Overview Adding essential oils to food and drinks creates entirely new and enhanced flavour profiles. Basil oil is an essential oil with very diverse possibilities. It can be added to both savoury and sweet dishes as well as drinks. Its bright green colour also visually enhances dishes. Common Uses Bright green basil oil is most commonly used in Italian cooking such as Caprese salads. It is also used to brighten up egg dishes such as scrambled eggs, fried eggs and omelettes. Baked potatoes are spruced up by adding basil oil to the dish just before serving. It is also a perfect addition to salad dressings, marinades, bread rubs, and one of the essential oils that replaces the real, fresh basil best. Recommended Storage The ideal storage of essential oils is to keep it refrigerated, as the fridge keeps the components that make up the oils at their optimal levels. If you don't have space in the fridge, you can keep it in a cool, dark place. Essential oils have a shelf life of one to five years. You should however replace essential oils after three years to gain the most benefits out of the essential oils.