Inspired Soul Sounds

Raising the Wave of Light One Heart at a time.

Aromatherapy ~ Basil


Can be uplifting for depression, soothes headaches and migraines, useful for respiratory problems. A refreshing tonic to the skin that may help acne.

MassageAdd 1-2 drops of essential oil to 2ml of carrier oil and agitate gently before use.


Use up to 8 drops of essential oil.

Add your chosen oil to a full bath keeping the door closed to retain the vapours. Relax in the bath for at least 10 minutes breathing deeply and relaxing. For dry skin conditions add a few drops of a nourishing carrier oil to the water.


Use 3-5 drops of oil depending on the size of the bowl.

Put tap hot water into the bowl of the burner before adding the essential oil of your choice. Do not let the bowl dry out and clean out thoroughly between use.


Use 1-8 drops.

Put the essential oil onto a cloth or tissue and lay over a hot radiator or any pipes in the home.


Use 2-3 drops.

Add the required essential oil to a bowl of hot water, cover your head with a towel and breath deeply through your nose for about one minute.

Direct Inhalation

Use 1-2 drops.

Add the required essential oil to a tissue or handkerchief inhale as required.

Sitz Bath

Use 2-3 drops.

Add the essential oil to a bath or a large bowl of warm water, agitate thoroughly to ensure complete dispersal, sit in the water for at least 10 minutes swishing the water gently.


Use 2 drops in every 600mls of water used.

Use Eucalyptus, Pine, Tea Tree for their excellent body cleansing properties. Mix the oils with the water before throwing onto the heat source.


Use 1-9 drops of oil added to water.

Room Spray

Use 4-6 drops per 300ml bottled water used.

Use a plant sprayer kept especially for the purpose. Add the essential oil to warm water and shake well. Spray into the air avoiding any wood as it may mark.


Put 5-10 drops of your chosen oil onto a cotton wool ball or small tissue and suck up into the dust container of your appliance before cleaning.

Pulse points

Add a mixture of 6 drops of your chosen oil to 20mls of carrier oil.

Put your chosen blend of oils into a 20mls of carrier oils and massage into the pulse point two finger width below the of the hand.


Use 1-2 drops.

Add the essential oil to a the warm melted wax around the wick of the candle. Essential oils are flammable so care should be taken not to get oil on the flame itself.

Foot bath

Use 2-6 drops.

Add the essential oils to a bowl of comfortably warm water soaking your feet for no more than 10 minutes.


Use 2-6 drops.

After washing add the essential oil to a cloth and rub briskly while under the running water, breath deeply to maximise the benefits.


Use 2-3 drops diluted in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil.

Add the mixture to the warm water agitating the water well to ensure adequate dispersal of the oils.

Hand soak

Use 2-4 drops.

Add the oils to a bowl of comfortably warm water soaking your hands for no more than 10 minutes.


Add 3 drops of essential oil per person to the water.

Wood fires

Add i drop of essential oil to each log used.

Put 1 drop of essential oil on to each log and leave for half an hour before use.

Suggested Carrier Oils

Almond Oil,
Apricot Kernel,

Safety Guidelines!

Used properly essential oils can enrich our lives.

1: Do not use undiluted.

2: Store in the original bottle.

3: Keep out of reach of children.

4: Do not take internally, unless advised to do so by a qualified Aromatherapist.

5: Store in a cool place out of direct sunlight.

6: Patch test new oils before use. (use a very small amount on the inside of your wrist 1st to find out if your skin has a reaction)

7: If in doubt start by using a small amount and increase the dose gradually.

8: Keep all bottles clearly labelled.

9: Seek advice before use if taking Homepathies remedies.

10: Avoid contact with eyes.


February 12, 2010 - Posted by | Aromatherapy, Guests, Inspired Now, Inspired Soul Sounds, Wave of Light


  1. ~Naomi
    I didn’t realize all the wonderful uses for Basil. ~Lovely
    Shall remember all these uses …

    As I am part Italian, I’ve really only thought about Basil in gravy. lol

    Pretty Cool

    Comment by purelycarrie | February 13, 2010 | Reply

    • Hello sweetheart 🙂

      Yes there are many uses 🙂 I will be hopefully posting one of these a day ~ I have a leaflet that has a list which is really great stuff.

      I will be posting the same uses and safety tips But just a small part for each herb/oil which ever it is LOL ~ I am not a professional 😉

      Sacred Blessings to you sweetheart.

      Naomi xoxoxoxox

      Comment by Issamau | February 13, 2010 | Reply

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