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Organic Basil

Organic Basil

Ocimum basilicum

Botanical Properties

The annual basil plant Ocimum basilicum grows to around 50cm and belongs to the Lamiaceae family. It has oval bright green leaves and small, bilabial, white flowers.

Origin and history

Originally from Asia,  this plant migrated to Egypt and then Greece, where it gained its name from the word basileios which means “royal”. Basil is nowadays widespread around the Mediterranean. It has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine, and is now a staple aromatic plant and ingredient in European cuisine (provencale cuisine, pesto...).

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: fluid, clear, liquid

Colour: yellowish

Odour: herbal notes, slightly anise-like and spicy

Distilled parts: leaves and flowers

Country of origin: Madagascar


Principal biochemical constituents: methyl chavicol

Allergenic molecules naturally occurring within this essential oil: eugenol, limonene, linalool.

Certain natural components within this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.


  • antibacterial
  • anti-inflammatory
  • appetite inducing
  • eupeptic
  • an excellent digestive tonic


We recommend our organic basil essential oil in the case of digestive problems, stomach ache, aerophagia, digestive spasms, nausea, flatulence and hepatic congestion. It will also be a young woman’s weapon of choice against menstrual problems and painful periods.

Traditionally, basil essential oil is prescribed against headaches, sleeping problems and anxiety.



Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.

Oral administration:

Take 2 drops per day of organic basil essential oil, with a little honey or a lozenge under the tongue, to reduce bloating or fight off digestive problems.

On the skin:

Mix 10 drops of organic basil essential oil with 50ml of organic sesame vegetable oil and massage the belly gently in a big circle. This relaxing massage will relax you all whilst stimulating your appetite.

By diffusion:

Diffused in a room, this essential oil will refresh its ambiance. If diffused in a bedroom it will help promote sleep and will alleviate your fatigue.

Possible synergies

Stress, sleeping problems: marjoram

Digestion: orange and mint

Energetic values and synergies

Basil is linked to the Manipura and Anatha chakras, which are found at the celiac plexus and the heart, and are associated with the colours yellow and green.

Basil essential oil will balance the nervous system, liberate any blockages or tension in the celiac plexus, and helps boost energy levels and dynamism.

In synergy: with roman camomile for a calming effect To feel more grounded: mix a few drops of basil essential oil in 50ml of organic sweet almond oil, massage into the celiac plexus and the inner wrists.


Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.


The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor

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