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Basil Essential Oil, Sweet (Linalool)


Name: Basil Essential Oil, Sweet (Linalool)

Species: Ocimum basilicum L

Part: Leaves

Extraction: Steam Distilled

Aroma: Sweet and spicy, fresh and earthy with a splash of sweetness




Basil Essential Oil 100% Pure

NameBasil Essential Oil, Sweet (Linalool)
SpeciesOcimum basilicum L
ExtractionSteam Distillation
AromaSweet and spicy, fresh and earthy with a splash of sweetness
Blend IdeasBergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, FennelGeranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Marjoram, Neroli, and Sweet Orange

We source only pure essential oils.

Because of its high linalool content, this basil smells fabulous.  It is an essential oil that I love to grab when I need mental stimulation and a bit of help focusing.  In other words, it’s one of my “go to” oils to diffuse while I’m working.  I appreciate the energizing aroma of Basil Essential Oil.  This Mediterranean variety of Basil Essential Oil, also called true sweet basil, contains higher percentages of the natural constituents, cineol and d-linalool.

With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in fractionated coconut oil.


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Basil (Sweet) Essential Oil Safety Info

Tisserand and Young note that this oil may contain estragole and methyleugenol and may cause skin sensitization.  They recommend a dilution of of 3.3% max.  Basil (Sweet) essential oil should still follow the safety guidelines below. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (2013). Reading the full profile for Basil (Sweet) essential oil is highly suggested by your DeRu Staff.

While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such.  With all essential oils:

  • Never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  The strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
    Keep away from children.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

  • Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

    1. Antibacterial activity of Ocimum basilicum L. essential oil against Gram-negative bacteria


    2. Antibacterial Activity of Ocimum basilicum Essential Oil and Linalool on Bacterial Isolates of Clinical Importance


    3. Antimicrobial and Free Radical Scavenging Activities of Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Essential Oil Isolated from Five Plant Varieties Growing in Greece


    4. Antimicrobial activity of essential oil extract of Ocimum basilicum L. leaves on a variety of pathogenic bacteria


    5. Antimicrobial Activity of Basil, Oregano, and Thyme Essential Oils


    6. Antimicrobial Activity of Some Essential Oils—Present Status and Future Perspectives


    7. The antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of essential oils against Pseudomonasspp. isolated from fish


    8. Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) a Source of Valuable Phytonutrients


    9. Basil, tea tree and clove essential oils as analgesics and anaesthetics in Amphiprion clarkii (Bennett, 1830)


    10. Biological Activities of Essential Oils and Methanol Extracts of Five Ocimum Species against Pathogenic Bacteria


    11. Comparative antiplaque and antigingivitis effectiveness of tea tree oil mouthwash and a cetylpyridinium chloride mouthwash: A randomized controlled crossover study


    12. Composition, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities of the Essential Oils of Twelve Ocimum basilicum L. Cultivars Grown in Serbia


    13. Effects on Humans Elicited by Inhaling the fragrance of essential oils: sensory test , multi-channel thermometric study and forehead surface potential wave measurement of basil and peppermint 


    14. Efficiency of essential oils of Ocimum basilicum and Cymbopogum flexuosus in the sedation and anaesthesia of Nile tilapia juveniles


    15. Essential oil eugenol: sources, extraction techniques and nutraceutical perspectives


    16. In Vivo Study of The Effect of Two Dental Preparations Containing Basil And Eucalyptus Essential Oils on The Salivary Levels of Streptococcus Mutans And Lactobacillus


    17. Ocimum Basilicum: A Review on Phytochemical and Pharmacological Studies


    18. The Potential of Use Basil and Rosemary Essential Oils as Effective Antibacterial Agents


    Information provided has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

    The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

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