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Basil Essential Oil, Sweet (Linalool)


Name Basil Essential Oil, Sweet (Linalool)
Species Ocimum basilicum L
Part Leaf
Extraction Steam Distillation
Aroma Sweet and spicy, fresh and earthy with a splash of sweetness

Product Description

Basil Essential Oil 100% Pure

Name Basil Essential Oil, Sweet (Linalool)
Batch OB07BL17
Species Ocimum basilicum L
Part Leaf
Extraction Steam Distillation
Class Monoterpenol
Source Egypt
Color Clear
Consistency Thin
Note Top
Aroma Sweet and spicy, fresh and earthy with a splash of sweetness
Blend Ideas Bergamot, 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 jojoba.


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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.

    Basil ct Linalool • Ocimum basilicum
    Batch: OB07BL17

    Component %
    Linalool 62.98
    1,8-Cineole 7.65
    trans-α-Bergamotene 4.68
    Eugenol 3.34
    Germacrene D 2.29
    β-Elemene 2.11
    γ-Cadinene 1.92
    epi-α-Cadinol 1.75
    Estragole 0.99
    α-Bulnesene 0.96
    Bornyl acetate 0.87
    Bicyclogermacrene 0.76
    α-Terpineol 0.71
    β-Pinene 0.70
    Myrcene 0.70
    α-Guaiene 0.69
    α-Humulene 0.64
    (E)-β-Ocimene 0.42
    Terpinen-4-ol 0.41
    Camphor 0.40
    Sabinene 0.36
    α-Pinene 0.33
    1-epi-Cubenol 0.33
    cis-Cadina-1(6),4-diene 0.32
    Limonene 0.31
    (E,E)-α-Farnesene 0.28
    β-Bourbonene 0.22
    cis-Sabinene hydrate 0.21
    Octyl acetate 0.20
    α-Copaene 0.16
    cis-Calamenene 0.16
    β-Sesquiphellandrene 0.16
    trans-Linalooloxide (furanoid) 0.13
    trans-Caryophyllene 0.13
    p-Cymene 0.12
    Terpineol isomer 0.11
    Geraniol 0.11
    Maaliol 0.11
    Spathulenol 0.11
    1-Octen-3-yl acetate 0.10
    Nerol 0.10
    Terpinolene 0.09
    Borneol 0.09
    Elemene isomer 0.09
    α-Cadinol 0.09
    γ-Terpinene 0.08
    Methyl eugenol 0.08
    (E)-β-Farnesene 0.08
    δ-Cadinene 0.08
    Hotrienol 0.07
    Camphene 0.06
    α-Terpinene 0.06
    trans-Nerolidol 0.06
    α-Thujene 0.02

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

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