Tulsi - Holy Basil Essential oil

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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

Origin: India

Color: Clear to pale yellow

Aroma: spicy, pungent and herbaceous-minty

Note: middle

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, 




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.


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