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Basil Essential Oil

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Say hello to the versatile world of wellness with Edens Garden's Basil essential oil. While it may bring to mind delicious pasta and pizza, this essential oil offers a plethora of benefits beyond the kitchen. Known for its calming aroma, Basil oil provides a soothing experience when diffused or applied topically, making it a favorite in aromatherapy.

Basil oil is more than just a pleasant scent; it's a historical remedy for soothing the spirit. It's said to help build confidence, reduce fear and negative thoughts, and combat mental fatigue. Just like 16th-century herbalist John Gerard, who used it to comfort the downhearted, you too can leverage its uplifting properties.

But the wonders of Basil essential oil don't stop there. It's a natural solution for skin discomforts, often used to relieve itchiness from insect bites and soothe skin infections, while also acting as a repellent. This oil, derived from the Sweet Basil linalool chemotype native to Africa and Asia, is a testament to the plant's rich history of use throughout India, the Mediterranean, and North Africa.

For an easy DIY, try adding a few drops of diluted Basil essential oil to a warm bath for a relaxing soak or diffuse it in your living space for a calming ambiance. Remember, always dilute before topical application. With Edens Garden's Basil essential oil, you're investing in an aromatic journey that uplifts, soothes, and promotes wellness.


Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

Chemotype / Variety: Linalool/ Sweet

Origin: USA

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Leaves

Note: Middle - Top

Family: Lamiaceae

Synonym: Sweet Basil

Blends Well With: Lavender and Lemon, and other florals and citrus

Aroma: Sweet, herbaceous, fresh, and true to Basil used in cooking

Consistency: Thin

Color: Clear

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

OK For Kids: 2+

Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Adult Max Dilution: 3.3%

Shelf Life: 3-5 Years

Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Basil essential oil good for?
  • Sweet Basil essential oil has components methyl chavicol and linalool which helps you find the relief you need when emotionally or mentally stressed, especially when this leads to headache or other physical tension - try blending it with rosemary for added mental clarity. Basil is emotionally uplifting and will help to strengthen your confidence and motivate you to finish what needs to be done. Physically, basil essential oil offers pain relief and in massage blends can help reduce muscle spasm when massaged onto the skin. It offers analgesic, antispasmodic and carminitive in massage oil blends with a carrier oil of your choice for digestion issues. It also is antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral and can support the immune system which makes it great in DIY cleaning blends.
Is Basil essential oil safe for dogs?
  • If choosing to use Basil essential oil around your dog, it’s important to look out for warning signs such as behavioral differences, such as whining, scratching or acting loopy. Stop using essential oils around your dog if you notice these signs, and don’t use essential oils around small dogs, puppies and pregnant dogs. We don’t recommend applying essential oils to your pup or administering oils orally without consulting a holistic veterinarian. You may diffuse small amounts of oil around your dog, but be sure to do so in a well-ventilated room where your dog can leave if desired.
How to make Basil essential oil from fresh basil?
  • Basil essential oil, known as Ocimum basilicum, is made via steam distillation. In steam distillation, plant material is placed in a still, water is added, then heat is applied to the unit. As water heats, plants release their essential oil, the oil rises with steam droplets that are sucked into a pipe and the oil and water are then separated. While it may not be possible to make Basil essential oil at home without a still, you can make aromatic hydrosol water that contains many of the same therapeutic benefits as essential oil. Click here for instructions on how to make your own hydrosol.
How to use Basil essential oil?
  • There are several ways to effectively use Basil essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Dilute 12 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil and use in a skin nourishing massage. 3.) Add 6 drops to 1 ounce of castille soap and 1 cup of Epsom salt for added magnesium absorption. Add the mixture to your bath and soak up the goodness. 4.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to do a skin patch test with any new oils before applying in larger areas.
Can you ingest Basil essential oil?
  • Essential oils are powerful, concentrated substances so a little goes a long way. Two of the most effective ways to use them are by way of inhalation and topical use. Ingesting Basil essential oil is rarely necessary or recommended, no matter the brand. Ingestion can lead to adverse reactions such as medication contraindications, mucous membrane irritation, sensitization and nausea if done incorrectly. Therefore, if you wish to take essential oils internally, we strongly recommend consulting with a knowledgeable professional with experience in internal use.
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Basil ct. Linalool batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Ocimum basilicum. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Basil essential oil is 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil, such as Jojoba or Fractionated Coconut 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.

DEFEND: Blend together: 5 drops of Basil, 5 drops of Tea Tree and 5 drops of Lemon, then add 5-6 drops to your Scent Ball diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.

RELAX: Add: 5 drops of Basil, 5 drops of Vetiver, 5 drops of Lavender and 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas) to 2 oz of massage oil. Apply after showering to soothe and restore the skin, or in a professional massage treatment. Add 2 teaspoons of massage oil to a full bath and relax.

REVIVE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Basil, 5 drops of Rosemary and 5 drops of Peppermint. Or add 5-6 drops Basil to your diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.

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