doTERRA Basil Oil Review and Uses

Most of us know basil as a fragrant herb added to Italian food, but when in an essential oil format, it can provide many other beneficial uses. DoTERRA’s basil essential oil is highly concentrated and potent—the distilling process of the leaves, stems, and flowers creates a powerful concentration of compounds.


Basil has a slightly spicy taste, and the herbaceous oil, among other uses, can make you more alert and focused, and you can, naturally, add the oil to cooking for a bit of concentrated flavor. Remember, if you apply the oil to the skin or clothes, you’ll smell like basil, too (which isn’t a bad thing).


DoTERRA’s essential oils are a little bit more expensive per ounce than other essential oils, but the oil is more concentrated and potent than other brands, meaning a comparable amount of oil in another brand won’t go a far, and you may have to use more than you would with doTERRA.


Basil blends well with a wide variety of other oils, including:

  • Bergamot
  • Cypress
  • White Fir
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Wintergreen

You can use basil oil to soothe sore muscles and joints, alleviate anxiety, increase mental clarity, aid clear breathing, and cool the skin. You may see improvement with emotional issues beyond anxiety. Basil helps anxiety, nervousness, and fear, and it has been shown to calm the mind, making it helpful in combating stress and fatigue.

Basil is a natural anti-inflammatory and antibiotic, so it’s great for fighting bacteria, infections, and viruses, and it also combats free radicals with its antioxidant properties. The anti-inflammatory properties of Basil Oil make it great for allergy treatment.

Versatile and fragrant, basil essential oil can aid in a variety of ailments. Read on for where to purchase, recipes and uses.





Where to buy

doTERRA Basil Essential Oil - 15 mL
  • Helps calm and soothe dry, scratchy throats

Our Favorite Doterra Diffuser - The Petal DIffuser

doTERRA Petal Diffuser
  • Substantial mist output helps purify and humidify the air, ultra-fine mist reaches up to 330 square feet
  • 1, 2, and 4 hour diffuser settings
  • Optional LED light
  • Simple, 3-piece diffuser is easy and convenient to use
  • Stable and light for the many spaces in your life

Doterra Basil Oil Uses - What to use it for


Breath Freshener

Add a few drops of basil oil to the water for a natural mouthwash, or add a drop or two to your toothpaste or mouthwash for better oral hygiene and great-smelling breath.


Repel Insects

Add basil oil to moisturizer or carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil) to repel insects, and spraying the essential oil on sheets or curtains will help keep insects like mosquitos away while you sleep.


Urinary Tract Infections

Due to its antibacterial properties, basil oil will help detoxify your digestive tract. Add a few drops of oil to water and drink to receive the benefits.


Fight Acne

Acne is the result of bacteria, and the build-up of oil and the antibacterial and disinfectant properties will help heal acne. Add 1–2 drops of basil oil to coconut oil to reap the benefits.


Shiny, Healthy Hair

Hair can eventually develop grease and build-up, so adding 1–2 drop of oil to your shampoo will help to cut fat, leaving you with healthier, cleaner hair.

Use It During Cooking


Cleaning Spray

Concoct a neccessary household cleaning spray by combining:

  • 2 cups of filtered or distilled water
  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • 20 drops of lemon essential oil (doTERRA or another brand)
  • 15 drops of basil oil

Combine all of the ingredients in a glass spray bottle and use to spray down countertops, kitchen equipment, and more.


Focus and Stress Reducer

Try adding basil oil to a diffuser to alleviate symptoms of nervousness and anxiety and bring focus to your day. Blend Lime, Bergamot, and Peppermint with the Basil for a refreshing blend.


Soothe Skin

After a long, hard day, apply basil oil to the skin for a refreshing, cooling effect. Try using the oil to bottoms of your feet for relaxation.


As you can see, basil oil is useful for all sorts of ailments, in addition to adding flavor to foods. Give it a try!

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