Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
In aromatherapy the oil is diffused to boost activity in the adrenal cortex to stimulate mind and intellect. It is also used in esthetic treatments to stimulate a sluggish complexion when a few drops are added to a facial steam or used in a massage blend to improve circulation.
Basil essential oil has been used for many years in herbal remedies and medicines. Basil essential oil has a warm, spicy-sweet aroma. The wonderfully reviving fragrance of basil essential oil gives the mind strength and clarity whilst helping to combat fatigue. It is liberating, clearing, strengthening and uplifting.
The oil is a colorless or pale yellow liquid with a light fresh, sweet-spicy scent and balsamic undertone. It blends well with bergamot, clary sage, lime, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Fennel, Ginger, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Neroli , citronella.