deep into tired and achy muscles after a workout or a hard day at work. Basil Essential Oil’s heady aroma has a calming effect, helping you to relax and unwind. Great for boosting mental clarity and concentration and for easing tension.