Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum (basil) oil
With a pleasant, fresh, herbaceous scent, Basil essential oil improves clear thinking and has energising effects on the body and mind. Basil is a great essential oil to help increase concentration and focus. It is also known to help with respiratory issues.
Diffuser: Add 6-8 drops to your diffuser.
Massage: Use a 2.5% dilution; 50 drops per 100m / 3.38fl.oz carrier oil.
Bath: Add 2 to 3 drops, in a dispersant such as oil, to the bath.
Shower: Add 2-3 drops to the corner of the shower.
Topically: Mix 1 drop with 5ml / 0.17fl.oz carrier oil and apply to desired area.
Compress: To a bowl of water, add 2 drops of essential oil. Agitate a face washer in the water, wring out excess moisture and apply washer to the affected area. Repeat two or three times as the compress colls down or warms up.
Steam Treatment: For respiratory complaints, add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water. Caution due to risk of burns or scalding.
Blends well with: Basil, German & Roman Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Palamarosa, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.
Body: Antiviral, may help alleviate symptoms of cold and headaches.
Mind & Emotions: May assist with mental fatigue. Improves decision making and clear thinking. Increase concentration and focus.
- Ocimum basilicum (Basil) oil.
Is this safe for use during pregnancy?
We do not recommend using Basil during pregnancy. Avoid using essential oils during the first trimester unless you are under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. See our full list of pregnancy safe oils in our FAQs.
Is this safe for children?
Basil essential oil should be avoided for use with babies and children.
Is this safe to use around pets?
Use this oil with caution around pets, never use topically and store bottles out of reach. If you have any concerns, please contact your vet. See our full list of pet safe oils in our FAQs.
Can I ingest this oil?
Essential oils should not be taken internally unless you have consulted with a health professional or Aromatherapist first.