Basil is an annual herb, which grows to about 1 ½ ft high. The oil is steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of O basilicum. Its color is pale-yellow to colorless. Basil Essential Oil has a sweet-spicy, slightly green, fresh top note and a balsamic-woody undertone. Basil has a refreshing and uplifting effect – useful for fatigued minds and helpful for clarity of thought whilst studying or working. This basil is traditionally geographically originated from India.