FRESH & HERBACEOUS FOR THE MIND & BODY.
The sweet and herbaceous scent of Basil essential oil is a gift to melancholic spirits and a fatigued mind. A bunch of freshly chopped basil leaves adds a real lift and a hint of summer to salads and pasta dishes and we can think of Basil essential oil the same way.
- Mental clarity.
- Tonic for the mind.
- Help with respiratory complaints.
- May help digestion issues.
- Insect repellent.
How to use
- Diffuser: Add 3-4 drops of your chosen essential oil to a diffuser.
Quick fix: A few deep inhalations from the bottle can help when you are at work, in the car or anytime you need a quick break.
Bath: Add up to 5 drops in a dispersant such as oil, to the bath to create a relaxing atmosphere while nourishing your skin.
Massage: Use a 2.5% dilution; up to 15 drops in 30ml carrier oil.
Hand or foot bath: Add 2 drops to a bowl of water.
Compress: Add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of water. For treating inflammation or to cool down use cold to room temperature water. For aching tight muscles use warm to hot water. Agitate a face washer in the water, wring out excess moisture and apply washer to the affected area. Repeat two or three times as the compress cools down or warms up.
Steam Treatment: Add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water. Place your face close to the bowl and cover the back of your head and bowl with a towel to trap the aromatic vapours. Caution due to risk of burns or scalding and keep eyes covered during treatment.
Blends well with: Basil, German & Roman Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Sandalwood & Ylang Ylang.
Considerations: Basil is quite a powerful essential oil in action and aroma intensity. A small number of drops should be sufficient.
Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum (basil) oil