Tulsi (Holy Basil) Essential Oil
About Tulsi Essential Oil
A powerful aromatic herb used extensively both in Ayurvedic clinical and folk medicine, Tulsi, or holy basil, is considered a purifier of the mind, body, and spirit. Tulsi has a special place in Hindu courtyards across India, where it is planted for its auspicious and protective powers. Its unique blend of medicinal and fragrant qualities have earned this sharp, fresh herbaceous-minty oil the title "Elixir of Life". With powerful therapeutic benefits, our tulsi essential oil is an aromatic jewel that belongs in every natural medicine chest.
This powerful basil oil has been used for centuries and is cherished for its protective and uplifting nature. Tulsi, meaning "the incomparable one", is thought to embody a purifying radiance that refines body, mind and spirit. Tulsi brilliantly boosts vitality and can be used daily to maintain resilient health. When diffused, Tulsi will promote vitality for the whole family and should therefore always be on hand, especially when the children become congested. 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.
Safety Considerations for Tulsi Essential Oil
Tulsi essential oil is dermo-caustic and should only be applied topically in extreme dilution of 0.5% or less. Non-toxic and non-sensitizing when diluted appropriately. Do not use during pregnancy. Avoid if susceptible to epilepsy. Do not use on children under two years old. Do not take tulsi essential oil internally.
Aromatic Profile and Blending for Tulsi Essential Oil
- Perfumery Note: Middle or top note
- Odor: Sharp, fresh, sweet-spicy, camphorous, herbaceous-minty, licorice-like
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
- Dry-out: Balsamic, clove/anise-like
- Blends Well With: Citrus oils and florals; bergamot, clary sage, geranium, lime, opopanax, oak moss and citronella
- Botanical Name:Ocimum sanctum
- Family: Lamiaceae
- Composition: 100% Pure Tulsi Essential Oil
- Origin: India
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Cultivation/Harvesting: Organic
- Plant Part: Leaves and flowering tops
- Color: Clear to pale yellow or green
- Consistency: Thin, mobile
- Yield: 0.8%
- Bottle Size: ½ fl oz (15 mL)
Ayurvedic Wisdom for Tulsi Essential Oil
According to the ancient healing system of Ayurveda, Tulsi is considered a "sattvic" plant, which maintains harmonious balance within the body and thereby produces virtue and joy. Tulsi can be especially helpful for problems caused by Kapha.
Interesting Tulsi Essential Oil Information
The Holy Basil plant has been revered in India for thousands of years. It is regarded as the incarnation of Vishnu, and is also the favorite of Krishna and Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity. Tulsi often has a special place in the courtyard of Hindu families, whose daily routines may include worship of this plant. Tulsi devotional rituals include numerous aspects of Tantric ceremony: The plant is placed in a special altar, invoked and adored as the embodiment of Vishnu, or the Divine Mother, and given a ritual watering and offerings of incense and food. Adored as the Goddess who contains the entire universe, the plant is often dressed and decorated with flowers, prostrations are performed and leaves are often taken as a sacrament.
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Ratings & Reviews
Love this Tulsi EO
by Susan Meeker-Lowry
For a long time, Floracopeia was the only place that sold Tulsi Essential Oil. Even though others have brought it in, this Tulsi is, hands-down, the best. I use it in body care products, toner sprays (with Floracopeia's Tulsi hysrosol), and in botanical perfumes. I love the spicy, herby, fresh fragrance! Often it's just the extra "zing" a perfume needs to bring it all together - just a drop or two does it. It's awesome and very reasonably priced too.
My favorite company for essential oils
My favorite company for Essential Oils. They are the real deal. You can trust them. Read all about them, somewhere on their site. I love this version of Tulsi, I've tried other brands, and this is the one that smells really good. Some smell too medicinal. All natural and organic! too. I love them!
Thank you so much for your warm feedback and shout-out, Suzy! We are so grateful for your support and are happy that you love this Tulsi essential oil!
by Margaret K
Read about the founder of Floracopeia and decided to try the oil. I used it in a diffuser and it was wonderful.
by Mette Pedersen
I had ordered 6 different essential oils. When they arrived the Tulsi bottle unfortunately was broken. Very dissapointing - however, as I left the bag with broken glass and essential oil open in my space, I inhaled it continuously for a while. At the time I was in a bit of a gloomy space - however, the Tulsi completely changed it. It changed my energy and the energy around me. It was SO uplifting...I now believe that that particular bottle broke to really show me the powerful effect of Tulsi. .I was really impressed and immediately ordered a new bottle.
Wonderful for Mental Clarity
by Cyndee Kang
Wonderful to use for mental clarity. Has a scent similar to clove and cinnamon but not as strong.
Wonderful addition to meditation practice - I use just a drop in between my hands, then place on crown of head and over heart ❤️
by Beverly Rudolph
I love this oil. I use it daily.
A Must Have
by glenda day
Amazing! a must have for upper respiratory... diffuse it..
by Mary Pederson
Palo Santo & Tulsi EO's are comforting and love to diffuse.
by Caitlin Naramore
Mysterious, warming, nurturing, VITALIZING, Tulsi is one of those power herbs that seems to calm and uplift at once. I'm enamored of this oil!
I would love to give this a 5 but oil is very thick which makes it harder to use. Scent is beautiful and true to the tulsi I have growing in my yard!
I diffuse this almost daily!!
by christine morro
quality and integrity in all of your products. this is a go to oil during these very challenging times. for grounding support, uplift and protecting boundaries
by Jennifer Young
Meditating with Floracopeia's Tulsi Essential Oil brings me to a state of balance and calm. I experience the spirit of Tulsi warmly opening my heart and curling my lips into a content smile. Recommend for anyone feeling off kilter, restless or confused.
Brings me clarity.
extremely clean, pure extract. Deeply penetrating, and clearing.
use it daily!!
use it everyday, uplifting and fragrance makes my heart sing
Hands down the best oil to have in your cabinet. The quality of this Tulsi oil is unreal!!
excellent product, with clean and refreshing scent
I love the way this makes me feel.
This essential oil is a life resuscitator. It reconnects my mind, heart and body every time I use it. Holy!
very clearing and relaxing
by Karen Umminger
Clears the air and my breathing, opens passages, crisp without being overpowering at all.
by Jean D.
I like the immune support it provides and enjoy the fragrance as well
Best Tulsi Essential Oil Ever. Hypnotically good.
by Kelly Carlson
This is a wonderful scent that I find pleasant for diffusing. I also like the health/wellness benefits it is known to have and feel I am taking care of my family with its use.
Love the scent, it earthy but also reminds me of anise.