Properties: * Basil essential oil has a very high proportion of camphor and a warm, aromatic, sweet-spicy aroma. It is a refreshing, light and uplifting tonic. Use: * In Aromatherapy, Basil is used for nervous insomnia, anxiety, tiredness, insect bites, headaches and poor circulation. A few drops on a tissue can clear the head. Diluted with a massage oil it can be rubbed in to relieve insect bites or aches and pains. You can blend Basil with lots of other oils including: Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Marjoram and Rosemary. Precautions: * Basil is a potent oil and may cause skin irritation in some people, so always use cautiously. Do not use if pregnant. If suffering from a medical condition, consult your doctor before use.