Imagine the wafting, pleasant aroma of freshly harvested Basil misted with a sublime citrus essence and voila --- you’ve got Lemon Basil essential oil. A simple diffusion of this pristine essential oil refreshes rooms and delivers an air of cleansing comfort. In body care applications it provides a refreshing and reassuring aroma.
The fresh and dried leaves of Lemon Basil are intrinsic to Malaysia and Laotian cuisine where it is favored for use in rice, curry and stir-fried dishes; it is the most commonly used type of basil in Laos. Lemon Basil is treasured within Indonesian cuisine, where it is called Kemangi.
Lemon Basil is a hybrid of Sweet Basil and American Basil Ocimum americanum. This lovely herb is grown in northeastern Africa and southeastern Asia. The leaves are similar to basil leaves, but narrower with slightly serrated edges. Lemon Basil essential oil is produced through distillation.
Botanical Name: Ocimum citriodorum
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Leaves
Blends Well With: Citruses and florals such as Rose
Aroma: Sweet, lemony, spicy, herbaceous
Color: Pale Yellow
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
Adult Max Dilution: 1.4%
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
SWELLING: Make a salve by melting 2 oz of beeswax in a double boiler. Once melted, add in 1 oz of Wheat Germ, 30 drops Lemon Basil, 15 drops Sandalwood Hawaiian and 9 drops Black Pepper. Scoop out and apply to problem areas.
ACHES: Create a massage oil by combining 1/2 cup Guava Seed, 35 drops Lemon Basil, 20 drops Bergamot Mint and 17 drops Hemp essential oil.
COOLING: In a glass spray bottle, combine 1 oz distilled water, 8 drops Lemon Basil, 5 drops Geranium, 5 drops Lavender Spike and Polysorbate 20 (manufacturer’s recommended amount). Shelf life: 1 week