Tulsi (Holy Basil) Essential Oil
Tulsi, Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum ct. eugenol) essential oil is high in the phenolic molecule Eugenol. Tulsi is best used for its WARMING and ANALGESIC (pain numbing) properties. This particular batch has a high level of b-caryophellene (26.84%) that when combined with the normally high eugenol (58.31%) content makes it particularly effective on pain.
Chemistry: eugenol (58.31%), b-caryophyllene (26.84%), a-humulene (2.93%)
Latin Name: Ocimum sanctum ct. eugenol
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Cultivation: India, Certified Organic
Plant Part: Leaves, stems, flowers
Chemical Family: Phenols, Sesquiterpenes
Aroma: Clove-like, warm, spicy
Properties: Analgesic, Antifungal, Anti-infectious, Antirheumatic, Antiviral, carminative, warming
Steam Distilled: October 2017
Shelf Life: 5 years (approx.)
Diffuse during cold and flu season. Use in hand sanitizer for anti-infectious properties. Add to DIY cleaning recipes like counter spray and laundry to help combat germs and mildew odors. Use sparingly in skin applications. Start with just 1 drop to 1 tablespoon of unscented lotion or carrier oil and gently massage in skin as needed for pain or muscle tightness.
Phenol-rich oils such as Thyme Thymol, Clove, Cinnamon Leaf, Tulsi Basil (to name a few) should be used sparingly in skin applications. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. Consult a licensed physician if pregnant or nursing. If the oil is past it’s “Best by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value. Avoid the use of essential oils near infants and small children.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your medical professional before use.