Basil, Holy (Tulsi)


Opens the heart and brings harmony to the mind!

According to the Rig Veda, an ancient text written over 5,000 years ago and the first book of Ayurveda, Tulsi was an herb well regarded for its many healing properties. It is regarded in Ayurveda as the “elixir of life” and it is also believed to be a promoter of immortality.


BotnIcal Name: Ocimum sanctum
Origin: India

About Tulsi~ Holy Basil Essential Oil

Tulsi is Eugenol-rich essential oil that is a clear white liquid displaying a soft, sweet, green, spicy-herbaceous bouquet with a fine balsamic, woody undertone. Tenacity is very good. This one is spicy!

Ways To Use Tulsi~ Holy Basil Essential Oil

  • NERVE TONIC: Dilute 10 drops per ounce of carrier oil and massage along the spine
  • FEVER: 10 drops per ounce of carrier oil and massage onto neck
  • EXPECTORANT: Add 1-2 drops into a bowl of boiling water – inhale to release congestion – Eucalyptus can be added as well (keep tissues handy)
  • STRESS RELIEF: 20 drops lavender, 10 drops Tulsi, 5 drops Chamomile into 4 oz of carrier oil and massage into skin as needed
  • DIGESTIVE: Compress – add 5 drops to 1 cup warm water, put cloth in the water, wring out lightly and apply to abdomen
  • INSECT BITES: one drop on a bandage applied to bite will remove poison

Use in Ayurveda for Tulsi~ Holy Basil Essential Oil

  • Reduces Kapha
  • Reduces Vata
  • Pitta increase, in excess
  • Considered a Sattvic plant

Blends well with These Essential Oils

  1. Lavender Kashmir
  2. Clary Sage
  3. Lime
  4. Geranium
  5. Bergamot

Safety Considerations for Tulsi~ Holy Basil  Essential Oil

  • Avoid use in high Pitta
  • Use caution in pregnancy
  • Avoid if susceptible to epilepsy

History or facts of Tulsi~ Holy Basil  Essential Oil

  • The Tulsi plant is regarded as a Goddess, or Divine Mother, and the consort of Lord Krishna with special ceremonies performed to mark the start of the marriage season, where holy basil is placed upon altars with flowers and food being offered.
  • It is regarded as the incarnation to Vishu

Additional information


Sample, 5mL, 10mL, 15mL

1 review for Basil, Holy (Tulsi)

  1. SomahDevi

    Love this beautiful oil so much! Second time ordering! Subtle, sensual, and so fragrant!!! Savitur Botanicals are the best quality and all are uniquely blended. Excellent customer service!!!
    Karen S.

    Wonderful to hear Karen (Kitty).. we love repeat orders; such validation. peace + love! Somah

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