According to Like Mountains – producer: Wild Basil essential oil is unique in their range of organic essential oils. It has a light or dark golden color, depending on the harvest season. Wild Basil is harvested twice a year. Harvesting begins after flowering and sowing to accommodate responsible harvesting from wild plants.
Wild Basil, applied to the skin, has cleansing, anti-fungal, anti-irritation and antiseptic properties. It can be used to cleanse the skin to soothe irritations. It has an amazing fragrance that reflects the smell of Bushveld (a geographical region in South Africa after the first summer rain. Safari guides working in the protected northern parts of South Africa associate the smell with spring, when the elephants crush new, wild basil shoots under their feet.
The plant is indigenous to South Africa.
For external use only, do not use undiluted on the skin!
NOTE: the following information is provided as an example, as each person may react differently to a given substance. Therefore, according to the literature, it is always recommended to test whether a given substance is irritating to our skin.
According to Tisserand and Young, the maximum concentration when used on the skin is:
EU: no limit
Tisserand & Young: 30% (based on a 0.4% concentration of estragole with a skin limit of 0.12%)
Aroma: green, fresh, branch, slightly medical, balsamic, with notes of mint.
1. Tisserand, Young (2014), Essential Oil Safety. A Guide for Health Care Proffesionals, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.