Basil Ocimum basilicum

Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal scent which helps, reduce anxious feelings. Basil delivers countless benefits to the mind and body because of its high linalool content. The linalool creates an ideal application to help reduce feelings of tension when applied to the temples and back of the neck. Basil is frequently used in cooking to add a fresh, herbal flavor to meats, pastas, and entrée dishes, and it is also cooling to the skin. The aroma of Basil helps promote a sense of focus and a stress-relieving sensation.

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Aromatic Description:          

Warm, spicy, herbal

Collection Method:               

Steam Distillation

Plant Part:                             


Main Components:               

Linalool, 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol), bergamotene

Main Benefits:

  • Helps to keep the skin looking clean, clear, and healthy
  • Promotes mental alertness and lessens anxious feelings when diffused
  • Supports cardiovascular and nervous system health when consumed internally*

How to Use:

  • Diffuse to promote a sense of focus while studying or reading.
  • Combine with Geranium and Wild Orange essential oils for an uplifting aromatic massage.
  • Add to your favorite Italian dishes for a refreshing taste.
  • Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
  • Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid to consume internally.
  • Apply one to two drops to desired area on the skin. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

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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.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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