Holy Basil native to Southeast Asia, is a powerful aromatic herb used extensively both in Ayurvedic clinical and folk medicine. Tulsi or holy basil is considered as purifier of mind, body and spirit. Its unique blend of medicinal and fragrance qualities have earned this sharp, herbaceous-minty essential oil the title “Elixir of Life. It is extracted by steam distillation of Leaves of the plant.
This powerful oil has been used for centuries and is cherished for its protective and uplifting nature. Reminiscent of freshly cut basil, Tulsi’s unique fragrance qualities are spicy, sweet and herbaceous-minty, with a pronounced warm, clove-like accent. Its effects are warming, clarifying and uplifting.
Reduce Stress and Anxiety: All parts of the plant acts as adaptogen, which helps the body to adapt to stress and promote mental balance. It is ideal for soothing or eliminating headache, fatigue and sadness. It is known to benefit those who suffer from poor concentration, allergies, sinus, congestion or infections.
Reduce Inflammation: Along with assisting with minor pain and inflammation relief, tulsi essential oil is often used to help ease unwanted muscle spasms as well as reduce the presence of unwanted bacterial, fungal, or viral activity. In addition to these antioxidant benefits, it also helps boost immune system.
Uplifts mind: It is known to clarify, calm, fortify, energize and uplift the mind.
Skin: When used on skin, it is known to nourish, repair, balance, calm, soothe, exfoliate and brighten the complexion. It balances oil production, calm acne breakouts, alleviates dryness and soothes symptoms of skin infections. It also supports skin suppleness and with regular use is exhibits exfoliating and toning properties which removes dead skin and balances skin tone.
Hair: It cleanses, refreshes, hydrates, softens and strengthens the strands. It is known to contribute refreshing and light scent to shampoo or conditioner as well as stimulates circulation. It regulates scalp oil production and facilities healthy hair growth. It eliminates accumulation of dead skin and dirt on the scalp, thus soothing the itchiness and irritation that causes dandruff.
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy and with sensitive skin. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only. It is important to note that all Essential Oils are extremely concentrated in nature and if to be applied on the skin or body, should always be diluted upto a maximum dosage of 4% in a suitable carrier oil.