Basil essential oil helps clear the mind, enhancing memory and reducing emotional turmoil. It is used in Ayurvedic medicine as a natural anti viral, especially the herpes virus . Use it in blends to encourage stamina and courage. It is an excellent choice for adrenal insufficiency, fainting . Basil also repels flies and small flying insects. For an insect repellent, dilute five drops in one cup of water. In carrier oil, add 2 drops in 1 tablespoon oil. In water dispersion, add 3 drops of Basil oil to 1 cup of water as a spray..