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Lemon Basil Essential Oil
Delightfully citrusy and refreshing, lemon basil essential oil possesses breakout fighting and skin soothing compounds called terpenes, which make it phenomenal for oily and acne-prone skin.

Lemon Basil Essential Oil
Sourced from Aragyugh Village, Kotayk Region

Used in: Moisturizer for Oily Skin, Lemon Basil Soap

Delightfully citrusy and refreshing, lemon basil essential oil possesses breakout fighting and skin soothing compounds called terpenes, which make it phenomenal for oily and acne-prone skin. 

Source
At Nairian we promote the sustainable cultivation of lemon basil in Armenia by providing local farmers with seeds, and showing them how to grow and harvest this unique species. Once we have our lemon basil harvest, we put it through a hydro distillation process, in which steam separates the essential oil from the plant matter. 

Skin Benefits
The essential oil contained within the lemon basil is very fragrant, and offers robust skincare benefits, such as fading breakouts and eliminating redness. Lemon basil essential oil improves the appearance of break-out prone skin, thanks to a high content of a compound called citral, which has antimicrobial properties. Additionally, lemon basil is an excellent deodorant, not just because of its lovely scent, but because the citral in it inhibits bad odors. This makes it a desirable ingredient in body washes and soaps. 

Due to a high content of fortifying antioxidants, Lemon basil oil also protects the skin from environmental damage, including redness, fine lines, and sunspots. The mixture of breakout-fighting and skin protecting properties make it ideal for those with oily skin who also want to stave off the signs of aging or sensitivity.    

Our Discoveries
The Nairian lab, in conjunction with Yerevan State University, is currently  in the process of publishing research on the properties of lemon basil essential oil. In their research, they pitted this essential oil against multiple strains of bacteria, including an antibiotic-resistant strain of staph. Lemon basil oil proved able to kill all of the bacteria strains it was tested against.   

A Few More Reasons to Love Lemon Basil
While basils and other herbs are staples in Armenian cuisine, lemon basil is an American hybrid, and historically has not grown in Armenia. However, the climate in Kotayk Region, where our farm is based, is excellent for growing this strain. We were initially growing our own lemon basil on the Nairian facilities, but as part of our mission to develop sustainable agriculture and fair-trade practices in Armenia, we decided to do something different, by collaborating with neighboring farmers. 

After ascertaining that lemon basil could grow strong and healthy in the Armenian climate, we gave the seeds to neighboring farmers, and showed them how to sustainably grow and harvest the herb. By introducing this herb to Armenia, we are promoting ecological diversity in a sustainable and non-disruptive way.

Balancing & Toning
 24 400 Dram 
Clarifying
 3 040 Dram 
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