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Tulsi (Holy Basil) Oil Uses and Benefits

Tulsi Oil Product Description

Sanskrit for “the incomparable one” and known as the “Queen of the Herbs,” Tulsi (Holy Basil) essential oil is a truly remarkable member of the doTERRA family. Its scent is warming, clarifying, and uplifting, making Tulsi a choice oil for creating a calming environment through diffusion. Because Tulsi oil contains a high concentration of the chemical constituents known for their cleansing properties and skin benefits, Tulsi oil can help support the appearance of healthy-looking skin. Its high concentration of eugenol can also help keep your mouth looking clean and healthy, making Tulsi oil a great addition to your oral hygiene routine. No matter how you choose to use it, Tulsi essential oil will be a great addition to your essential oils collection.

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How do I use Tulsi Oil?

  1. Oral Rinse: Practice good oral hygiene with Tulsi essential oil. Simply add one drop of Tulsi oil to two ounces of water and gargle for clean and fresh breath.
  2. Skincare Routine: Add one drop of Tulsi oil to your facial cleanser or lotion as part of your daily skincare routine to help keep the appearance of your skin looking clean and healthy. For those with sensitive skin, dilute with a carrier oil before using topically.
  3. Personal Massage: Apply one to two drops of Tulsi essential oil and the carrier oil of your choice to your back, the bottoms of your feet, or various pulse points and gently massage for a soothing sensation on your skin accompanied by a warm, tranquil aroma.
  4. Steam Facial: For an aromatically soothing steam facial, simply add three to four drops of Tulsi oil in a bowl of hot water. Next, place a towel over your head and lean your face over the steam and delight in the rich, uplifting aroma.
  5. Afternoon Pick-Me-Up: For an afternoon pick-me-up, add one drop of Tulsi oil to the palm of your hand, then rub your hands together, and cup your hands over your nose and inhale the energizing, soothing aroma.
  6. Diffusion: Add three to four drops of Tulsi oil in the diffuser of your choice to create a calming, inviting atmosphere throughout your home or office.

Fun Fact

Grown in India, many Hindus grow Tulsi as a religious plant in their homes and temples. In Hinduism, the plant is considered sacred, including the leaves, stem flower, root, seeds, and oil. It definitely earns its nicknames, “Holy Basil” and “Queen of the Herbs.”

What is Tulsi Oil?

Native to Southeast Asia, Tulsi, Ocimum sanctum, is a small, bushy shrub with dark green leaves and pink, lavender-hued flowers. At doTERRA, the Tulsi used to create this warm, rich oil is sourced in India, where it is wild harvested in January and February. Harvesters cut the upper branches, leaving the roots intact to ensure growth for future seasons. This harvesting practice secures the continued sustainability of Tulsi. Due to the delicate nature of the blossoms, the flower of this fragrant plant goes through a steam distillation process in order to produce the cherished Tulsi essential oil.

What are the benefits of Tulsi (Holy Basil) Oil?

Traditionally, Tulsi has been used worldwide in rituals, protection, and wellness practices. Tulsi’s main chemical constituents are eugenol, beta-caryophyllene, and trans-beta-elemene.

Tulsi has a high percentage of eugenol, which is also found in Clove essential oil. Eugenol helps keep the mouth clean and looking healthy. When applied topically, it also benefits skin with its topical cleansing properties.

The chemical constituent beta-caryophyllene may sound familiar as it’s famously present in Copaiba in large quantities, but it’s also part of other essential oils like Black Pepper oil, Clove Bud oil, Melissa oil, and Rosemary oil. Beta-caryophyllene is a sesquiterpene found in hundreds of different plant species with celebrated benefits.

What essential oils blend well with Tulsi Oil?

Tulsi essential oil pairs well with several citrus oils including, Bergamot oil, Lime oil, and Lemon oil. Many floral oils such as Clary Sage oil, Lavender oil, Geranium oil, and doTERRA Touch® Neroli also pair nicely with Tulsi oil. Likewise, Tulsi oil blends well with other popular oils like Eucalyptus oil, doTERRA Serenity® oil, Peppermint oil, Frankincense oil,  and Easy Air® oil.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. For external use only.  

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