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Great Basil essential oil


Ocimum basilicum

Botanical Properties

Origin and history

Baptized "royal plant" by the Greeks, it was reserved as an offering to the gods and spells. Recognized for its preservative properties, it was used during mummification rites. Originally from India, basil is nowadays widespread throughout the world, and its main use is gastronomic. A pillar of Provençal cuisine, basil adorns many Mediterranean recipes: pesto, pizzas, pesto, salads, granita, soups ...

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: liquid

Color: pale yellow

Odor: anise, aromatic

Distilled parts: Flowered aerial parts

Country of origin: Egypt


Main biochemical constituents or chemotype: Linalool, Eugenol, 1.8-Cineol
Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Linalool, Eugenol, Limonene, Geraniol

Certain natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present an allergy risk in some people. To measure your tolerance, always do an application test in the crease of the elbow before using in your mixes.


The essential oil of organic "big green" basil is:

  • digestive tract antispasmodic
  • antiviral
  • antibacterial
  • anti-infectious
  • sedative 
  • mucolytic
  • expectorant


Due to its richness in linalool, this essential oil is better tolerated than other species of basil at the cutaneous level.
Antibacterial and antispasmodic, it is known to relieve transit problems, abdominal pain (colitis), diarrhea, indigestion, gastric and intestinal disorders.
Balancing the nervous system, it is also useful in case of stress and nervousness used in diffusion.
In home cosmetics, it will give vitality to dull and mature skin.



Consult a physician before any therapeutic use or oral treatment.

Oral use: 1 drop of organic "big green" basil essential oil, 2 times a day, with a little honey or on a pastille, against gastric and intestinal disorders.

On the skin: Mix 2 drops of organic "big green" basil essential oil + 20 drops of vegetable oil, massaged to tone tired skin.


Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. 


The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult a professional.

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