With roots in the mint family, Basil’s pungent-yet-sweet green leaves are prominently used in a plethora of mouth-watering Italian dishes. Considered the "king of herbs" by foodies, this annual plant grows to be 1-4 feet tall and bursts with silky foliage that begs to be snipped. In warm summer months, perky pots of basil are commonly seen outdoors, but it can flourish inside as well. Right before its delicate white flowers emerge, the essential oil contained in the leaves is at its peak.
Plant Part Used
Medium. Fresh, spicy-sweet and herbaceous.
Promotes clarity of thought. Instills positive energy and uplifts moods.
Blends Well With
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Citronella, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Neroli, Melissa, Lavender, Clove, Marjoram, Lime, Lemon, Juniper, Grapefruit, Rosemary
History of Basil
The very origins of basil are majestic in nature. It is derived from the Greek word “king”. Unique anise/balsamic undertones waft from its leaves, made even stronger when picked. Its intense, spicy-sweet flavor is world-renowned–many Italian/Mediterranean dishes are kissed with basil, such as pesto sauce, pizza margherita, and fresh tomato with buffalo mozzarella.
Using Basil Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Scent of Italy
Forget the airfare! Immerse yourself in all things Italian and perk up with this warm, sunny blend!
Achieve mental clarity and a bright, positive mood with this uplifting "can-do" elixer!
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps, and body care products!