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

Basil flowers and leaves
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

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

PropertiesEdit

 
Ocimum basilicum essential oil.

EmotionalEdit

Soothes anxiety and depression.

RespiratoryEdit

Relieves sinus congestion and bronchitis.

SkinEdit

Helps acne and soothes insect bites.

CautionEdit

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