Basil oil, also called Sweet Basil Oil and nicknamed ‘The Royal Herb’ is the oil that is derived from the Basil plant. It is an absolute joy especially in Summer to pick basil and extract oil out of it. It is a green oil works perfectly as a delicious savory garnish or a colorful seasoning. It is a perfect substitute from the greasy aroma basil leaves for they disrupt the taste of the original food whereas basil oil is perfectly what is needed.
Basil oil emits a warm, sweet, freshly floral, and crispy herbaceous scent that is further characterized as airy, vibrant and uplifting, and reminiscent of the scent of licorice. It has got various benefits that include using it as a seasoning in foods, for its medicinal values, and also for your skincare protection. In fact, it can be also used for strengthening the strands of your hair. The best time to make the basil oil is during the summertime for at that time the basil leaves are super fresh, and are also very light, making it a great addition to the meals. Since basil oil is extracted out of fresh basil leaves, making it a healthier choice for people who are health conscious. It is prepared by quickly blanching out the basil and not allowing it to turn black or grassy, which again helps enhance the flavour and the aromas when pouring it over dishes.
After extracting the oil, the result is a fresh silky smooth, emerald-green oil that’s gorgeous on any dish. The best part about the oil that it is super healthy and works great for people, who are the real-health freaks. In fact, Basil oil is also used to repel insects, eliminate odor-causing bacteria, soothe headaches as well as decrease stress. It is like one oil that gives all the benefits.