This stimulating oil has a fresh, peppery scent and is steam distilled directly from the herb. A natural tonic for nerves, it’s great at restoring body and mind when you’re feeling frazzled by giving you a natural energy boost.
- Key benefit: Energising
- Latin name: Ocimum basilicum
- Country of origin: Egypt
- Blends beautifully with: bergamot, chamomile, geranium, lavender and rose
How to use:
Bath & Shower
Inhale the aromatic stream while your skin absorbs all the benefits of the oil. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel, full fat milk or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp.
This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby.
Energises your body and mind while helping to ease aching muscles. For adults, use up to 15 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 6 drops in 2 tbsp of base oil.
Diffusers & Burners
A natural air freshener, this technique creates an energising ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser.
Warning: Do not use during pregnancy. Do not use in concentrations of more than 1%