Basil/Ocimum Basilicum


Sweet basil (Ocimum Basilicum) is an annual herb with dark-green pointed oval leaves. It has white, pink or purple flowers and can grow to about a half a meter in height. European or Sweet basil has a higher percentage of linalool and the oil is generally marked ct. linalool.

Perfume Key Qualities: Restorative, tonic, antidepressant, refreshing, uplifting, fortifying, purifying, clearing, warming, stupefying (in excess).
Ayurveda Medicine: Balances the Vata and lowers the Kapha dochas. If used in excess it can increase the Pitta docha.
Therapeutic Properties: Basil has antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, uplifting, tonic and stimulating properties.

Basil lifts the mind and clears mental fatigue. Helpful in enhancing creative awareness. It is also thought to help repel the “evil eye” and can also be used when you sense that someone is jealous of you. Basil helps to raise issues of low self-esteem and low self-worth. The aroma of basil stimulates a need for action and awakens long-forgotten desires. Basil can be beneficial when one is at a crossroads in life or when faced with a spiritual death. It can also inspire great enthusiasm. Basil can also be worn to avoid major clashes as its aroma causes sympathy between two people. It also encourages peace and happiness and stimulates the conscious mind. Basil has long been associated with money in folk magic.

Origin: India 
Essential Oil: A colorless to pale yellow mobile essential oil
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part Used: The essential oil is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the plants.
Color: Yellow-Green for the leaves and purple/white for the flowers. 
CAS Numbers: 8015-73-4
Aroma Description: Aniseed with a minty note.
Note: Top


Dilution of oil is always recommended. May cause skin irritation in some individuals and a skin test is recommended prior to use. Store into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life. Do not use during pregnancy.


These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drugs Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease(s).


The information has been extracted from books written by Beverely Hawkins, (West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy) Vancouver, Canada.

Hawkins, B. (1999). West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy.

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