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Floracopeia Tulsi Essential Oil

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Ocimum sanctum

Tulsi, the “Queen of Herbs”, is an aromatic jewel that belongs in every collection. With its very inviting aroma it is a diffuser staple.

India

½ fl oz (15 mL)

In stock

Description

A large part of Ayurveda is fundamentally a form of “aromatic botanical medicine.” …Ayurveda is richly fragrant. Every aspect of treatment and therapy is infused with aromas, which are emanating mostly from the essential oil content of the herbal ingredients that are being used; it is these aromas (and flavors) that provide many of the therapeutic benefits one enjoys when using Ayurveda. The Ayurvedic pharmacopeia is filled with aromatic plants that are well known throughout the world, as well as its own collection of unique species.

—David Crow, L.Ac, Founding Director of Floracopeia

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.

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.

How To Use Tulsi Essential Oil
In the Diffuser: Tulsi has a strong, purifying fragrance, though it can also be effectively blended with other oils like eucalyptus and conifers to make it sweeter and less spicy. You may also want to experiment with adding in a drop or two of citrus or clary sage.

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.

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, hyssop, lime, opopanax, oak moss and citronella

Product Details
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)