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Basil Essential Oil

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The word basil is derived from the Greek name βασιλευς (Basileus) meaning “king”, hence its reference as the “king of herbs”.  There are many different types of basil plants including sweet basil, lemon basil, Thai basil and holy basil.  Our essential oil is extracted from the sweet basil plant. Sweet basil is the type most commonly found in your favorite Italian food.

In India, basil is known for its many medicinal properties.  For centuries this herb has been used to reduce inflammation, help with the treatment of asthma, reduce the appearance of aging, help aid in digestion, and soothe mild cramping. There are many other uses for ailments with the help of basil, these are just a small few.


Origin: India

Plant part: Leaves

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum, ct. Estragole

Extraction method: Steam Distilled

Blends With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lemon, and Rosemary.

Aroma: Has a sweet, spicy, fresh scent with a light woody back note and a lingering sweetness that makes for a strong top note.

therapeutic properties

Analgesic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anti-venomous, carminative, cephalic, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, stomachic, menstruation, stimulant, and sweating.


You can find the GC-MS quality report for our Basil essential oil by clicking here.

Safety, Storage and Shelf Life

Safety: Due to the quantity of estrogole in this essential oil it should be diluted to 3% before topical application. It may cause skin irritation in some individuals. A small skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes.

Storage: Always store out of direct sunlight and away from heat. If possible store in refrigeration for extended life.

We have some additional information about essential oil storage on our blog.

Shelf Life: 48 Months

additional information

Bottling: Our 5ml, 10ml and 15ml bottles come with euro dropper tops. Our 30ml and 60ml bottles will come with a traditional top and a complimentary dropper with a measured glass pipette for easy measuring. The complimentary dropper should not be used while storing the essential oil.

More info: We have some information on our blog about our Basil essential oil. Click here to read the "Top 6 Uses For Basil Oil"

You can view the rest of our essential oil selection by clicking here.

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