This stimulating basil essential oil has a fresh, peppery scent and is steam distilled directly from the herb. A natural tonic for nerves, it’s great at restoring body and mind when you’re feeling frazzled by giving you a natural energy boost.

Key basil oil benefit: Energising

Latin name: Ocimum basilicum

Country of origin: Egypt

Blends beautifully with: bergamot, chamomile, geranium, lavender and rose

Bath & Shower

The essential oil is inhaled through the aromatic steam, as well as being absorbed by the skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp. Not suitable for children under two years old.


This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby. Not suitable for children under two years old.


Relaxes your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 7 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 3 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Diffusers & Burners

A natural air freshener, this technique creates a relaxing ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. Not suitable for children under two years old.

Ocimum Basilicum Oil

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
clara R.
Beautiful Basil

I use Basil & Orange mixed in equal parts added to my diffuser to make a very sophisticated and grounding essence.

Ann J.
Basil organic oil

I just love the aroma of this oil, it seems to clear my head

Quality Oils

I studied aromatherapy and massage and always remember being told that it really does make a difference to get quality products and I definitely feel I've found that. Great smelling oil, so far have only used in a blend to put on my pulse points but the blend smells great, this oil is a nice addition.

Basil Organic Essential Oil

Neal's Yard Remedies website is easy to navigate, and my order of Basil Organic Essential Oil received quickly. The Basil Essential oil, mixed with a blend, works well. Very pleased.

Jennifer G.
Herbal loveliness

Love the smell of this oil. I find it relaxing and refreshing at the same time. A little goes a long way as well!