Holy Basil Essential Oil


Holy basil essential oil has an aroma that is more medicinal than sweet basil, which smells more like the basil herb we cook with.  Holy basil is used in natural perfumery to make fougere, chypre, herbal perfume notes, spice bases, sacred perfumes, and gourmand perfumes. When inhaled, it relieves nervousness, anxiety, and fatigue.  It enhances memory and mental clarity. Energetically, holy basil expands the awareness of width,  or lateral axis, in the human energy field.  It is helpful for dancers, martial arts enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to expand fully into the physical body, or improve health, performance, and posture. Spiritually, holy basil promotes peace and tranquility, and helps to establish emotional balance and neutrality.

Aromatic Profile

 Top note:  Strong, sweet, green, spicy, herbaceous

Heart Note:  Green, herbaceous, woody with balsamic undertone

Base Note:   Green, herbaceous, woody, balsamic

Classification:  Top or heart note

Tenacity:  Medium


More About Our Holy Basil Essential Oil

Size:  5 ml or 30 ml violet glass bottle

Source:  India

Production method:  Steam distillation

Notes:  Made from non-certified organic leaf and seed, also known as “Tulsi”

Botanical Name:  Occimum sanctum

Homeopathic Properties of Holy Basil Essential Oil


Internal–oral, suppository,  inhalation

External–massage, skin application, local and spinal compress, application to points, meridians, and energy centers

Observations and Anecdotal Information

Holy basil has been used in India as a medicinal tonic and daily tea for thousands of years.  It has been used to treat fevers, colds and flu, and to stimulate and strengthen the immune system.

Taken internally in proper dilution, it relieves hiccups, digestive upsets,  stomach pain and spasm.  It can be used topically to eliminate the symptoms of shingles and other herpes conditions, and to relieve dry skin and itching.

Holy basil enhances the memory, increases mental clarity and sharpens the senses.

Applied to the spine as a spinal compress, it can facilitate spontaneous adjustment of vertebrae that are not aligned.  It has many healing properties and is a superior oil for spinal application.

Holy basil essential oil is also one of the most anti-infectious essential oils.  It is effective against, staph- and strep- infections, and many other bacterial and viral based illnesses.


  • Avoid using with infants, small children, and pregnant or lactating women.

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

More about our disclaimer

Weight 0.004 kg

30 ml violet bottle, 5 ml violet glass bottle

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