What is doTERRA Basil essential oil used for?

Basil leaves are popularly used in cooking all over the world and occupy an important place in South Asian, African and Mediterranean cuisine. Basil adds a fresh, spicy flavor to meats, pasta, soups and other ingredients. However, in addition to the pleasant taste of basil, this plant offers many benefits for the body and mind. Basil essential oil is highly valued for its calming effect and its ability to relieve stress and tension.

More than 150 varieties of basil are grown worldwide, including purple basil, Thai basil, world basil, lemon basil and many more. doTERRA Basil essential oil is distilled from the fragrant leaves of the sweet basil plant (Ocimum basilicum). Sweet basil has a pleasant flavour and aroma that is much appreciated in Italian cuisine. doTERRA Basil is derived from plants cultivated in Egypt during the winter months.

The main chemical constituent of basil is linalool which is also a major constituent of Lavender (Lavender), Koriander, Petitgrain and Cilantro. Experimental research has shown that linalool can promote relaxation and support various body systems*.

What is doTERRA basil essential oil good for?

Aromatically, Basil promotes mental alertness and reduces anxiety. Diffuse Basil while studying or doing tasks that require mental clarity. For an invigorating scent, try infusing Basil with lime, bergamot and peppermint.

When taken internally, Basil supports healthy immune function, blood flow and gastrointestinal health.* To use Basil internally, take a drop in water or a veggie cap to soothe.*
Basil essential oil can also be used to flavor salad dressings, meat marinades, sauces and vegetable dishes.

Basil is cooling to the skin and can be applied topically to relieve the feeling of tension in the neck. Mix Basil and Wintergreen with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to the back of your neck for a stress relieving experience or apply to your temples to reduce the feeling of tension.



  • A few drops in a diffuser can promote focus while studying or reading.
  • Combine Basil with Geranium and Wild Orange for a soothing, cooling massage.
  • Add a few drops to your favorite Italian dishes for extra flavor.
  • Diffuse with ”Lime”, and/or Peppermint for an invigorating aroma to relieve at the end of your workday.
  • To relieve monthly discomfort, you can put a drop of Basil in a Veggie Caps and take it with water.


Main ingredients doTERRA Basil



Possible skin sensitivity.
Keep out of reach of children.
If you are pregnant, nursing or under the care of a physician, consult your physician.
Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.

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*This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and the product and its effects have not been tested by the NVWA. If you are ill, you should always consult a doctor.

doTERRA Basil essential oil (15ml)

Ocimum basilicum

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Basil is an herb that is popular in cuisine around the world. doTERRA Basil essential oil has a fresh, sharp, spicy aroma that is sweeter than other types of basil. It can be used to reduce anxious feelings, increase focus while studying and soothe the skin.

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