Basil: The New Spa Secret
The beauty of basil
A soak with Bath Junkie Bubbling Bath Crystals in All Thai’d Up ($25; bathjunkie.com) relaxes overworked muscles. The secret ingredients: a mixture of basil and lemongrass essential oils.
Distribute a dollop of Jonathan Product Condition Leave-in Gloss Crème ($8 for mini size, amazon.com) through damp hair; the moisturizing basil oil will make dry, coarse strands silky.
Elevate everyday sudsing in the shower (or at the sink) with Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Soap ($50 for a set of three, middle). The triple-milled bar leaves skin smelling like basil and fresh citrus.
Bursting with the aroma of freshly picked basil, Diptyque Basilique Candle ($60; amazon.com) instantly transports you to a Mediterranean garden.
Thanks to its so-subtle grassy scent, you can wear Marc Jacobs Basil ($70; amazon.com) anywhere, even to work.
Puffy eyes? No problem. The blend of mushrooms and basil in Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Eye Serum ($45; origins.com) helps de-puff tired eyes and reduce dark circles.
DIY: To get skin glowing, add 1 teaspoon dried basil to 1 cup boiling water, and let steep until cool. Pour into spray bottle, and mist on skin.