Basil Essential Oil Uses & Benefits

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I was recently reading through my Emotions & Essential Oils book to see if there were any essential oils that needed to be added to my daily routine. I was surprised when Basil kept appearing as a suggestion for my needs. That was until I read the description.

Basil oil supports those who are under a great deal of mental strain. It brings rejuvenation of vital forces after long periods of burnout and exhaustion.

You better believe that’s what I need! I can’t begin to tell you how worn out I have been from raising a teenager, waking up with our toddler, and running two businesses.

Thankfully, we have basil essential oil on hand to support ear health. In order to incorporate basil into my routine, I’m going to make a rollerball blend with basil, lime and peppermint which will help keep me alert during the day too.

You can also use basil essential oil in place of fresh herbs. I did that the other day in a homemade salad dressing recipe and it turned out pretty good! Check out all the other uses of basil essential oil.


Practical uses for Basil essential oil:

  • Warming, uplifting aroma.
  • Acts as a cooling agent for the skin.
  • Diffuse to promote a sense of focus while studying or reading.
  • Massage with wintergreen and carrier oil on back of neck for a stress-relieving experience.
  • Diffuse for feeling of relief at the end of your work day.
  • Add to your favorite Italian dishes for a refreshing taste.
  • Blends with Lime, Bergamot and/or Peppermint for an invigorating aroma.

Emotionally, Basil essential oil is The Oil of Renewal. Basil supports those who are under a great deal of mental strain.

Basil essential oil is also found in the Massage Blend and the Tension Blend.

— IMPORTANT NOTES — Essential Oil Quality: The essential oil industry is not a regulated industry which means it’s difficult to know which brands you can trust to be truly 100% pure therapeutic grade and safe for your whole family. I did my research to find a brand I can trust. If you want to learn about the brand I personally use or order essential oils for your home, please email I’d love to support you in your oil journey. 

Disclaimer: Essential oils are powerful and should be used with proper care and guidance. Reach out to me for recommended resources on essential oil usage. Always remember I’m not a doctor or medical professional. The content on this site is meant for education and entertainment and should not be taken as medical advice. As always, please take responsibility for your health by doing research and possibly consulting a medical professional.

Shana Bresnahan
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