Ocimum basilicum

Part of the mint family, Basil is a beneficial herb that is commonly used in cooking. Basil adds a fresh, herbal flavour to meats, pastas, and entrée dishes. Cooked in or added as a garnish, Basil is sure to liven up your dish.

Basil Oil


Ocimum basilicum

15 ml
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Primary Benefits

  • A versatile flavouring component widely used across the world in a variety of dishes.
  • Incredibly pungent fragrance and flavour when used in cooking, allowing the user to make a little go a long way.
  • Herbaceous flavour ideal for soups, salads and seasoning for savoury recipes.

Cooking with Basil Essential Oil

From creamy pastas to your favourite orzotto, don’t forget to add a herbal kick by incorporating Basil oil into Italian cuisine. By simply adding one drop of Basil oil to your meal you can create a tasty and refreshing culinary masterpiece. Keep a bottle of Basil oil in the kitchen to use whenever you want to add this flavourful herb to any meal.
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  • Add to your favourite Italian dishes for a refreshing, herbal taste.
  • Where a savoury dish requires dry basil, swap the herb for Basil essential oil for more flavour.
  • Use Basil oil in salads, soups, and to season meats or savoury dishes with an earthy, herby flavour.
  • Add a drop of Basil oil into vinaigrettes and sauces; drizzle over freshly baked bread or to complete an entrée.

Directions for Use

For food flavouring.


Only use diluted. Take no more than one drop per day. Keep out of reach of children. Keep out of eyes and mucosa.

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Why Egypt?

Basil can grow wild in both tropical and subtropical regions. There are over 150 varieties of basil grown around the world, but our Basil essential oil is distilled from the sweet basil plant found in Egypt.

How Does it Work?


Basil is a perennial plant and part of the mint family. The plant can grow to be 1 to 4 feet (30-130 cm) high. Basil leaves branch from a single stem that also produces clusters of white flowers at its tip. The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves, which grow between 1 to 4 inches long (3-11 cm). It takes about 6.5 pounds of basil leaves to produce a 15 ml bottle of essential oil.

Co-impact Sourcing

doTERRA Sourcing Principles

Alongside doTERRA’s efforts to source the highest quality essential oils, there is also a commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of farmers, harvesters, distillers, and their communities. doTERRA's mutually beneficial sourcing principles are a key element of the company's mission and core values. Some are as follows:

  • Generating Jobs Reducing poverty by creating and sustaining jobs.
  • Fair, On-Time Payments Consistent, fair payments to producers, including prepayments.
  • Building Supplier Capacity Supporting farmers, producers and distillers through training and financial support.
  • Sustaining Long-term Partnerships Multi-year contracts with growers and distillers based on solidarity and respect.
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