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Basil Essential Oil

Basil emits a warm, sweet, and slightly floral scent that is vibrant and uplifting to the senses. A herb commonly used in culinary dishes from around the world, this aromatic botanical, Ocimum basilicum, received its name from the Greek word basilikón phutón, which means “royal plant”. Basil is also referred to as the Queen of Herbs in France. Many religions believed this refreshing herb held powerful qualities including increasing strength during times of fasting, providing protection in the afterlife, and fortifying holy water.

With anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibiotic, antiviral, and antidepressant properties Basil has been adapted into many cultures and used in copious applications for its healing effects on the body and mind. Embodying a freshly crisp scent, Basil Essential Oil blends well with other oils such as Bergamot, Grapefruit, Black Pepper, and Lavender.

Its refreshing scent is commonly used to promote mental clarity, alertness, and reduce stress. Basil Essential Oil is reputed to be helpful with enhancing focus in those dealing with inattentiveness and poor concentration. With regular diluted use, Basil Essential Oil can be highly beneficial for balancing skin tone, calm acne or eczema, and to soften the hair. There are plethora of ailments that Basil Essential Oil can be useful for, who knew this unassuming herb we all know and love could have such a positive impact on our health.

  • Manage your mood- This comforting and uplifting oil has the ability to decrease stress levels. Dilute 2-3 drops into a diffuser and breathe in the clarifying aroma for a relaxed and calm mood.
  • Cleanse the scalp- Adding 3-5 drops per 1/4 cup of hair product such as shampoo, conditioner, or masque can help to eliminate excess oil and residue from the scalp and enhance the hair’s natural shine.
  • Prevent breakouts- Diluting 1-2 drops into a light carrier oil and applied to the face with a cotton ball to inflamed areas can combat acne causing bacteria and reduce inflammation.
  • Decongest- For an all natural and soothing vapor rub, dilute Basil Essential Oil in a carrier oil and rub onto the chest to breathe easy.
  • Soothe aches- Adding 2-3 drops of Basil Essential Oil to epsom salts and pouring into a warm bath can be a perfect way to reduce swelling and pain in the muscles and joints.

Caution: When using essential oil, it's important to dilute it properly before applying to the skin and to perform a patch test to check for any potential allergic reactions. Additionally, pregnant women and individuals with certain health conditions should consult with a healthcare professional before using essential oils. Ensure that you are using high-quality, pure essential oils and be aware of individual sensitivities or allergies. If you have specific health concerns, consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating essential oils into your routine. Nearly all highly concentrated essential oils are flammable, so we suggest using them safely and keeping them away from flames and sparks. When you aren't using your essential oils, keep them stored and sealed in their original bottle and be careful of any leaks or spills.

Disclaimer: The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither Dzirun. nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of the information. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using this product. You are also encouraged to test the product to ensure that it meets your needs, before use.

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Dzirun as to the medicinal value of any products from Dzirun. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.