Basil is an herb from the Lamiacae family and the genus Ocimum. People have been flavouring their food with it and using it to support health and wellbeing for centuries.

Basil (ocimum basilicum) Essential Oil (sometimes referred to as sweet basil) is stimulating to the mind and is primarily used for respiratory, muscular, and joint support.  The scent is herbaceous sweet and pungent. When using this genuine oil, supplied by ATL International from the most trusted and producers, it can be tricky to get the proportions right because it’s so strong. Sometimes a drop is all you will need. This is why it’s always must be diluted before use, and sometimes even 0.5 to 1% dilution of Basil Essential Oil in any carrier oil and already enough to be used topically. A Skin Patch Test is important before use. Some people with sensitive skin and multiple chemical sensitivities can develop unexpected reactions and should not use this oil in any type of applications.

What makes the oil so much more powerful than the leaves, is the potency, because the compounds found in the oil of the steam distilled leaves, stems, and flowers are much active and concentrated, than in dried or fresh leaves.

  • Soothes sore muscles and joints
  • Assists with breathing
  • Cooling agent for the skin
  • Promotes mental alertness
  • Can lessen anxious feelings

Emotionally, basil essential oil can be helpful in dealing with anxiety, fear, or nervousness. It is calming, making it perfect for overwhelm, stress, fatigue, and may even assist a person trying to overcome addiction.

Blends well with:

Bergamot, Cypress, White Fir, Geranium, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Wintergreen


  • Diffuse to sharpen focus
  • Apply to minor skin irritations diluted in a carrier oil.
  • Apply to fatigued or sore muscles and joints diluted in a carrier oil.
  • Diffuse or apply topically to promote clear breathing
  • Diffuse of apply to the bottom of the feet to fight fatigue.
  • Use in natural products
  • Use in essential oil blends like our DIY Recipe below!

Precautions: 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. Keep in cold dark place, and keep out of heat. Not for external use, for external use only! Not tested on animals, free of synthetic chemicals and dilutants.

DIY Recipes Using Basil Essential Oil

Kickstart the Day Blend

Get a good start to the day with this blend of 3 essential oils including our oil of the month, Basil!

Want to make this recipe? Get the oils or kit below!

Revitalizing Massage & Body Oil

•         3 Tsp Carrier oil of choice

•         2 drops Basil Essential Oil     

•         2 drops Rosemary Essential Oil     

•         4 drops Orange Sweet Essential Oil

Want to make this recipe? Get the oils or kit below!

Orange & Basil Cleaning Spray

Simply combine in a spray bottle

•         2 cups of filtered water

•         1 cup of white vinegar

•         20+ drops of Orange Sweet Essential Oil

•         15+ drops of basil essential oil

Use to clean sinks, counters, appliances and more!
Shake well before use.
Want to make this recipe? Get the oils or kit below!

Essential Oil Kit

Includes the oils you need to make all 3 DIY Recipes!

5 ml each of Basil, Orange & Rosemary

DIY Basil Kit

Includes the oils, containers and ingredients you need to make all 3 DIY Recipes!

  • Roller Bottle for the Kickstart the Day Blend
  • 8 oz bottle with Pump (for the Revitalizing Massage & Body Oil)
  • 16 oz bottle with pump (for the Orange & Basil Cleaning Spray)
  • 8 oz Grapeseed carrier oil for the  Blend and  Massage & Body Oil
  • 5 ml each of Basil, Orange & Rosemary
  • Recipe Card

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