Imagine the wafting, pleasant aroma of freshly harvested Basil misted with a sublime citrus essence and viola’ --- you’ve got Lemon Basil essential oil. A simple diffusion of this pristine essential oil refreshes rooms and delivers an air of cleansing comfort. In body care applications it provides a refreshing and reassuring aroma.
The fresh and dried leaves of Lemon Basil are intrinsic to Malaysia and Laotian cuisine where it is favored for use in rice, curry and stir-fried dishes; it is the most commonly used type of basil in Laos. Lemon Basil is treasured within Indonesian cuisine, where it is called Kemangi.
Lemon Basil is a hybrid of Sweet Basil and American Basil Ocimum americanum. This lovely herb is grown in northeastern Africa and southeastern Asia. The leaves are similar to basil leaves, but narrower with slightly serrated edges. Lemon Basil essential oil is produced through distillation.