Basil essential oil is renowned as an excellent aromatic stimulant, clearing the head and bringing strength and clarity to the mind; also, a wonderful toning refresher for the skin, restorative for the nerves, aids concentration, prevents vomiting and soothes itching or alternatively works efficiently as an insect repellent. Basil essential oil is said to have a beneficial action on the respiratory tract and is often used for asthma, bronchitis and sinus infections. A good tonic for the treatment of nervous disorders and stress related headaches, migraines etc. Top Tip: keep some in the car and if you're tired use a few drops on a tissue or on a hanging air freshener. Use in an oil burner when studying, revising or working. Basil's therapeutic properties are antidepressant, antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, stomachic, tonic and stimulant. Aroma: clear, sweet, slightly peppery. Note: do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Can irritate sensitive skin.