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Basil Essential Oil

Ocimum basilicum | Essential Oil
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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.

The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Neither Rocky Mountain Oils® nor its products are intended for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.


Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Country of Origin: India / Egypt *
Chemotype: Linalool / Methyl chavicol
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaf
Aroma: Spicy, Herbal
Consistency: Thin
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


  • 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!


Soothing Hand + Arm Massage Oil

Mind Alert Mist Spray

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.


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GC/MS tests verify purity and quality of the oils we sell, so you can be sure you’re using the highest quality oils available on the market today.

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Customer Reviews

44 Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
love this oil
I put this oil behind kids ears when they have earaches. It works great!
Sometimes I add this to food too, but be careful because its strong.
May 10, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I like to difuse basil in the mornings when I get my hair and makeup done. It smells so healthy and energizing.
March 23, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It was strong initially however when used with just a few drops blended with lime I absolutely love it !
March 8, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Smells exactly like basil!! Does it’s job!!
May 7, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Product is as described.
March 17, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
March 2, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Way better than those other brands
February 7, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Seasonal allergies
My husband and I have severe allergic reactions to juniper pollen every year. I have tried several blends that didn’t help all that much. Basil gave us both immediate relief from stuff noses and sinus congestion. It worked instantaneous and lasts a couple hours. I use a few drops with fractionated coconut oil and rub into my throat area as well as inhale several times. Unbelievable difference.
December 28, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
So good for my headaches!!
Basil, lemon and peppermint are a winning combination for my headaches and make my house smell amazing too. It's potent, so you only need one or two drops of this in the diffuser, but the smell is amazing. I am never without this oil, absolutely love it!! I also use it just for inhaling when I feel a migraine or headache coming on and it definitely helps.
November 30, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 4 years ago
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Does Rocky Mountain own their own farms? If not where do they source their oil?
Greta L on Jan 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Our company seeks out the highest therapeutic quality essential oils to source and sell. We source oils from places all over the world where the plants can grow in their indigenous habitats. We feel that this process best cultivates the plants’ natural therapeutic properties. We do not own our own farms; we choose to work with quality farmers and distillery technicians who are experts in their fields because we are dedicated to obtaining only the purest oils that will meet our strict quality standards.


-RMO Team
Why would I choose this basil or holy basil over one another?
Raederle P on Dec 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Basil and Holy Basil are derived from two different plants. Basil is commonly known as Sweet Basil, Thai Basil, and St. Joseph's Wort. Holy Basil is commonly known as Tulsi, Tulasi, and Thulasi. For more information, please see the descriptions on the product pages.

-RMO Team
Is this oil safe for ingestion?
Nelli on Feb 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Rocky Mountain Oils feels that essential oils are very potent and can be dangerous if not used correctly. All of our oils are 100% pure, natural, and authentic. They are of the quality to ingest. However, we cannot provide dosing suggestions or directions on how to ingest if you choose to do so. If you do choose to ingest the oils, we suggest consulting an Aromatherapist or trusted health professional for guidance.


-RMO Team
For recipes that require basil linalol, can I use sweet basil instead?
Daphne S on Feb 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They are different Chemo-types so they will vary slightly in properties however they are very comparable and can be used for the same purposes.

RMO Team
what is lemon oil?
A shopper on Dec 31, 2020
hello mr/mrs, I have a question. whether current can be sent to Indonesia ?
Faradella I on Dec 4, 2020