Basil Linalool Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week - Everyday Essentials

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Basil Linalool Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Basil Linalool (And Basil Linalool Organic)

  • Latin name: Ocimum basilicum
  • Aroma Description: Like the herb itself, the oil’s aroma is sweet and fresh, with a slight balsamic undertone.

Therapeutic benefits

  • The perfect go-to oil if you need to relax. The high linalool content makes it very, very calming.
  • For a clear, focused mind, this is just what you need to stay sharp — In fact, that is exactly why Basil Linalool is used in both our Brain Aid Synergy and our Clarity Synergy!
  • A great mood-lifter.
  • Useful during meditation practices.
  • Helpful for deterring outdoor annoyances.


No, this oil is not KidSafe!

Dilution instructions:

We recommend a topical dilution maximum of 3.3%.

Diffusion instructions:

Add a few drops to your aromatherapy diffuser to enjoy the calming and focusing properties of Basil.

Where Basil Linalool is used on the body:

This essential oil can be a wonderful relief for overworked nerves or muscles when diluted properly. It is especially helpful for head and neck tension.

Oils to blend with:

Cedarwood Himalayan, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Grapefruit Pink, Lime, Neroli, and Sandalwood Australian.

Soothing Bath DIY:  

Mix 2-3 drops of Basil Linalool in a tablespoon of unscented body wash or shampoo, then pour under the running water.

Slimming Gel DIY

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:
  1. Measure all ingredients.
  2. In a bowl mix together well.
  3. Transfer to bottle.
To use:

Apply to areas of concern once a day for up to 4 days. To help maximize results you can wear a wrap for up to 45 minutes a day. Be sure to rinse well after use. The essential oils used in this all-natural gel are known to increase circulation, diminish the appearance of unwanted skin ripples, and firm and tighten your skin.

basil linalool essential oil slimming gel DIY

Try out Basil Linalool today!


35 thoughts on “Basil Linalool Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week”

    1. This is a great oil for tension headaches! Dilute it to 1-3% in a carrier oil and massage onto your temples.

  • Hi, do you have any before/after pictures? Would love to make this recipe for myself and for clients.

  • I’ve been using a ‘regular’ basil in a blend for nerve pain, and it seems to help. I’m wondering if this one might be even more effective for this purpose? I’m ordering it today! 🙂

  • Do I have to rinse off even if I’m not using wrap? And, after using for 4 days, how many days to stop before the next cycle please?

    1. The wrap will increase the heat, so it’s very important to rinse with a wrap, but as an added precaution, I would rinse without a wrap if possible.
      I would recommend waiting 2-3 weeks before doing the 4 consecutive days again 🙂

  • I am out of aloe jelly, but I have some aloe vera gel, would that work or is there a specific property in the jelly that should be considered. If so I need to make an order before making this, but I am excited to try it.

    1. Heather, the regular gel should be just fine. Aloe Vera is chosen in this recipe as it absorbs much quicker than other carrier oils or lotions.

    1. Tracie, as a safety precaution, we do recommend washing off the blend after 45 minutes(You can use a damp washcloth), only using 1x a day for up to 4 days in a row. Due to the stronger oils in this blend, leaving it on the skin for longer than recommended could increase your chance of irritation to the skin.

  • I am a bit confused…is the juniper necessary for this recipe and I should wait till I have it, or is it not necessary for the recipe?
    Also, can anything be substituted for Aloe gel? I ran out at summers end 🙂

    1. Katsza, I apologize for any confusion I may have caused. The Juniper is a great part of the recipe but if you do not have it, you can replace with Frankincense Carteri or Jack Pine for a similar cooling effect. As for the Aloe Jelly, it is preferred because it absorbs into the skin much quicker than other carriers, but you can use an unscented lotion base as well.

    1. Rebecca, I apologize for my confusion. It’s not necessary to have that oil but subbing with Frankincense Carteri or Jack Pine would be great for a similar effect.

  • I’m so excited to try this, I’ve been wanting to die some time now. I just realised I will have all of the oils for this with my next delivery, waiting on my basil, yum! Now, I’m just needing some jelly. Yes!!

    1. It’s really a necessary part of the recipe, so we’d suggest holding off until you can get it. 🙂

    1. No wrap is necessary with the slimming gel. 🙂 You just apply to the areas of concern.

      1. I haven’t tried this one, but in a few printed resources I’ve seen it suggested to wrap with plastic wrap. (Like Saran, or other food grade plastic wrap). Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Laura, I haven’t used this recipe with only grapefruit and rosemary but you can certainly give it a try! Both oils have properties that can be beneficial 🙂

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