Pure, Therapeutic Sweet Basil essential oil
Sweet, spicy, with balsamic woody undertone
Methyl chavichol, Linalool, 1,8-Cineol, Eugenol
Extraction method / Source
Steam distillation / leaves
Botanical family: Laminaceae or Labiatae (mint)
Sweet Basil is an annual herb that grows to 24 inches in height. It produces large, fragrant, dark green leaves and soft white/purple flowers. Also referred to as Common Basil.
Regions of Production
Grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides
History / Fun Facts
The name Basil comes from the Greek word basileum, meaning "king". In the 19th century, Italian women wore sprigs of basil to attract suitors. Sweet Basil has long been used as favorite culinary herb. Sweet Basil essential oil can also be used in cooking and baking.
Analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, nervine, sudorific. (Battaglia, 2003, Schnaubelt, 1998)
Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits
Helps relieve migraine headaches, sore throat, insect bites, itchy skin.
Helps reduce mental fatigue and dizziness, sharpens the senses.
Modes of Administration
Topical: massage, compress, skin care.
Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, aromatherapy inhaler
Blends well with
Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Coriander, Cypress, Fennel, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon, Mandarin, Sweet Orange, Palmarosa, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Tangerine, Tea Tree
Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Avoid if epileptic. May irritate sensitive skin. (Battaglia, 2003)
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Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.
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Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, (English translation)1998. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.
Schnaubelt, Kurt, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy, 2011. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT. Worwood,
Valerie Ann, The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, 1991. New World Library, Novato, California
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