Mountain Rose Herbs

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Basil Essential Oil

  • Ocimum basilicum
  • Origin: Nepal
Basil Essential Oil


Parts Used

Flowering plant


Methyl chavicol

Extraction Method

Steam distillation

Note Classification



Fresh, warm, spicy, herbaceous


Basil is a sacred plant in India, and used in ayurvedic medicine. It has been used as a strewing herb to reduce odors, and has many culinary applications.

Blends Well With

bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, fennel, ginger, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, and neroli

Herbal Miscellany

Basil has many aromatic properties. Ocimum is derived from the Greek word osme, which means to smell.


Oil Specific: Avoid in epilepsy or while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.

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