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Basil- Lemon Essential Oil

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Discover the invigorating experience of Edens Garden's Lemon Basil essential oil, a unique oil that marries the aromatic freshness of basil with a tangy lemon twist. This vibrant scent not only revitalizes your spaces but also imparts a sense of soothing comfort, making it an essential addition to your wellness routine.

Bask in the refreshing and reassuring aroma of our Lemon Basil essential oil, a delight to your senses and a boost to your well-being. Originating from the heart of Malaysia and Laos, this essential oil is a staple in their cuisine, adding a distinct flavor to rice, curry, and stir-fry dishes. It's no surprise that it's highly regarded as Kemangi in Indonesian culinary traditions.

Our Lemon Basil essential oil is cultivated in the lush regions of northeastern Africa and southeastern Asia. The leaves, similar to traditional basil but with a delicate serration at the edges, undergo a meticulous distillation process to produce this pristine essential oil.

Beyond its culinary uses, Lemon Basil essential oil can be incorporated into your daily life in myriad ways. Add a few drops to your diffuser to imbue your rooms with its uplifting scent, or incorporate it into your body care regimen for a rejuvenating touch. Please remember to use it safely and effectively, following all guidelines for essential oil use.

Experience the unparalleled aroma and wellness benefits of our Lemon Basil essential oil, and allow its captivating essence to enhance your everyday experiences.


Botanical Name: Ocimum citriodorum

Origin: USA

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Leaves

Note: Top

Family: Lamiaceae

Blends Well With: Citruses and florals such as Rose

Aroma: Sweet, lemony, spicy, herbaceous

Consistency: Thin

Color: Pale Yellow

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.

Adult Max Dilution: 1.4%

Shelf Life: 2-3 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
How to make Lemon Basil essential oil?
  • Lemon Basil essential oil 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 Lemon 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 do Basil and Lemon Basil essential oils compare?
  • Lemon Basil essential oil, Ocimum citriodorum, is a chemotype in the Basil Family. It is also known as Basil ct. Citral. Aromatically it is fresh, lemony and delightfully uplifting. Therapeutically, it can be used to quell anxious feelings and depression as well as relieve fatigue and even nausea and works well in topical massage oil blends. It's also noted as having an ability to improve memory issues and just like its sister Sweet Basil, Ocimum basilicum, can be used to help with headaches and migraines. For topical applications on the skin, it is advised to use Lemon Basil at low dilutions, 1.4% in one ounce of carrier oil.
What note is Lemon Basil essential oil?
  • In perfumery, scents have ‘notes.’ A scent can be a top, middle or base note. Lemon Basil is considered a top note. Each aroma note reacts differently based on its volatility. Top notes tend to be the most volatile, meaning they don’t last that long after they’ve been exposed to air. However, top notes are generally the strongest aroma when you first smell a scent. On the other hand, base notes are the least volatile, meaning they last much longer and are not the strongest aroma when you first experience a scent but they grow stronger after being exposed to air.
What does Lemon Basil essential oil blend well with?
  • Aromatically, Lemon Basil blends well with other citrus oils such as Bergamot and Lemon as well as floral oils such as Clary Sage. Herbals such as Peppermint and Bergamot Mint and Balm Mint Bush will give Lemon Basil a more lively aroma. Base notes and wood oils such as Sandalwood can make this oil safer to use in skin applications. If looking for substitutions, Lemon Verbena and Melissa make very good choices.
Can I use Lemon Basil essential oil in food and cooking?
  • 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 Lemon Basil essential oil is not the optimal way to achieve its benefits as it lacks nutrients found in the whole herb. What’s more, the essential oil is often far more expensive than the herb that produces it. Therefore, we recommend using fresh herbs in cooking rather than essential oil.
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Lemon basil batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Ocimum citriodorum. 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 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

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