Basil Essential Oil

Ocimum basilicum ct. methyl chavicol | Essential Oil
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Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum basilicum) is also commonly known as Sweet Basil, Thai Basil, and
St. Joseph's Wort. Rocky Mountain Oils’ Basil Essential Oil features an herbal, spicy,and licorice‐like aroma, presenting a middle‐top fragrance note with a faint camphorous note.

Basil Essential Oil is part of the Rocky Mountain Oils Pain Relief collection. The oil acts as a balm to help soothe skin and calm scalp discomfort. Combine the oil with rosemary, lavender, and Jojoba oil, and apply to head to promote lustrous hair.

Add the licorice-scented oil to your DIY cleaning products and soaps.Try diffusing a basil blend to start your day. The strong fragrance helps stimulate and clear the mind while promoting a greater sense of overall wellbeing.

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin: India / Egypt *
Chemotype: Methyl chavicol
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaf
Aroma: Spicy, Herbal
Consistency: Thin
Blends Well With: Black Pepper, Blend of Vanilla, 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/.

  • Blends well with Eucalyptus to inspire deep breathing
  • Add to massage blends
  • Add to DIY soaps and household products
  • Try diffusing as it can be stimulating and clearing for the mind
  • Can be used in blends to deter insects

Soothe Insect Bites and Stings

Apply recipe to desired targeted area.

Settle Nervous Digestion

Mix all ingredients together then add to a warm/hot bath and soak for 20 minutes.

May be a skin irritant to sensitive skin. Dilute for topical application. Not recommended for use while pregnant.

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Customer Reviews

31 Reviews

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Very potent!
This smells delicious but I used a bit too much and it was overpowering. Be careful! These oils are no joke.
September 1, 2017
1 month ago
Smells like licorice
August 3, 2017
2 months ago
Wakes me up in the morning
and I use it throughout the day for the uplift. Maybe my favorite.
July 30, 2017
4 months ago
I was expecting to open the bottle and be greeted by the smell of fresh basil, not so much. The smell isn't unpleasant, just not as much basil-y goodness as you would experience with your head in a basil plant.
February 25, 2017
Basil is wonderful!
Love this in my diffuser! A little goes a long way. One of my favorites!
January 28, 2017
Love all their oils!
Love all their oils!
January 12, 2017
High quality seevice
I did order from RMO twice so far, l am very satisfied with quality of oils and with delivery, fast, well packed, no broken bottles. Their prices are very reasonable. I am pretty sure l am going to be a regular customer.
December 28, 2016
Basil EO
Love this oil.
December 18, 2016
It was a great addition to my oil collection.
November 23, 2016
Basil Bottle Opened
When I received my shipment, the lid on the bottle of basil EO was twisted so the seal had broken and some product had leaked into the packaging. It was just a slight amount but the basil scent was very strong. The EO itself was fine and great quality. My issue was with the packaging and condition of the bottle upon receiving it, thus the three stars.
November 15, 2016
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to use in soap making
Shana C on Oct 15, 2017
for allergies
Tina K on Oct 9, 2017
to use in soap making
Shana C on Oct 15, 2017
I am making a blend for my disk, muscle, and back problems.
Caroline B on Oct 9, 2017
for allergies
Tina K on Oct 9, 2017
I've seen this in many recipes and thought it would be good to have on hand.
Krystal L on Oct 6, 2017
Use for household cleaners
Darlene U on Oct 1, 2017
We love basll so we wanted to try to oil and see what we could do with it
Tonya P on Sep 26, 2017
We use this with ear problems.
Lori C on Sep 26, 2017
To support health issues
Lynn R on Sep 16, 2017
I will use this in food preparations
Sue G on Sep 9, 2017
craig h on Sep 8, 2017
Although not my favorite scent, basil has many great uses. I diffuse it especially when someone has a cough or allergy symptoms.
Jeannie O on Sep 8, 2017
Health massage
Corissa B on Sep 5, 2017
I am trying basil essential for cleaning and cooking purposes. Also anxious to see if I like it in my diffuser!
Alison M on Sep 4, 2017
School / Health Pursuits
Brenda J on Aug 28, 2017
This is coming up in several blends for issues I have been having. I needed to add it to my collection
Laurel B on Aug 27, 2017
One of my favorite garden scents is basil, I want to experiment with this scent combined it with others and see if I can come up with a fragrance I'd like to wear for a perfume.
Jean H on Aug 27, 2017
I chose Basil to diffuse as a mood enhancer. I love all my RMO products.
Eloise G on Aug 20, 2017
I will be using this to make a headache balm.
Robyn F on Aug 17, 2017
Used Basil EO on canker sore per friend's advice. I decided to keep a bottle handy for future use.
Lisa C on Aug 16, 2017
This is a great pain reliever!
Dana O on Aug 11, 2017
Again, diffuser choice for me. Love this mixed with a citrus
Jessica D on Aug 10, 2017
Cleaning properties
Lydia M on Aug 9, 2017
homemade cleaner tor granite
Virginia J on Jul 28, 2017
Needed for class
Yvette D on Jul 28, 2017
I use this oil a lot in a conditioner blend
Joan Q. on Jul 25, 2017
Back pain relief.
Jennifer H on Jul 23, 2017
Great for wasp stings.
Lisa S on Jul 21, 2017
Going to mix with grapefruit to create a kitchen cleaner.
Dina M on Jul 21, 2017
I put Basil into a spray bottle and mix with water. I then wipe and clean my kitchen counters. It has such a fresh clean smell and I do not worry about chemicals on my counter tops.
Jan P on Jul 21, 2017
skin care
Karen P on Jul 20, 2017
Been wanting to try it
Beatrice B on Jul 20, 2017
I purchased basil for all of its medicinal benefits and I needed a top note to go with a clary sage and copaiba blend. It has a strong licorice fragrance that dissipates fairly quickly.
Mary K on Jul 20, 2017
neck muscle pain
Diane W on Jul 19, 2017
Love this in my homemade shampoo.
Rhonda M. on Jul 18, 2017
Going to use it to make DIY headache roller ball.
Susie O. on Jul 18, 2017
Love the pure Basil in my atomizer. Smells like fresh basil.
Linda M on Jul 15, 2017
on hand for spider bites
Janet R on Jul 13, 2017
try it
Sharon B on Jul 4, 2017
My husband's chiropractor recommends Basil and Wintergreen for muscle pain.
Karen K on Jun 30, 2017
For immune support.
Gregory K on Jun 30, 2017
health need
Nancy z on Jun 29, 2017
I am purchasing this to make mosquito repellent.
Darlene G on Jun 29, 2017
Kitty A on Jun 29, 2017
Trying out this oil for mosquito bites, over the counter creams have never helped, read that basil essential oil is one of home remedies.
Lilia I on Jun 28, 2017
works for headaches
Kristine N on Jun 26, 2017
Want it for wellness and mine has disappeared.
Judith M on Jun 12, 2017
For mixing
Teri O on Jun 10, 2017
Linda F on Jun 6, 2017
a recipe for homemade cleaner
Kimberly B on May 30, 2017
Elizabeth S on May 26, 2017
I am making a blend for my disk, muscle, and back problems.
Caroline B on Oct 9, 2017
I've seen this in many recipes and thought it would be good to have on hand.
Krystal L on Oct 6, 2017