African Blue Basil Essential Oil

(3 customer reviews)


100% Pure, organically-grown African Blue Basil essential oil (Ocimum, kilimandscharicum x basilicum “Dark Opal”). The aroma of this oil is beautiful and complex; sweet and spicy basil notes with mild, earthy camphor and hints of blueberries and lavender. Sinus-clearing, anti-bacterial and energizing.*

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Batch OK-005 (October 2021):

African Blue Basil is an accidental hybrid between “Dark Opal” Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum, var “Dark Opal”) and Africa’s Camphor Basil (Ocimum kilimandscharicum). It combines the traditional basil aromas of sweet herb, spice and a little anise, with the vibrant and earthy camphor and floral notes of its African parent. The “color” of this exceedingly beautiful aroma is best described as magenta. Although it can only survive winters in warmer climates, it is a perennial herb that produces beautiful new lavender-colored flowers throughout the growing season. Pollinators love it!

We grow African Blue Basil as an annual using biodynamic practices, no fertilizer and pure mountain spring water on our Forest Farm.  Each 5ml bottle contains the pure aromatic essence from 3.85 pounds of fresh herbs.

Basil oil is considered to be anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, a diuretic and stimulating to the nervous and adrenal systems, while African Camphor Basil (this hybrid’s other parent) is often used in herb form for respiratory ailments.*

To our knowledge, this is the only African Blue Basil essential oil available on the market. This is a unique hybrid species that, until now, has been a largely ornamental plant. The floral notes and camphor content reduce this herb’s culinary appeal but they’re great for aromatherapy use. As the world’s first African Blue Basil essential oil users, you, our customers, have the unique opportunity to help us introduce a new beautiful essential oil to the larger market! We welcome and encourage your feedback!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Further, this product is not intended for consumption.

Additional information


2ml Sample Size Dropper Bottle ($10), 5ml Euro Dropper Bottle ($20), 10ml Euro Dropper Bottle ($36), 15ml Euro Dropper Bottle ($50)

3 reviews for African Blue Basil Essential Oil

  1. Cynthu Muthusamy

    I truly loved the invigorating and cleansing properties of this African blue basil. This company is an amazing and ethical way to enjoy the multitude of physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of essential oils. I cherished my first bottle of this oil until the very last drop. Cannot wait for my new bottle to come in.

    • ilmontgo

      Wow, thank you Cynthu! I’ll keep making it!

  2. Kathy (verified owner)

    This oil has a powerful earthy fragrance that is delicate at the same time. It fills a large part of my home by only using 1 drop in my diffuser. It’s so enjoyable, and so economical, since my diffuser runs intermittently for 12 hours keeping the joy in the air all day. I also love seeing the picture on the website of where the plants for this pleasurable oil were grown, and knowing the love and care that went into producing it.

    • ilmontgo

      Thank you so much Kathy! It’s amazing how potent this essential oil is but as you said, also delicate when diffused. Cheers!

  3. walk2write (verified owner)

    I used to think that Young Living’s Thieves oil was the only EO that could alleviate my allergic rhinitis, but now that I’ve found your African blue basil oil, I’m happy to say that I was wrong! Incidentally, I grow the same basil in Florida and find the chopped up leaves and stems to be quite effective at expelling fire ants (a true gardener’s nemesis here in the South) from my landscape.

    • ilmontgo

      Wow, I’m so glad to hear this! Thieves is an incredible ancient blend so this is quite the compliment. It’s truly a delight to grow African Blue Basil and to be able to introduce its essential oil to the world! Thank you for your review!

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