Known as the King of Herbs, holy basil (Tulsi) has been an important part of Ayurvedic wellness traditions for generations. It emits a fresh, spicy-sweet aroma and it:
Can be uplifting, promoting positivity**
Promotes an energized spirit and mind**
Supports purification when used with meditation**
What is Basil?
Known as the King of Herbs, Ocimum sanctum is an annual herb and a member of the mint family. Reaching a height of 1-4 feet, it boasts silky foliage and white flowers in addition to its famous flavorful leaves. Holy Basil has long been a staple of Mediterranean cuisines, earning its name from the Greek word for “king” and is known as Tulsi, which translates to “the incomparable one,” in Indian traditions.
Along with its culinary fame, holy basil has long been prized in cultures around the Mediterranean and southern Asia. In Indian mythology, it is considered a sacred herb, offering purifying benefits for body, mind and spirit. It has also been used widely in Ayurvedic wellness traditions thanks to basil’s staple in Indian culture.
Steam distilled from the familiar leaves, holy basil essential oil is at its peak when extracted right before the first bloom appears on the herb. It emits a fresh, spicy-sweet fragrance (notably more licorice-like than the aroma that is emitted from the growing herb) that many enjoy in their aromatherapy practices.
Basil Essential Oil
When inhaling basil oil’s bracing aroma, it can have an uplifting effect, promoting positivity and energy for the mind and spirit. It is also a great meditative aid, supporting spiritual purification. Combined with a carrier oil and applied topically, basil oil’s soothing, calming properties truly shine. For some, the spicy, exotic aroma of holy basil oil may help to ignite the passions.
Blending essential oils opens up a world of wellness possibilities! Other oils that complement basil oil’s herbaceous fragrance include: bergamot, clary sage, citronella, cypress, eucalyptus, neroli, melissa, lavender, clove, marjoram, lime, lemon, juniper, grapefruit, & rosemary oils.
Piping Rock's pure Basil Oil is available in 1/2 oz. & 2 oz. bottles.
Basil Oil Directions for Use
Add 3-5 drops of Basil Oil to a diffuser or vaporizer, to a bowl of steaming water or a hot bath to fill a room with its spicy-sweet scent. To use topically, add ~5 drops of Basil Oil to ~10 mL of any Piping Rock carrier oil.
Basil Oil is for external use only and should be diluted in a carrier oil such as sweet almond, jojoba, grapeseed or avocado oil before being used topically. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Always consult your trusted physician before adding any essential oil to your regimen, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications. Discontinue use and alert your doctor should an adverse reaction occur. Keep out of reach of children and away from eyes and mouth. Essential oils are flammable.