Sweet Basil Essential Oil

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Originating in India, basil is one of the world’s oldest medicinal herbs that carries a herbaceous, sweet yet refreshing aroma; and because of its naturally occurring anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, among many others, Basil Essential Oil is still highly appreciated today.

The refreshing and uplifting nature of AWO’s pure Sweet Basil Essential Oil is highly valued for its ability to stimulate, invigorate, clarify, calm, and energise the mind.

  • With its soothing powers, Basil Essential Oil may ease symptoms associated with headaches and feelings of nausea.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties within Basil Oil are known to assist with muscle and joint pain.
  • Basil Essential Oil is also highly nourishing when diluted and applied to the skin. The antibacterial properties work to remove any impurities that can lead to acne breakouts.
  • Other Basil Essential Oil uses are said to bring clarity and strength of mind to sufferers of stress, mental fatigue, and exhaustion.

Sweet Basil Oil Key Benefits:

When we look at the benefits of Basil Oil, these are the most notable:

  • Anti-inflammatory & antioxidant action
  • Fights against free radicals & skin cell damage
  • Encourages healthy cell regeneration
  • Antibacterial & antimicrobial properties
  • Helps alleviate stress & mental fatigue
  • Promotes mental clarity
  • Can help reduce headaches & nausea
  • Reputed to ease cramps & spasms
  • May assist with muscle & joint pain
  • Can aid in stabilizing irregular menstruation
  • Promotes enhanced immune function
  • Helps to relieve congestion
  • Said to repel insects
  • Eliminates odour causing airborne bacteria

Sweet Basil Oil Therapeutic Properties:
Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antibacterial, Analgesic, Antimicrobial, Antispasmodic, Anti-nausea, Balancing, Expectorant, Decongestant

Sweet Basil Oil General Uses:
Aromatherapy, Skincare, Fragrance, Personal Care, Medicinal

Sweet Basil Oil Emotional Benefits:
Uplifting, Clarifying, Cleansing, Grounding, Balancing, Soothing

Sweet Basil Oil Blends Well With:
Bergamot, Frankincense, GeraniumLavender, Orange Sweet and Rosemary 

How to use Sweet Basil Essential Oil

  • Diffuse: Add a few drops to an aromatherapy diffuser and let the grounding aroma fill your environment. 
  • Topically/On the Go: Add 4-6 drops of Basil Oil to a 15ml roller bottle and top with Fractionated Coconut Oil to create an on-the-go roller blend. Apply to your wrists, temples, behind your ears & bottoms of your feet.
    See topical dilution guide below for safe topical application
  • Massage: Dilute a few drops of Basil Oil into a carrier oilmassage oil, or moisturiser to soothe sore, tight and fatigued muscles.
  • Skin Serum: Add a few drops to a carrier oil of choice; we recommend Jojoba Oil or Rosehip Oil as these carrier oils are well known for their skin benefits. Once diluted, apply nightly to desired areas, avoiding your eyes and sensitive areas. Alternatively, you can add a couple of drops to your existing skincare products (cream / lotion) to boost their healing and rejuvenating properties.
  • Bath: Add a few drops of Basil Essential Oil to a warm bath to promote emotional and immune support.
  • Fast Remedy: Add 1-2 drops of Basil Oil to a tissue and inhale at a distance while ensuring that the oil does not come into direct contact with your skin. Alternatively, you can smell the oil directly from the bottle!

Topical Dilution Guidelines
Please note that the following guidelines are recommended for healthy adults:

  • General Use: 2 – 4% dilution (4 – 8 drops per 10ml)
  • Facial Application: 1 – 2% dilution (2 – 4 drops per 10ml)

Essential Oil Dilution Guide

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Other Names: Basil Essential Oil, Basil Sweet Essential Oil, Basil Sweet Methyl chavicol

INCI Name: Ocimum basilicum Oil
Cas Number: 8015-73-4
Einecs Number: 283-900-8

Family: Lamiaceae

Ingredients: 100% Ocimum basilicum Oil
Plant Part:
Aerial parts
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation

Appearance: Thin, clear liquid
Colourless to pale yellow
Country of Origin:

Key Constituents: Methyl chavicol, Linalool
Aroma: Sweet, herbaceous, aniseed-like, spicy
Note: Top


Sweet Basil Essential Oil Safety

  • Essential oils are extremely potent and can cause serious harm if used incorrectly.
  • In line with the Therapeutic Goods Act, we do not recommend ingesting essential oils without the guidance of a registered Aromatherapist or Naturopath.
  • Essential oils should be kept out of reach of children and pets.
  • Avoid using essential oils during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.
  • Essential oils are very concentrated and are likely to cause irritation or reactions if applied directly to the skin. For this reason, we recommend diluting your essential oils before using topically (on the skin).

100% Pure & Natural

Our products are ethically sourced from the highest quality ingredients.

No GMO's Or Synthetics

This product is free from genetically modified organisms and synthetic enhancers.

Not Tested On Animals

We are proud to ensure that our products are not tested on animals.

Vegan Friendly

This product is plant based and vegan friendly.

Recyclable Packaging

We are dedicated to providing eco-friendly, recyclable packaging.

Dangerous Goods Notice:

This item cannot be shipped overseas or via express within Australia as it is classified as a Dangerous Good for shipping purposes.