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Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

Country of Origin: Egypt

Application: Aromatically, Topically | Neat

Plant Part: Leaf

Extraction Method: Steam distillation

Aromatic Description: Warm, spicy, herbal

Main Chemical Component and Chemotype: Linalool

Blends Well With: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lime, and Sandalwood essential oils.

Safe for Kids: No

Cautions: Use topically at a maximum of 3.3% dilution

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Sweet Basil Essential Oil is steam distilled from the delicate, beautifully aromatic leaves of the Ocimum basilicum plant, growing in the lush valleys of Egypt. Sweet Basil Oil has a lively, spicy green, sweet herbaceous aroma; it is widely used in natural perfumery for its complex fresh green-herbaceous character and rich balsamic undertones.

Also known as 'Sweet', 'True', and 'European' Basil, our Basil Oil is the Linalool chemotype. Linalool chemotype in particular is found to be sweeter, and considered the safest, of all Basil varieties, for topical use. Linalool is the predominant chemical component in this species of Basil, lending a cool, gentle woody character to this oil. Also present in smaller percentage is Methyl Chavicol (aka Estragol), a constituent responsible for the mild anise-like tones.

Reported Benefits & Uses

Basil Essential Oil has a wide array of applications from sharpening the mental state to relieving fatigue. Along with helping to ease unwanted muscle spasms (anti-inflammatory), Basil Essential Oil is helpful for reducing minor pain and inflammation (analgesic) as well as reducing the presence of unwelcome bacteria or fungal growth (anti-bacterial). In skincare, the effective anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Basil Oil also helps in controlling the outbreak of acne and pimples. It can also be used for treating insect bites and skin conditions like psoriasis. Being a rich source of flavonoids and antioxidants, Sweet Basil Essential Oil also acts as an effective anti-aging agent that tightens skin, fights free radical damage and oxidative stress and prevents the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots on the skin.

In aromatherapy, Basil Essential Oil is used to help restore mental alertness and fight fatigue since it's naturally a stimulant. This essential oil is incredibly uplifting and is highly revered in Ayurveda for its capability to imbue mental strength and sharpen the mind. The uplifting scent of Sweet Basil Essential Oil can be inhaled to relieve headaches, and settles and soothes the nerves for a calming effect.

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Carrier Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Money Back Guarantee: We only want to sell the purest essential oils of the highest quality to our customers at the lowest prices available. 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils is all we offer. We are so sure you will love our Essential Oils that we offer a 100% Risk Free, 60-Day Money Back Guarantee.

Cosmetic Declaration

Earth's Oils certifies that Basil Essential Oil is suitable for cosmetic application and is not included in the list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products. Neither does it contain parabens, restricted preservatives, colorants or UV filters (Annex II - VI of EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009).

Animal Testing

Earth's Oils certifies that Basil Essential Oil is cruelty-free and free of animal testing.
Earth's Oils does not conduct or commission animal testing of any cosmetic ingredient, raw material, or formulation of any finished product in the context of Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. Additionally, we do not buy any ingredient, formulation, or product from any supplier or manufacturer that conducted, commissioned, or had been a party to Animal Testing. We also encourages customers who manufacture cosmetics and skin care products to avoid animal-tested ingredients and offer cruelty-free products to their customers.

Vegan Statement

Earth's Oils certifies that Basil Essential Oil contain no animal ingredients or animal by-products, use no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process, nor does the above product come in contact with any animal products during storage and transportation.

TSE/BSE Statement

Earth's Oils certifies that Basil Essential Oil is free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that this product is Dioxin Free.

Non-GMO Statement

Earth's Oils certifies that Basil Essential Oil is manufactured without the use of genetically modified organisms and without the use of raw materials or processing aids containing or derived from genetically modified material. As such, Basil Essential Oil should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.

Earth's Oils also declares that Basil Essential Oil has not been:
1) Exposed to Irradiation
2) Derived from Sewage Sludge
3) Treated with Ethyl Oxide

Gluten Free Statement

Earth's Oils can approve that Basil Essential Oil does not contain as an ingredient and is not manufactured on processing equipment that comes in contact with gluten or products containing gluten.

Melamine Free Statement

Earth's Oils confirm that Basil Essential Oil is free of any Melamine and hence should be considered to be Melamine-free.

