All hail Holy Basil, a plant so sacred it is worshipped in Hindu culture as the botanical incarnation of the god Vishnu. Living Libations Holy Basil Essential Oil is a sparkling diamond of botanical dynamism; an elixir so sacred, so potent, so mighty that it’s revered across India for its life and health-promoting powers. Also known as Tulsi, the sweet, herbaceous oil from this flowering plant has been a principle of Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Holy Basil essential oil is a purifying plant tonic used to boost feelings of bliss and to sanctify mind, body and sacred spaces with its holy energy.
Botanical Name: Ocimum Sanctum
Extraction Method: Steam-distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Leaves and flowers
Country of Origin: India
Cultivation Method: Organic
Scent Description: Fresh-plucked basil wrapped in sweet, spicy cloves; warm and herbaceous with subtle hints of mint, anise, and camphor.
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Blends Well with
Lavender, grapefruit, bergamot, silver fir, cedar, sandalwood, frankincense, peppermint, oregano, cardamom, rose, lemon, Greenland moss and vetiver.
Excellent in our salt inhalers, boosting to baths, delectable in culinary creations and a lovely liniment when used diluted in massage oils and serums.
Holy Basil is a centuries-old remedy that has been used throughout Hindu cultures to promote health, wellness, and spiritual enlightenment for thousands of years. Some Hindus believe Holy Basil is the botanical incarnation of the god Vishnu, as well as the favorite herb of Krishna and Lakshmi. To this day, many Hindu families keep a Holy Basil plant in their courtyards as both a spiritual and medicinal safeguard. In addition to using the plant’s sweet oil to allay ailments and promote spiritual growth, they adorn the plant with gifts and worship it to give thanks to the gods.
In addition to being worshipped across India, Holy Basil oil has an important role in Ayurvedic medicine. It is considered intensely purifying, balancing, and harmonizing for the body and inspiring for the soul. Those with a Kapha disposition will find Holy Basil to be particularly stimulating, clarifying, and invigorating.
While the sweet, spicy, camphorous fragrance of Holy Basil is warm, comforting, and stimulating, it’s the medicinal properties of this organic essential oil that have made it one of the most sought after elixirs in the world.
Holy Basil oil can be used to treat stress and anxiety, both physically and emotionally. The antioxidants contained in the oil fight oxidative damage. This cerebral oil soothes stress and frazzled nerves. This adaptagenic essence is versatile and powerful enough to be considered a “medicine cabinet in a bottle”
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“The sacred Tulsi plant is not only of religious significance but its leaves have medicinal properties, acting as an expectorant and antiseptic, in addition to having use as an insect repellant. On steam distillation the leaves yield 0.7 percent of an essential oil which has a strong odour of cloves.”
– The NIIR Project, India The Complete Technology Book of Essential Oils (Aromatic Chemicals)
Traditional, mental, physical, emotional benefits
Holy Basil oil has traditionally been used to protect the teeth and gums, relieve respiratory ailments, disinfect household surfaces, clarify congestion, clear skin, and boost feelings of bliss.