- Diffuse for a calming atmosphere.
- Add one to two ounces of water and gargle to freshen breath.
- Put a drop in your palm, rub your hands together, and inhale deeply.
Tulsi is a small, bushy shrub with dark green leaves and pink and lavender flowers. Tulsi is popularly known as Holy Basil and originates from India. Many Hindus grow Tulsi as a religious plant in their homes and temples and use its leaves in routine worship.
Native to Southeast Asia, Tulsi has a long tradition of use in Ayurvedic health practices and is a well-known sacred plant and a respected herb. In Sanskrit, it is known as “the incomparable one” and is considered the “Queen of Herbs”.
How to use Tulsi or Holy Basil
Tulsi essential oil can be used both topically and aromatically. Simply atomizing or inhaling is always a great way to get the benefits of an oil aromatically, and that goes for Tulsi as well. You can enjoy the scent of Tulsi alone or use it to create a diffusion blend that also incorporates other oils.
Apply Holy Basil externally to your spine, soles of your feet, and wrists. You can also add a drop to your facial cleanser or lotion.
Another way you can use Tulsi is in a mouthwash. Put a few drops in some water, gargle and swish, then spit it out. Not only is it good for oral hygiene, but it also keeps your breath fresh.
Finally, you may love to make Tulsi part of a steam facial. You will then enjoy the aromatic and topical benefits simultaneously. Your skin will thank you and you’ll enjoy the soothing effect too!
Just put a few drops of Tulsi in a bowl of hot water. Put a towel over your head and lean your face over the steam. If it gets too hot, you can lift part of the towel, place your face farther from the steam, or take a few seconds break. If you also want to add other oils to the experience, Lavender, Frankincense, and doTERRA Air® are all good options to combine with Tulsi.
What are the benefits of Tulsi or Holy Basil?
Traditionally, Tulsi has been used throughout the world as part of rituals, protection, and health practices in many cultures. Tulsi has a calming, relaxing aroma when inhaled.
Tulsi contains a high percentage of the chemical compound eugenol, which is also found in clove oil. Eugenol helps keep the mouth looking clean and healthy. It also has cleansing properties, and, applied topically, is good for healthy skin.
Another constituent found in Holy Basil is 1,8-cineole, also known as eucalyptol, which is found in Eucalyptus. 1,8-cineole helps make Tulsi soothing when atomized or inhaled.
What does Tulsi smell like?
Compared to its cousin sweet basil, the scent of Holy Basil is richer, warmer and balsamic. The aroma resembles something of a mixture of cinnamon, peppermint, cloves, and basil with a hint of licorice! The aroma is warming, clarifying, and uplifting.
doTERRA Tulsi (Holy Basil) Essential Oil (5ml)
Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, is a powerful oil that has been used in many cultures for hundreds of years for a variety of remedies and ailments.
Availability: In stock
Aromatische Beschrijving: Warm, kruidig, balsamico
Belangrijkste chemische bestanddelen: Eugenol, 1,8-Cineool