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
Good quality oil. Great in diffuser.
This beautiful scent of Basil essential oil reminds of summer , it’s beautiful. I added it too a drop of mandarin and a drop of lavender, might sound strange but it had a beautiful cosy aroma
For massage I use it for people who have muscle pain, I also use it in diffusers to calm tense environments. And I apply it directly to the temples when someone has a bad headache. However, the smell of this particular oil was found to be more herbaceous than aniseed, perhaps due to the amount of esters?