Basil (Ocimum basilicum )
Benefits & Uses: Fights bacteria, infections, viruses, Reducing disease-causing inflammation, Relieves congestion, Fights free radical damage, and Stimulates the nervous system.
How To Use: Diffuse using vaporizer, For topical use, dilute 5 to 10 drops to 1 teaspoon of carrier like Jojoba or Grapeseed oil for skin application.
Cautions: Basil essential oil should be avoided during pregnancy and anyone with epilepsy.
Do a skin patch test first on your feet or forearm to make sure you don’t experience irritation like redness, burning, hives or allergic reactions. Also keep basil oil away from your eyes and the insides of your ears or nose.