Basil (Sweet)

Basil (sweet)- Ocimum basilicum ct linalool- Our sweet basil is organically grown, steam distilled leaves and flowering tops from Egypt. It is in the labiatae or lamiaceae plant family and is a top note with sweet, spicy, sharp, warm aroma with woody undertones.


  • Basil ct linalool is commonly used in digestive blends to manage gastric spasms, vomiting, nausea and hiccups, too.
  • A "cephalic" oil, basil is effective at aiding nervous exhaustion, clearing brain fog, increasing focus while sharpening mental acuity. It is a primary ingredient in AroMed's "focus" blend!
  • Basil is a great for respiratory issues like asthma, whooping cough, bronchitis and flu related to its antispasmotic qualities.
  • Also can be useful for abdominal cramping, and delayed or scant menses.

Emotional Support- basil encourages positivity, purposefulness, concentration, assertiveness, trust, integrity, enthusiasm and strength.

Blends well with- bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, fennel, ginger, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, rosemary

Notes of interest- Only basil of the linalool chemotype is recommended for aromatherapy. Safety concerns exist with other basil oils related to their chemistry

Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation

Safety data-  Avoid while pregnant or if you have epilepsy. Skin sensitization possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used externally through inhalation and topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified amount of time. Keep away from children and pets.


Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.


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