About Holy Basil Holy Essential Oil
Holy Basil Essential Oil (Ocimum sanctum) is also known as Tulsi Essential Oil. We find the aroma fresh and sweet, with spicy notes that blend well with bergamot, clary sage, lime and geranium essential oils.
Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) is a member of the Lamiaceae family (the same plant family to which the mints belong) and is native to India. The strongly scented leaves can be green or purple, while the stems and flowers are purple. The green-leafed variety is known in India as Sri or Rama Tulsi, while the purple-leafed type is called Krishna Tulsi. A third type of Tulsi is also used in India; it comes from the related plant Ocimum gratissimum, which is commonly referred to as Vana Tulsi.
Considered by some to be the most sacred but all three plants have similar herbal properties.Essential Oil Safety Considerations