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 promotes a feeling of renewed vitality and decisiveness. It encourages us to take action rather than react to challenges.
Basil is unique as it sharpens the mind while steadying the emotions. It helps 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 will help to clear the mind encouraging restful sleep. Useful in massage in LOW doses to strengthen and tone the muscles while invigorating the mind
Blends well with Bergamot, Geranium and Lavender. Caution: Avoid in Pregnancy