Eases symptoms of congestion and bronchitis when used in a diffuser. Relieves muscle aches and spasms when massaged into the skin in combination with a carrier oil or lotion, or diluted into warm bath . Promotes stress-relief and improved brain function.
Sourced from the Ocimum basilicum plant, basil essential oil is said to offer a variety of health benefits.
Basil essential oil contains a number of compounds thought to enhance health. These compounds include linalool, a substance also found in lavender that’s been shown to reduce stress in several scientific studies.
Similar to lavender, cedarwood is thought to be good for detoxifying and clearing negative emotions. Because inhaling cedarwood triggers the release of serotonin in the brain which converts to melatonin, the essential oil is known for its sedative qualities and usefulness in treating insomnia.