Tulsi - Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) essential oil benefits
Tulsi or Tulasi or Holy Basil is a a potent aromatic herb used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine; Tulsi, or holy basil, is considered a purifier of the mind, body, and spirit. Its composition is a cross over between Basil and Clove bud and its aroma is reminiscent on licorice. When diffused, it promotes vitality and fights mental stressors and anxiety.
Tulsi is a great resource to relieve muscle aches, cramps and menstrual tension. It is also a strong immune system booster and helps with mental and physical fatigue.
Tulsi is packed with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant compounds, that all work together to heal the skin, especially congested and acneic skin; is also excellent for treating skin irritations such as eczema.
Botanical Name: Ocimum sanctum
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation from the leaves and flowers
Color: Clear to pale yellow
Aroma: spicy, pungent and herbaceous-minty
Blends well with: All citrus oils, Clary sage, Eucalyptus, Pine, Fir, Spruce, Geranium, Lavender, Cedarwood, Thyme, Rosemary.
Therapeutic properties: Antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, cephalic, digestive, expectorant, febrifuge, nervine, stimulant of adrenal cortex, tonic, carminative,
HOW TO USE
Diffuse 3-4 drops when you need to fight anxiety and you need a boost of vitality
Dilute 3-5 drops every 10 ml of a carrier for a massage (muscle, cramps, headaches).
Dilute 1-2 drops diluted in 5 ml of a carrier oil or a plain moisturiser for irritated, blemished shin
Suitable for children older than 3 years of age.