Holy Basil Oil Safety
Organic Holy Basil Essential Oil
Leaves & flowers - Steam Distilled
Also known as Tulsi Essential Oil
The Holy Basil chemotype from the basil family has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine to boost body, mind and spirit. It is a sacred plant in India. Tulsi may aid you when stressed and is known to boost the immune response. A clarifying, warming and uplifting minty oil with clove like notes.
Holy Basil essential oil is the Eugenol chemotype of basil and is a truly wonderful oil.
Shelf Life of Organic Holy Basil Essential Oil:
Our freshly decanted Organic Holy Basil essential oil will last for 2-3 years minimum from when you open your amber glass bottle if stored correctly:
Primary Storage Considerations:
Keep away from direct light (U.V. radiation)
Keep in the amber glass bottle with lid tightly closed. Only open when you need to and decant into a smaller "working" amber glass bottle if possible (and label so you know what is in it). This is to reduce oxidation.
Secondary Storage Considerations:
Keep in a refrigerator at around 4 degrees celsius.
Hazards: May contain methyleugenol; drug interaction; may inhibit blood clotting; skin sensitization (moderate risk); mucous membrane irritation (low risk).
Cautions (oral): May interact with pethidine, MAOIs or SSRIs. Anticoagulant medication, major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia, other bleeding disorders.
Maximum dermal use level: Tisserand & Young - 1.0%
A maximum of 1.0% is recommended for dermal use based on50.4% eugenol content with a dermal limit of 0.5%.
Tisserand, R., & Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: Second edition.
Some essential oils may cause photosensitivity to the skin-Use diluted in Jojoba or other complete carrier oil.
Do not ingest essential oils.
Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, treatment or mitigation of any physical or mental illness. Ahimsa Oils offer no advice or recommendations only general information. No therapeutic claims are made within.
Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting an appropriately trained healthcare practitioner.
The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the TGA. David Bosley however worked for a long period however in consultation with the TGA to ensure correct labelling with reference to the Ahimsa Oil product range.
For transportation purposes, this product is classed DG due to flash point range between 60.5°C and 93.3°C