Tulsi, also known as holy basil, is a plant derived from India. It is an extremely sacred plant in India and Hinduism, hence why it is called holy basil. Tulsi is a very aromatic plant, which is used for purification of the mind and body, as well as heightening spiritual awareness.
Tulsi has played a large role in the Hindu religion for thousands of years, as it is worshiped as the avatar of the goddess Lakshmi, who represents wealth and is the wife of Vishnu. Tulsi, in Sanskrit, means “the incomparable one.” The Hindus also believe that tulsi is an expression of Sita, whom is also an avatar of Lakshmi and is considered an example of wifely and womanly virtues for Hindu women. Hindus grow tulsi plants in the center of their courtyards, near their homes, and Hindu temples. Many Hindu healers would use Tulsi as a medicinal herb, as it would often be used for healing the sick and would be given to the dying in order to raise their departing souls to heaven.
Botanical Name: Ocimum Sanctum
Botanicals Family: Lamiaceae
Derived From: Holy Basil Leaves
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Aroma: Rich, Warm, Spicy, Herbaceous
Physical Description: Clear to Yellow Color with Thin Consistency
Reiki Charged: Our Tulsi ~ Holy Basil Essential Oil is Reiki Charged with intent to assist with Healing of the Body, Mind, and Spirit and Heighten One’s Spiritual Awareness.
Emotional: Tulsi is an extremely powerful adaptogen, which is a metabolic regulator which increases the ability of an organism to adapt to environmental factors, while avoiding damage from these factors. The factors include injury, aging, and anxiety. Stress has been proven by Western Science to be the leading cause of aging and disease. Tulsi supports overall well-being, enhances stamina, and stimulates energy, as it is one of the most effective stress reducers.
Skincare: It’s been said that massaging diluted Tulsi essential oil on the skin (2% for face, 5% for body) can cure internal and external skin disorders. Indeed, it is highly anti-biotic, disinfectant, and anti-bacterial. Tulsi contains the chemical component of camphene, a bicyclic monoterpene, which causes a sensational cooling affect when applied to the face. Tulsi can be very effective when used as a dry herb in tea. It can also be used topically, only when diluted in a carrier oil, such as jojoba, watermelon seed, argan, etc.
Physical: Tulsi has been used as a powerful bodily healing medicine for thousands of years, as it has many chemical components which help support the entire body. Tulsi has been proven to protect the body from radiation poisoning and catarcts, as it is an anti-oxidant and can repair cells damaged by exposure to radiation. Tulsi also supports the immune system, promotes healthy metabolism, helps with digestion and gastrointestinal issues. Tulsi also neutralizes dangerous biochemicals that contribute to cancer, degenerative disease, and aging. Tulsi contains Vitamin-C and eugonal, which contributes to lowering blood pressure and detoxifying the body, and if used regularly will prevent heart attacks. Tulsi can also be used as a daily mouthwash, as it kills 99 percent of germs and bacteria in the mouth. It is also an astrigent, which constricts body tissues, such as the gums, protecting any teeth from falling out. Overall, Tulsi is one of the most effective essential oils for boosting the immune system, as it protects the body from infections, viruses, bacteria, and protozoa.
Spiritual: Tulsi is one of the most effective essential oils for mental and spiritual relief. By inhaling the essential oil, it will allow for instant release of stress and nervous tension. It can also be used in a diffuser to purify the air, mind, body, and spirit.
Tulsi ~ Holy Basil Essential Oil is known to balance and align the entire body’s “energy field.”
Third Chakra – Solar Plexus: The solar plexus chakra is located in the center of the belly and governs the physical functions of the stomach. Tulsi helps to regulate metabolism and digestion.
Fourth Chakra – Heart: Tulsi is able to open the heart to love and compassion, while strengthening faith and clarity throughout the heart chakra.
Fifth Chakra – Throat: Tulsi allows us to be in tune with our inner self and inner truth. The oil also transforms mental concepts of doubt and distrust, allowing for clear decision making made through the throat chakra. Physically, Tulsi assists with oral health of the teeth and gums and bacteria in the mouth.
Sixth Chakra – Third Eye: Tulsi provides ultimate spiritual cleansing throughout the body allowing for clarity and awareness to be present in the third eye chakra. Tulsi also provides perspective to one’s mind and spirit.
Seventh Chakra – Crown: Tulsi provides mental clarity and instills mental ease. The oil also purifies the air, mind, body, and spirit, creating a cleared personal haven where one can relax, breath, and meditate.
Physical Plant: Purple and Green
Methods of Usage
- Neat: Place a drop or two directly onto clean and intact skin. A couple drops on the wrists, shoulders, temples or neck imparts a beautiful aroma and is an effective remedy for stress and nervous depression. Note: May be too concentrated to be used undiluted on facial skin.
- Blended with Carrier: Use 15 drops per 1 TBL of carrier oil such as grapeseed, rosehip, jojoba or hazelnut oils, and massage over any area where you would like for healing to occur.
- Bath: Place 8 drops into 3 handfuls of bath salt and disperse, or add 8 drops to vodka or whole milk
- Diffusor: Follow diffusor manufacturer’s instructions, but typically add about 8 drops.
- Room Deodorizer: Add 15 drops per 2oz distilled water and spray as desired.