Holy Basil Essential Oil
Holy Basil Essential Oil
Considered a purifier of mind, body, and spirit, its unique blend of medicinal and fragrant qualities have earned this sharp, fresh herbaceous-minty oil the title: “Elixir of Life”. Powerful therapeutic benefits. Also called “Tulsi”.
Uses & Recipes For Holy Basil Essential Oil
These are great for small rooms. This oil pairs well with Lavender, Bergamot & Sweet Orange.
Will promote vitality for the whole family, especially when children become congested. Reminiscent of freshly cut basil, its unique fragrance qualities are spicy, sweet and herbaceous-minty, with a pronounced warm, clove-like accent. Its effects are warming, clarifying and uplifting.
Use a carrier oil like Sweet Almond oil, available cheaply at most supermarkets.
These essential oil reed diffusers release a very light, subtle scent and do not compare to the very strong, overpowering scent that’s released by the commercial reed diffusers which use artificially scented oils. You’ll need to flip the reeds once a week to refresh the scent. Once the reeds are completely saturated, you’ll need to replace them with new reeds. You will also need to replace your oil once it starts to lose its scent or if it starts to smell “off” – usually after a month or so.
¾ fill a glass container, preferably with a small neck, with your Sweet Almond oil. You may have one lying around, or pick up one from a dollar shop.
Add at least four tablespoons of Vodka (brings out the fragrance). You can also use denatured or rubbing Alcohol. Denatured works best, because of its higher alcohol content.
Reeds we have supplied free. These are cotton fibre, & work exceptionally well.
Add 50-70 drops Holy Basil oil, personal preference applies. You may wish to combine with some of our other suggested oils.
These are the plug-in ones, ultrasonic with auto shut-off, great for a larger room. You only use water with a few drops of oil.To view
Fragrances: make your own!
Half an ounce Sweet Almond oil (14.7ml)
30-35 drops of Holy basil oil, or create your own blend as shown below. 2 tbsp cheap Vodka as a preservative. It prolongs the fragrance & enhances the top notes. However, it is not necessary to add alcohol. See below.*
Start with your Sweet Almond carrier oil, or you can use fractionated Coconut oil. Then add those oils you wish to use, starting with base notes. You could make the perfume oil using only one essential oil, however, it’s lots of fun to make a blend from three or more scents, usually with a top note, middle note, and base note.
Top notes are the fragrance that you first smell, and therefore are the first to evaporate. The essential oil of Holy Basil is a great top note.
For a middle note, Coriander is a good option. The middle note, known as the heart note, shows up once the top note has evaporated, and lasts longer than the top note. The middle note is more mellow and well-rounded.
Either Frankincense or Cedarwood as a base note ideal. Base notes are the scents that linger the longest.
Whether they are top, middle or base notes, there are no rules. Have fun and experiment with them. Dab the fragrance on your pulse points (behind the ear, knee and inside of wrist). See how it wears after a time.
*Add alcohol for a preservative. This step isn’t necessary, but if you do it, use Vodka, because it is odorless. This is helpful if you want your scent to last longer, & it also enhances the top note. You can use Isopropyl alcohol instead.
The notes of oils we have supplied:
Top notes: Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Sweet Orange, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime, Holy Basil.
Middle notes: Lavender, Ginger, Coriander & Thyme.
Base notes: Cedarwood, Frankincense, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.
Rollerball perfumes: As per recipes above, these provide a convenient application method. Handy purse size. We have supplied two free bottles with your Ultimate Essential Oil Package. Check out our range of 5ml roller bottles for additional purchases.
To make a spray perfume: Add 20% essential oils to 80% alcohol base. Shake mixture vigorously to dissolve the fragrance of the essential oil into the alcohol base. Pour the alcohol base into the perfume atomizer bottle, and use as a perfume spray.
Nothing compares to a soak in the bath after a challenging day.
Take a handful of Sea salt, add to it 7-10 drops of your favorite oil, & then add to bath. Sea salt, with its cleansing, mineral-rich properties, makes a luxurious, healthy experience. You can also use Bicarbonate of Soda, or Epsom salts, in the same way. Both are great for aching, tired limbs.
As a Tea it is said to strengthen the the immune system, promote longevity, promote heart health, & lower both cholesterol & blood pressure. Just add 1 or 2 drops to your tea.
Disinfects wounds and fights infection. Assists wounds to heal faster. Holy Basil increases the production of collagen at the wound site, speeding up healing, providing antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory benefits. It also acts as an analgesic, giving relief from pain at the site of the injury. Holy Basil has also been used to relieve fevers, boost bone health, treat eye infections, or protect the eyes from free radical damage that can lead to cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration.
Improves appearance of skin. The antioxidants in Holy Basil help fight free radicals, protecting the skin proteins, collagen and elastin, and helping prevent the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles & other signs of aging. Holy Basil helps remove age spots, and assists the body to in its production of Vitamin E. Known to treat acne, because it is able to fight bacteria, the eugenol in Holy Basil, when combined with other active ingredients in the oil, is able to kill the bacteria associated with this condition. Do not apply essential oil directly to your skin.
To use: make a 2% dilution using the by-the-drop method: add 12 drops of Holy Basil to each fl. ounce (30 ml) of your carrier oil, Sweet Almond, Sunflower, or fractionated Coconut oil mixture.
Also makes a good general body cream/ moisturizer.
This is where Holy Basil really comes into its own, as too much cannot be said about this incredible herb in its pure oil form. Often found in Thai cooking as an aromatic, & great with garlic, fish sauce, and chillies, to impart flavor into meat, fish, or chicken. Don’t forget its use in pizza.!!!
Add a couple of drops, diluted in a couple of tablespoons of your cooking oil, to help it disperse. This creates a wondeful dish. For hot dishes, wait until the end of the process, before adding the essential oil. These are called “volatile oils” for a reason: they are relatively fragile, and will dissipate quickly in high heat!
Bugs certainty don’t like Holy Basil oil. A few drops with Sweet Almond oil, applied to the body will give some protection from biting insects, although the smell can be fairly strong.
You can also combine with equal amounts of any of the essential oils we have supplied. Have fun, experiment: make your own blend up to a total of 25% of oils overall, by choosing those that you favour the scent of, add 75% of your carrier oil: Sweet Almond, Sunflower, or fractionated Coconut. All of the oils supplied will work as repellents; just some a little better than others.
A great alternative to regular kitchen and bathroom cleaning sprays. Holy Basil oil kills germs, and leaves everything smelling fresh and clean. To boost the grease-cutting power of your cleaning spray, add citrus oils like either Lemon, Lemongrass, Begamot, or Sweet Orange. You can use them all, or just one that you have a preference for.
To make 2 cups of cleaning spray, use 1¾ cups of water, ¼ cup of white vinegar, 15 drops of Holy Basil oil, and add another 2-7 drops total of the remaining essential oils that you are going to use.
If using as a floor cleaner, cut down the amount of oils to just a few drops of each, as some floors can become slippery because of too much oil applied.
To disinfect your washing machine or dishwasher, add a few drops of Holy Basil essential oil to the detergent dispenser, and run a cycle.
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