The Healing Power of Basil: Depression and More
Find out how to use the essential oil of basil to experience relief from some of life’s ills:
For relief of depression, anxiety and stress: Use 2 or 3 drops in a diffuser. You could also add 2 or 3 drops to one ounce of carrier oil and use as a body massage oil.
To improve concentration: Put 2 or 3 drops in a diffuser.
For headaches: Put 2 or 3 drops on a hot or cold compress (depending on your preference).
by Cait Johnson, inspired by Aromatherapy for Everyone, by P.J. Pierson and Mary Shipley (Vital Health Publishing, 2004).