All essential oils create positive shifts, although Tulsi is especially dynamic for deep purification. Use any time your energetic, emotional, or mental body feels gummed up. This oil has a long tradition of purifying the physical and subtle bodies. As part of a spiritual practice, you may try using monthly in ceremony for a general reset. Tulsi/Holy Basil is also recommended as a first step in any intense healing journey.
Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
Key Traits: Blueprint of the perfected self, understanding what the act of devotion means, pure unobstructed/unconditional love, purification and protection. An emanation of divine masculine.
Divine Archetype: Krishna (the eighth incarnation of Vishnu)
A sacred plant of India and beloved of Krishna (the embodiment of love and the divine joy that destroys all pain), tulsi, sometimes called holy basil, is sattvic in nature (meaning that it embodies the perfected principle of light, perception, and harmony). Use this essential oil to purify and protect the energy of yourself and/or your environment. Tulsi opens and heals the heart chakra, teaching the true energy of loving detachment and devotion.
Tulsi herb is grown near temples and in home courtyards In India to invite the presence of the gods and purify the air. Its unique blend of medicinal and fragrant qualities have earned this sharp, fresh herbaceous-minty oil the title
Elixir of Life. Eugenol is the predominant chemical constituent in Holy Basil, which accounts for its clove-like scent, along with small percentage of Methyl Chavicol (aka Estragole).
Reported Benefits and Uses
Tulsi Essential Oil is helpful in managing minor pain and inflammation, especially relating to muscle tension. Reduces the presence of unwanted bacterial, fungal, or viral activity. Holy Basil Oil is classified as an adaptogen and can either stimulate or sedate, depending on what the body needs at that moment. Holy Basil Oil's anti-inflammatory property makes it an excellent skin remedy for irritations, small wounds, and sores. It has a soothing and relaxing effect that helps while dealing with eczema. Tulsi Oil also brilliantly boosts vitality and can be used daily to maintain resilient health.
EXTRACTION METHOD ~ Steam Distilled Essential Oil
ORIGIN ~ India
NOTE CLASSIFICATION ~ Middle to Top Note
Taken from Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice by Candice Covington