For many of us who are fans of gardening, the refreshing scent of basil is something that many of us have come to admire. As a member of the mint family, basil is believed to have originated from India and areas of China, and it has a rich history throughout the world. Used in embalming and preserving rituals by ancient Egyptians, as well as in traditional Ayurvedic medicines of ancient India, basil is considered one of the oldest and most versatile herbs still in use today.
The benefits of Basil Essential Oil are vast. You can diffuse Basil to energize the body and stimulate mental clarity for enhanced alertness. Diffuse or add to an aromatherapy inhaler and breathe in deeply to experience the effects of a calmer mind and clear mental focus before a big test or work meeting. Soothe your nerves and create a more peaceful state of mind in times of hardship by including Basil in your diffuser blend.
Commonly used in skin and hair care, Basil offers a wide range of benefits that help to calm minor skin irritations and itchiness associated with a flaky scalp or dry skin. Add a few drops to your favorite carrier oil or shampoo to hydrate and add shine to your locks and promote lustrous hair. Include Basil essential oil in your skincare routine for a brighter and smoother complexion. Experience the soothing properties of Basil by diluting it with a carrier oil and applying topically to tired or achy muscles and joints.
With a strong herbal aroma, Basil essential oil presents a middle-top fragrance note that features a spicy, sharp, and almost licorice-like scent that makes for an excellent addition to many diffuser blends.
Basil Essential Oil is part of the Rocky Mountain Oils® Relief collection.
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Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin: India / Egypt *
Chemotype: Linalool / Methyl chavicol
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaf
Aroma: Spicy, Herbal
Blends Well With: Black Pepper, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger Root, Lavender, Orange
Basil vs Holy Basil
Basil and Holy Basil are from two different plant species and have different chemical constituents. They can, however, be used for common purposes. The choice of which to use is usually based on aroma preference.
Holy Basil’s aroma is strong, warm, spicy, sweet, and fresh
Basil’s aroma is herbal, spicy, sharp, and licorice-like
*Some of our oils have multiple countries of origin. To confirm which country your specific bottle of oil originates from, please consult its GC/MS test at https://www.rockymountainoils.com/get-gcms-test-results/.
Use in essential oil blends to deter insects and pests.
Add to DIY soaps and household products for an added burst of freshness.
Diffuse in your home or office to help stimulate and clear the mind of negative thoughts.
Combine with Eucalyptus to inspire deeper breathing during the cold and flu season.
Soothe Insect Bites and Stings
Combine ingredients together, and apply to desired targeted areas for added relief from insect bites and stings.
Settle Nervous Digestion
2 drops Basil
4 drops Neroli
1 tablespoon Jojoba oil
1 cup Epsom Salt or Sea Salt
Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl, and add to a warm or hot bath. Soak for 20 minutes to help ease feelings of nervousness or anxiety.
Takin’ It Easy Diffuser Blend
Add your drops to your diffuser, kick up your feet, and enjoy the fresh, lemonade-like aroma of this bright and sunshine-esque diffuser blend.
Learn more ways to use Basil on the Rocky Mountain Oils® Recipe Book!
May be a skin irritant to sensitive skin. Dilute for topical application.
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Not recommended for use while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Kids Safety: Safe to use topically with children 2 years of age and older. Dilute to a .5-2% dilution rate for topical application.
Practice safe diffusing:
- Diffuse in an open, well-ventilated area.
- Keep children out of the direct line of mist.
- Diffuse in 30-60 minute intervals with ample break periods for safe and effective use.