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Basil Oil Uses and Benefits

Basil Oil Product Description

Basil is famed for enhancing the taste of food from different cuisines across the world. Just like the fresh or dried herb, Basil essential oil can add a fresh, herbal flavour to meats, pasta, and sauces. Beyond use in the kitchen, Basil essential oil can provide a soothing sensation when applied topically and produces a warm, spicy, herbaceous aroma that can also be enjoyed during a massage or when diffused.  With so many uses, you’ll wonder how you went so long without adding Basil essential oil to your collection.

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How do I use Basil oil?

  1. Italian-Style Cooking: Italian cooking and basil go hand and hand, but when dried or fresh basil aren’t available, add Basil essential oil for the same warm, spicy, herbal flavour to all your favourite Italian dishes. One drop of basil oil is equivalent to about two teaspoons of dried basil or for smaller amounts, use the toothpick method*. Whether you’re making homemade marinara sauce or trying this recipe for herb oil bread dip, Basil oil will have everyone asking for seconds!
  2. Skincare: Because it contains high levels the chemical constituent, linalool, Basil essential oil has great skin-soothing benefits. Simply apply one to two drops of Basil oil to various pulse points for a cooling effect on the skin or combine a drop of Basil oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply behind your ears or neck for a soothing sensation followed by a fresh, warm aroma.
  3. Massage: Unwind after a long day with an invigorating personal massage by combining one drop of Basil oil and five to ten drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil and gently massage into your skin for a soothing effect and a pleasant herbal aroma.
  4. Afternoon Pick-Me-Up: For an afternoon pick-me-up during a busy day, take a breathe of Basil essential oil from the bottle or apply one drop to the back of your neck to create a moment of calm as you achieve the tasks at hand.
  5. Diffusion: For a relaxing fragrance while studying, reading, or working on a project, add three to four drops of Basil oil to your favourite diffuser and delight in the warm, spicy, herbaceous aroma while you focus on your tasks. For an invigorating diffuser blend, diffuse Basil essential oil with Lime oil, Bergamot oil, and Peppermint oil.

*Use the toothpick method when replacing any amount of dried basil less than two teaspoons! Dip a toothpick into the Basil oil, then stir the toothpick into the dish. You’ll be surprised at how quickly this potent oil flavours your food.

Fun Fact

In Italian culture, basil was used as a sign of love. Placing a pot of basil on a balcony meant that a woman was ready for her suitor to come. If the man arrived with a sprig of basil, it was said that the woman would fall in love with him.

What is Basil oil?

Basil is a perennial herb that is part of the mint family. The oval shaped, green leaves of the basil plant branch from a single stem and sometimes produces clusters of white flowers at the tip. The leaves of the basil plant go through a steam distillation process, where a combination of heated steam and gentle pressure are used to produce the refreshing Basil essential oil.

What essential oils blend well with Basil oil?

Basil oil blends well with Bergamot oil, Lavender oil, Marjoram oil, Geranium oil, Peppermint oil, Cedarwood oil, Clary Sage oil, Ginger oil, Grapefruit oil, and Lemon oil for diffusing.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. For external use only.  

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