Basil essential oil


  • Source Plant: Ocimum basilicum comes from the leaves of an annual herb belonging to the Lamiaceae family.
  • Plant Part Used: Leaves and stems.
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distillation.
  • Main Constituents: Most active chemical compounds include: methylchavicol (estragol) (70-90%), linalool (1-20%), eugenol (4-11%), and 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol) (1-7%).



  • Basil is thought to be native to tropical Asia and was introduced in Europe and America in the sixteenth century.basil-2
  • There are approximately 200 species of various basil botanical varieties.
  • Basil is very tender and sensitive to frost. It grows best in a sunny location with well-drained, rich organic soil.
  • Typically grows to be 30-60cm tall.
  • The leaves of sweet basil are a popular culinary herb, often used in Thai and Italian cuisine.
  • Experts describe the fragrance as being medium in intensity with sweet, herbaceous, licorice-like, and slightly warm tones.
  • Basil’s Eugenol, found in basil, may act as a natural anti-inflammatory.



  • Diffuse basil to promote clear breathing as well as other symptoms of congestion, colds, and sore throats.
  • Inhaled or diffused, basil can treat symptoms of digestive discomfort such as flatulence, nausea, and intestinal tension.
  • For headache relief diffuse basil for ½ hour every 4-6 hours, or as desired.
  • You can create a calming sense of relaxation during stressful times by dabbing 1-3 drops of basil in your palms, cupping your hands over your nose, and inhaling deeply.
  • Basil blends well with bergamot, clary sage, clove, geranium, lime, lemon, eucalyptus, neroli, rosemary, and lavender.


  • Mixing 5-7 drops of basil in a bath may help reduce symptoms of a cold or cough.
  • Diluting 2-3 drops of basil with a carrier oil and applying it on the stomach area can relieve symptoms of digestive discomfort such as flatulence, nausea, and intestinal tension.
  • Apply 2-4 drops of basil and rub on the back of neck to minimize headache pain.
  • Massaging basil on the temples creates a calming sense of relaxation during times of stress and tension.
  • When massaged into the skin, basil oil will enhance the luster of dull looking skin and hair.
  • Basil is a key oil in the Raindrop Massage Collection.


  • Young Living’s Basil essential oil has been registered by Health Canada as a natural health product (NHP).
  • This means Health Canada regards it as a naturally occurring substance that is used to restore or maintain good health.
  • As an NHP, bottles of Basil oil all have a Natural Product Number (NPN) on their labels.
  • Basil NHP status allows you to make the claims that are described above.
  • Always follow label for dilution instructions.


This blend is used for ease a headache and clear congestion:basil-8

Rub this blend down the jaw line and behind your ears to ease your head cold and breathe more clearly.

Always consult “Guideline for safe use” when working with essential oils.

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