A top note in aromatherapy Basil is light, fresh, sweet and spicy with balsamic undertones. The rich, penetrating smell of Basil is helpful in combating mental fatigue while increasing concentration and improving memory. Basil may promote a feeling of renewed vitality and decisiveness. It encourages us to take action rather than react to challenges.
Basil is unique as it seems to sharpen the mind while steadying the emotions. It seems to calm while elevating the spirits. I find it useful during periods of stress or sadness. For those of you with insomnia due to anxiety with persistent unwanted thoughts, Basil combined with Lavender could help to clear the mind encouraging restful sleep.
Blends well with Bergamot, Geranium and Lavender. Caution: Avoid in Pregnancy