All hail Holy Basil, a plant so sacred it is worshipped in Hindu culture as the botanical incarnation of the god Vishnu. Living Libations Holy Basil Essential Oil is a sparkling diamond of botanical dynamism; an elixir so sacred, so mighty, that it’s venerated across India for its life enhancing enchantment. Also known as Tulsi, the sweet, herbaceous oil from this flowering plant has been a principle of Ayurvedic care for centuries. Holy Basil a purifying plant tonic used to boost feelings of bliss and to sanctify mind, body, and sacred spaces with its holy energy.
Botanical Name: Ocimum sanctum
Botanical Family: Lamiacaea
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Leaves and flowers
Country of Origin: India
Composition: 100% Ocimum sanctum
Scent Description: Fresh-plucked basil wrapped in sweet, spicy cloves; warm and herbaceous with subtle hints of mint, anise, and camphor.
In Living Libations: Feeling Good Today
Blends well with: Lavender, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Silver Fir, Cedar, Sandalwood, Hyssop, Frankincense, Peppermint, Oregano, Cardamom, Rose, Lemon, Spikenard, Greenland Moss, and Vetiver.
Uses: Excellent in our salt pipes. Boosting to baths. Delectable in culinary creations. A lovely liniment when used diluted in massage oils and serums. Infusion into rooms by diffusion is purifying and peaceful.
Holy Basil is a centuries old herbal that has been used throughout Hindu cultures to promote wellness and spiritual enlightenment. Some Hindus believe Holy Basil is the botanical incarnation of the god Vishnu, as well as the favorite herb of Krishna and Lakshmi. To this day, many Hindu families keep a Holy Basil plant in their courtyards as both a spiritual safeguard. They also use the plant's sweet essence to drink as tea to enliven the spirt and adorn the plant with gifts and revere it to give thanks to the gods.
Holy Basil Essential Oil also has an important role in Ayurvedic care. It is considered perfectly purifying, balancing, and harmonizing. Those with a Kapha disposition will find Holy Basil to be particularly clarifying and invigorating.
While the sweet, spicy, camphorous fragrance of this oil is warming and engaging, it's the unique plant properties of this organic essential oil that have made it one of the most venerated elixirs on earth. This adaptagenic essence is versatile bringing comfort and cerebral calm to soothe frazzled feelings.
"Basil is, then, a fragrance of reality - the reality of physical existence and the reality of spiritual existence. It soars through all the realms, holding them together, allowing integration."
~ Valerie Ann Worwood, Aromatherapy for the Soul
"The fresh, herbaceous, penetrating basil note can be found in Fougére fragrances... and also in balsamic complexes ."
~ Jennifer Peace Rhind, Fragrance and Wellbeing