The warm sweet-spicy aromatic scent of basil oil helps one to focus and have better concentration by stimulating the mind. If used in the morning, it acts as an energizer and has the same waking effect as coffee, just minus the negative effects.
Traditionally, basil oil has been used to treat respiratory and digestive problems as well as insect and snake bites. Its other health benefits include being used to treat:
Nervous disorders, mental anxiety;
Muscle pains; and,
Other problems related to stress.
Blending a few drops of basil oil in your bath or using it as massage oil will also relieve arthritis, gout, rheumatic pain and menstrual problems. Adding a few drops of basil oil to your shampoo will get rid of oily or greasy hair. You can also use it to add more flavor to your food (especially if you’re going for Italian) and to keep your kitchen smelling clean and fresh.
Pro tips: Dilute basil oil or mix a drop with your carrier oil and massage over and behind your ears to relieve earache. Never drop pure basil oil inside your ears.