Basil Essential Oil

Ocimum basilicum | 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 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 to stimulate and clear the mind while promoting a greater sense of overall wellbeing.

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 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.

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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.


Your trust and confidence is very important to us. As part of our S.A.A.F.E. Promise™ to you, we provide GC/MS (Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry) test results from a verified third party, independent lab for each one of our essential oil products.

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

39 Reviews

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It was strong initially however when used with just a few drops blended with lime I absolutely love it !
March 8, 2019
6 months ago
Smells exactly like basil!! Does it’s job!!
May 7, 2018
1 year ago
Product is as described.
March 17, 2018
over 2 years ago
March 2, 2018
1 year ago
Way better than those other brands
February 7, 2018
1 year ago
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
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
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 2 years ago
Wakes me up in the morning
and I use it throughout the day for the uplift. Maybe my favorite.
July 30, 2017
over 2 years ago
Basil is wonderful!
Love this in my diffuser! A little goes a long way. One of my favorites!
January 28, 2017
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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