Basil has a sweet, fresh, herbaceous top note and a spicy, liquorice/aniseed undertone
Basil helps to stimulate circulation, enlivens dull-looking skin and leaves a rosy-glow. It can also stimulate circulation to the scalp and adds luster to dull hair.
Basil has been used to treat a variety of respiratory ailments such as sinus congestions, colds and bronchitis. It is also used to ease headaches and migraines. It improves muscle and menstrual cramps.
Basil is stimulating and helps to fight mental fatigue and strengthens concentration. It can also help to calm nervousness.
Drop a few drops into an aromatherapy burner or a diffuser and inhale for its psychological benefits. Drop a few drops into a base or carrier oil or a skincare product for its beauty benefits.
Avoid during pregnancy. Avoid if you have very sensitive skin. Use in small amounts and avoid prolonged use.
Note: The benefits of essential oils have not been verified through large-scale clinical studies. However, essential oils have been used for centuries and these oils may complement other medical treatments. Please consult a qualified health professional if you require further advice.