Holy basil essential oil, certified organic

NZ $12.00


Certified Organic Essential Oils, Essential Oils: D - H


Holy basil essential oil, certified organic


Ocimum sanctum


Certified organic, BioGro




Sweet, pungent, clove-like, with soft balsamic undertones

Plant part used


Extraction method

Steam distillation






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

Bergamot, black Pepper, cardamom, cedarwood (all), clary sage, coriander, geranium, ginger, lemon, lime, marjoram, orange, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood, thyme, turmeric



Palm oil


Animal tested



Common names: Sacred basil, Tulsi, Tulasi

Common uses

Aromatherapy: Holy basil essential oil is commonly used in aromatherapy for its pleasant and uplifting scent. Inhaling the aroma of the oil is believed to help reduce stress, anxiety, and promote relaxation. The aromatic compounds in the oil might have a soothing effect on the mind.

Mood enhancement: The aroma of holy basil essential oil is thought to have mood-enhancing properties. It may help improve mood, alleviate feelings of sadness or fatigue, and provide a sense of calmness and balance.

Spiritual and ritual use: Holy basil, as the name suggests, has spiritual significance in many cultures. The oil might be used in rituals, meditation, and prayer to create an environment conducive to spiritual experiences and mindfulness.

Air freshener: Due to its pleasant aroma, holy basil essential oil can be used as a natural air freshener. It can help eliminate unpleasant odours and create a refreshing atmosphere in your living or working space.

Insect repellent: Some people use holy basil essential oil as a natural insect repellent. The oil's strong aroma might help deter insects and pests from indoor and outdoor areas.

Household cleaning: Holy basil essential oil makes a great candidate for use in homemade cleaning solutions. It could potentially help in disinfecting surfaces and areas around the house.

Enhancing concentration: The stimulating aroma of holy basil essential oil might aid in improving focus and concentration. Some people use it during study or work sessions to create an environment that supports mental clarity.

Safety data: Avoid use during pregnancy.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
Essential oils should be avoided in pregnancy due to their possible skin sensitising effects.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.


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