Basil Holy Organic Essential Oil


Product Code: EO3091

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Other Names
Basilic Saint, Indian Basil, and Kala Tulsi
Farming Method
Certified Organic
Plant Part
Blossom and Plant
Country of Origin
Application Method
Diffusion and Inhalation
Scientific Name
Ocimum sanctum
Extraction Method
Steam Distilled

About the Plant:

Holy Basil is a variety of basil with a sweeter, warmer scent. The short, hairy plant has many branches with small, pointed leaves resembling mint and purplish blossoms that grow in vertical, rod-like strands.

Where It Grows:

Holy Basil or "Tulsi" is an aromatic perennial plant.  It is native to the Indian subcontinent and widespread as a cultivated plant throughout the Southeast Asian tropics.  Tulsi is cultivated for religious and traditional medicine purposes, and also for its essential oil.  It is widely used as a herbal tea, commonly used in Ayurveda. Amrita® Aromatherapy is proud to receive Organic Holy Basil from India.

Traditional Uses and Lore:

In Sanskrit, the name of Holy Basil is Tulsi, meaning incomparable. For those of Hindu faith, Holy Basil, or Tulsi, is considered to be an actual incarnation of the Goddess Lakshmi, who is the goddess of health, wealth, and love. Therefore the Goddess is worshipped in the form of Holy Basil in daily ceremonies. For thousands of years, prayer beads have been made out of Tulsi stalks and worn around the neck as a way of inviting an influence of purity to surround the wearer.  

The relationship of Tulsi with Lord Vishnu, the consort of Lakshmi, is the subject of a cornucopia of elaborate Hindu legends. The five-day celebration of Tulsi Vivaha, which commemorates the mythical marriage of Tulsi and Vishnu, is observed in India each year to inaugurate the marriage season.

Holy Basil is an important ingredient in many Ayurvedic medicines, particularly for relieving stress. It is considered a “Rasayana,” an elite group of Ayurvedic herbs that have a powerful ability to enhance overall well-being.

  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Fair Trade Product
  • Stimulates and Improves Circulation and Digestion
  • Loosens Mucous

Holy Basil Organic Essential Oil is the type of basil typically used in Asian countries. In India, it is found in the center of every home as a revered houseplant that is used daily for both spiritual and medicinal purposes.

This essential oil is a Fair Trade product. That means this trade was between companies in developed countries and producers in developing countries in which fair prices are paid to the producers.

Diffusion / Inhalation (add a few drops to a nebulizer or nasal diffuser):

  • Nervous System:
    • Migraines / Headaches
    • Anxiety / Depression
    • Lack of Energy
    • Mental Fatigue
    • Jet Lag
  • Respiratory System:
    • Colds
    • Sinus Problems
    • Low Blood Pressure

*Note: this is the only application recommended for this oil.*


Blends Well With:



Safety Precautions:

  • Due to its unique chemical composition, Holy Basil is more irritating than other types of basil
    • Therefore is not recommended for use on the skin.
  • Holy Basil is also moderately toxic.
    • Avoid using it during pregnancy.

General Safety Precautions:

  • Use essential oils only in diluted form on the skin and never internally.
  • Always be careful when using essential oils with children.
  • Give them only low doses, or better, consult a qualified aromatherapy expert before using.
  • Use essential oils with care and only under the proper guidance of an expert while pregnant or if you have liver damage, epilepsy, cancer, or other serious health problems.

All varieties of basil are helpful for producing mental clarity, focus, and alertness. The potent therapeutic plant is antiseptic, pain-relieving, fever-reducing, and spasm-suppressing, all of which make Basil Essential Oil ideal for helping with colds and respiratory problems. Basil can also be used to calm frazzled nerves and uplift emotions.

The sweet, warm scent of Holy Basil offers stress and anxiety-reducing effects in addition to all the other benefits of the basil species. Holy Basil is also said to increase faith and compassion, qualities that are important to the millions of spiritual seekers who consider it a treasured substance.

The following is a list of conditions which Holy Basil Essential Oil addresses by category:

  • Nervous System:
    • Mental Clarity
    • Focus / Alertness
    • Reduce Stress / Anxiety
    • Calm Frazzled Nerves
    • Uplift Emotions
  • Musculoskeletal System:
    • Antiseptic
    • Pain-Relieving
    • Fever-Reducing
    • Spasm-Suppressing
  • Respiratory System:
    • Colds / Flu
    • Relief for Respiratory Problems

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.

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  • 5

    Posted by Shaun on Nov 9th 2020

    Awesome Product

  • 5
    Smells right!

    Posted by Me on Jul 2nd 2020

    I've been buying this item for a while. Once I decided to try a different brand of Holy Basil, that was cheaper, it smelled awful. I will be buying Amrita from now on!

  • 5
    Organic Holy Basil

    Posted by Victoria on Feb 3rd 2020

    This is a very pungent smelling holy basil essential oil, that is also certified USDA organic. I have grown organic Holy Basil in my gardens, this oil has aromatic notes of the true plant, but is missing the perfume quality that the live plant has. Actually, this is why I like it. The concentration smells better (more medicinal) than the plants I have grown. I used this in a sinus clearing recipe (diffused), it worked almost instantly. An effective basil concentration.

  • 5
    Good product

    Posted by hbakshi on Jul 6th 2019

    Happy with the product. Smells like real Tulsi

  • 4
    I like it

    Posted by carole hill on Apr 22nd 2019

    Nice sized bottle for money

  • 5
    Happy with the product!

    Posted by Sophiya on Mar 28th 2019

    Great oil to have for purification purposes.

  • 5
    Amazon error

    Posted by Deathly Hallows on Jan 21st 2019

    Due to an amazon error I did not receive the product but was given a pair of tweezers. I'm sure the Holy Basis is good. Others seem to like it

  • 5
    Five Stars

    Posted by Amazon Customer on May 30th 2018


  • 5
    I like this oil a lot

    Posted by O on Apr 23rd 2018

    I like this oil a lot. A couple drops in some water and sprayed onto the hair creates a nice curling effect!