Tulsi (Holy Basil) Essential Oil (10%)


100% Pure “Kapoor” Holy Basil essential oil (Ocimum spp.), diluted in organic unrefined (golden) Jojoba oil. 10% concentration is still strong for topical use so those with sensitive skin may want to further dilute. This bio-dynamically farmed “Kapoor” variety is well-suited for growing in temperate climates. The aroma is floral and sweet, with a lovely clove base note.

This Jojoba blend makes a wonderful fragrance or massage oil base. Tulsi oil is said to be an adaptogen (helps the body adapt to stresses), calming and emotionally balancing. Its main chemical constituents are disinfectant.

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Batch OT-003 (September 2017):

Tulsi “Kapoor”, aka Holy Basil, aka Temperate Tulsi (Ocimum spp.) is a North American hybrid of Tulsi plants that have been revered in Ayurvedic traditions for thousands of years. It was bred to grow prolifically and self-seed in N. American climates. This batch was bio-dynamically farmed at Pangaea Plants, a Demeter and Organic certified herb farm near Lake Lure, NC. It was a second harvest for the crop and the plants had gone to seed so were not optimal for drying and packaging.

We steam-distilled these beautiful fresh herbs over the course of a chilly early Fall week. 380 lbs made just 4 oz of this precious oil. Each 5ml bottle of the 10% dilution contains the pure essence from 1.4 lbs of fresh herbs.


Tulsi essential oil is said to be an adaptogen (helping the body adapt to stresses and other environmental pressures), disinfectant, calming, purifying, deoderizing and bug-repelling. 10% is still a strong concentration so we recommend testing on a small area of skin before widespread use. Those with sensitive skin could have a mild reaction to the Eugenol (Clove aroma) so should consider diluting it further to 1% as recommended by Tisserand and Young in Essential Oil Safety. It is also recommended that pregnant or nursing mothers, children, those with epilepsy, or people with blood-clotting disorders avoid use of this oil.¹

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Further, this product is not intended for consumption.

¹Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 204.

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5ml Bottle ($20), 10ml Bottle ($38)


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