Basil Essential Oil

Basil Essential Oil

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The essential oil of basil is produced from the leaves of sweet basil, a Mediterranean native and member of the mint family that is widely used in cooking throughout the world. Like the flavor of the fresh herb, basil essential oil lends a warm, peppery scent.

Bulk Basil Essential Oil ~ Monterey Bay Spice Co

a.
quick look

information at a glance
origincomoro islands
extraction methodsteam distillation
edibleNot recommended for internal use.
safetyDo not use during pregnancy or while nursing.
flash point176°F / 80°C
fragrance note classification top

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
why buy basil essential oil?Lends a spicy “green” scent to cosmetics and crafts.
storage tipsStore in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaColorless to pale yellow with a peppery aroma.

c.
uses

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aromatherapyInhale from a diffuser or tissue to help increase concentration and improve mood.
cosmetics / personal careAdd to lotions and other topical formulations. Basil essential oil is especially helpful for taking the itch and sting out of bug bites.
massage / bath / spaUse in massage oil and bath oil blends formulated to relieve sore muscles and joints.
perfumeryCombine with other oils to make signature perfumes.
wellnessHas an uplifting, stimulating effect.
craftsUse in candle making.
industrialThe oil is used in the fragrance industry.
householdCombine several drops with water and/or vinegar to make a natural countertop spray.

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d.
aromatic profile & blending companions

basil
essential oil

Warm, spicy and a bit peppery. Blends well with bergamot, black pepper, fennel, ginger, rose geranium, lavender, lemon, marjoram, orange and verbena.

e.
formulas & recipes

basil
essential oil
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DIY apricot, orange, and basil bath oil

f.
what else you should know

basil
essential oil

Basil is an annual herb original to the Mediterranean, but is now grown all over the world. The plant received its species name from the Greek word basilicos, which means “royal” or “king,” indicating its place of importance in the region. Today, both herb and essential oil are important elements of the Ayurvedic system of India.


For more information on how to use essential oils please read our article: Aromatherapy Basics for Using Pure Essential Oils

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