Holy Basil

Ocimum sanctum

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Holy Basil Oil also known as Tulsi Oil is extracted through steam distillation from holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) an aromatic shrub in the basil family. Originating from India it is now grown in Australia, West Africa and some Middle Eastern Countries.

Tulsi meaning "the incomparible one" it has been used throughout India in spiritual rituals and in Ayurvedic practices. It is a tonic for the body, mind and spirit and is grown for its aromatic, medicinal and spiritual purposes.

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  • STUDIED PROPERTIES
  • COMMON USES

STUDIED PROPERTIES

SPECIFICATIONS
APPEARANCE  Pale yellow to brown yellow brown colored
ODOUR  Sweet green-herbaceous aroma
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C    0.995 to 1.065
REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C    1.490 to 1.535
FLASHPOINT  97°C

GENERAL CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

The main components of Tulsi Oil are:
Eugenol
1,8-Cineole
Estragole
B-Bisabolene
(Z)-a-Bisabolene

COMMON USES

Tulsi Oil is commonly used in haircare, skincare and herbal remedies. It also is used for muscular spasms, respiratory conditions, cramps, menstrual issues, headache, mental and physical fatigue.

Properties:
Tulsi oil is high in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-viral, analgesic and antifungal properties.

Skincare:
Tulsi oil restores the skins natural oils helping to reverse premature ageing by repairing the skins elasticity and reducing the signs of fine lines and wrinkles. It neutralizes free radicals and rejuvenates the skin giving it a youthful glow.

Tulsi oils antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacteiral properties help to treat common skin conditions such as acne and eczema by purifying the blood and removing toxins and bacteria from the skin. It can effectively lighten skin tone, improving skin complexion and reducing the appearance of scars and skin blemishes.

Haircare:
Tulsi Oil is used in haircare products for its antifungal properties. It helps to control dandruff and reduce itchiness to the scalp leaving hair smooth and shiny. It also used as a herbal treatment to reduce hair thinning, hair loss and premature graying of hair.

Diffuser:
Holy Basil Essential Oil used in a diffuser helps to enhance focus and ease anxiety and stress. Great for adding to blends to energise and stimulate.