Basil Essential Oil - 15mL
Basil Ocimum basilicum
Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to provide a feeling of calm and centeredness. Basil has a high linalool content, making it an ideal application to diffuse for a calming and centering environment. Basil is commonly used in cooking to add a fresh, herbal flavour to meats, pastas, and entrée dishes. The aroma of Basil can help promote a sense of focus, calmness and a feeling of centeredness. It can also be used to reduce anxious feelings, increase focus while studying, and soothe the skin.
- Provides a sense of alertness and feelings of calmness when diffused.
- Distinct flavour ideal for Italian dishes.
- Warm, spicy, herbal
Collection MethodSteam Distillation of Leaf
- Linalool, eucalyptol
- Diffuse to promote a sense of focus while studying or reading.
- Massage with Wintergreen and carrier oil on the back of neck for a stress-relieving experience.
- Add to your favorite Italian dishes for a refreshing taste.
- Diffuse for a feeling of relief at the end of your workday.
- Blends with Lime, Bergamot and/or Peppermint for an invigorating aroma.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
What Is Basil Used For?
Basil leaves are popularly used in cooking around the world, and have a prominent place in South Asian, African, and Mediterranean food. Basil adds a fresh, herb flavor to meats, pasta, soups, and other entrées. However, in addition to the pleasing taste of basil, this plant offers many benefits to the mind and body. Basil essential oil is highly valued for its soothing effects and its ability to ease stress and tension.
There are over 150 varieties of basil grown around the world, including purple basil, Thai basil, globe basil, lemon basil, and many more. doTERRA Basil essential oil is distilled from the fragrant leaves of the sweet basil plant (Ocimum basilicum). Sweet basil has a pleasing flavor and aroma highly valued in Italian cooking. doTERRA Basil is sourced in Egypt from plants grown during the winter months.
Basil’s primary chemical constituent is linalool, which is also a key component of Lavender, Coriander, Petitgrain, and Cilantro. Experimental research has shown that linalool may promote relaxation and support several body systems.*
What Is Basil Essential Oil Good For?
Aromatically, Basil promotes mental alertness and lessens anxious feelings. Diffuse Basil while studying or doing tasks that require mental clarity. For an invigorating aroma, try diffusing Basil with Lime, Bergamot, and Peppermint.
When taken internally, Basil supports healthy immune function, blood flow, and gastrointestinal health.* To use Basil internally, take a drop in water or in a veggie cap to provide soothing support.* Basil essential oil can also be used to flavor salad dressings, meat marinades, sauces, and vegetable dishes.
Basil is cooling to the skin and can be applied topically to ease feeling of neck tension. Blend Basil and Wintergreen with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply it on the back of your neck for a stress-relieving experience or apply it to your temples to reduce feelings of tension.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.