Latin Name:  Ocimum basilicum

Part of Plant:  Leaf

Country of Origin: Egypt

Method of Production:  Steam Distillation


Ocimum basilicum ct. Linalool, also known as Sweet Basil essential oil, is produced from a culinary herb that is a member of the Lamiaceae (previously known as Labiatae) botanical family.  Having a strong, distinct, and long lasting herbal smell, just a little bit will go a very long way when included in an essential oil blend. 


Try making a blend of Basil and Peppermint to add properly diluted to a lotion or carrier oil for a soothing massage.  Also, consider adding just a little bit of those two oils to a citrus oil like Grapefruit and diffuse for an invigorating aroma to help clear the cobwebs and get you motivated for your day.  


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

  • Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



Dermal Max: 3.3%  

If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects. Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



Sheppard-Hanger, S. (1995). The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy


Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone



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