Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Basil

Basil oil comes from the leaves and flowers of Ocimum basilicum plants.

Basil flowers and leaves
Basil flowers and leaves
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Properties edit

Ocimum basilicum essential oil.

Emotional edit

Soothes anxiety and depression.

Respiratory edit

Relieves sinus congestion and bronchitis.

Skin edit

Helps acne and soothes insect bites.

Caution edit

  • Don't use basil oil during pregnancy.
  • It may irritate sensitive skin.