Nanomaterials Declarartion

Earth's Oils can approve with reference to Basil Essential Oil that no Nanomaterials were added at any stage of the manufacturing/production process, in accordance with EU Cosmetics Regulation.

California Proposition 65 Declaration

Earth's Oils certifies that Basil Essential Oil does not contain chemicals that are listed on California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65).

Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

Download the current Proposition 65 List at:

REACH Conformance

Earth's Oils declares that Basil Essential Oil is compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and does not contain substances above 0.1% weight of a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in Annex XIV as of July 16, 2019.

Furthermore, Basil Essential Oil is also compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation) under entries 28 to 30 of Annex XVII of REACH, which prohibits the use of carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic category 1A or 1B substances (CMR category 1A or 1B substances) in products supplied to the general public.

Methyl Eugenol Statement

Earth's Oils certify that Basil Essential Oil naturally contains Methyl Eugenol at a maximum concentration of 0.2% in the context of EU Council Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC Annex III.

Natural Criteria Statement

Based on the ISO 16128-1:2016 (Definitions for ingredients) and ISO 16128-2:2017 (Criteria for ingredients and products), Earth's Oils can advise that Basil Essential Oil would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.

Residual Solvents

Based on our knowledge of the production process, raw materials and equipments used, there is no potential for any residual solvents to be present in Basil Essential Oil.

Non-CITES Declaration

Earth's Oils certifies that Basil Essential Oil is manufactured completely from raw materials none of which is listed on the Appendices of the the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

1. Tension Headache Roll On Blend:
Try using this oil blend to help relieve a tension headache.
3 drops Basil essential oil
3 drops Lavender essential oil
4 drops Frankincense Carteri essential oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
10 ml Roller Bottle

Directions: Add essential oils to the bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Shake to blend. To use, roll onto temples (avoid the eyes) and back of neck/shoulders. Be sure to label the bottle.

2. Soothing Inhaler Blend:
Because Basil essential oil is so rich in linalool, it makes this oil very relaxing and beneficial for decreasing feelings of stress and anxiety. Use it before bedtime to help you wind down and transition into bedtime.
5 drops Basil essential oil
5 drops Bergamot essential oil
5 drops Clary Sage essential oil
Blank Inhaler

Directions: Mix essential oils together before adding them to a blank inhaler. To use, place the inhaler under nose and inhale deeply.

3. Chest Compress Recipe:
Basil essential oil is useful for respiratory issues, colds, and the flu. It is an expectorant and offers antispasmodic actions which may help relieve coughing.
4 drops Basil essential oil
glass bowl
warm water

Directions: Mix 3 drops of Earth's Oils basil oil into bowl of warm water. Soak a washcloth in the bowl and wring out. Lay down, place washcloth onto chest, and just relax while taking some nice deep breaths.

4. DIY Purifying Air Freshener:
You can use basil oil to remove bacteria from surfaces and freshen the air, it's especially beneficial for cleaning kitchens and bathrooms. It is a potent antibacterial and antiviral oil.
6 drops Basil essential oil
7 drops Tea Tree essential oil
12 drops Grapefruit essential oil
4 oz glass spray bottle

Directions: Add essential oils to 4 oz glass spray bottle. Fill rest of bottle with water, leaving room for sprayer top. Shake well before use, spritz throughout kitchen and bathroom to encourage clean air, especially during cold and flu season. 

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CAUTIONS: 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.

Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top but do contain the volume of oil specified.

Money Back Guarantee: We only want to sell the purest essential oils of the highest quality to our customers at the lowest prices available. 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils is all we offer. We are so sure you will love our Essential Oils that we offer a 100% Risk Free, 60-Day Money Back Guarantee.

*The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.


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US Shipping:

All US Essential Oil orders over $35.00 ship for free

International Orders:

Canadian Orders S&H is minimum $9.95 everywhere else is minimum of $10.95 

Earth's Oils is so sure of the 100% Purity & Authenticity of our essential oils that we offer a 60 day money back guarantee. Thanks to our total commitment of only wanting to sell the purest essential oils of the highest quality to our customers at the lowest prices available you are able to try them and if unhappy, return them for a refundEven if you've opened or used your product, send it back to us, and we 'll offer a partial to full refund based on the amount of product remaining. Has it been more than 60 days? Not to worry, we are still happy to credit your account with the amount of return.

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