CAS Number: 91845-35-1
EINECS Number: 295-208-3
Product Code: PFW3061
INCI Name: Ocimum Sanctum (Holy Basil) Distillate Water
Our organic Tulsi Hydrosol is steam distilled from the dark green leaves and tops of the several varieties of Ocimum sanctum - Rama, Vana, Kapoor and Krishna. The fragrance of our Holy Basil (Tulsi) Hydrosol is stimulating and awakening; it is spicy, slightly clove-like enlivening the emotions, bringing conscious awareness into the mind. In the wisdom of Ayurveda, Holy Basil, or more popularly known as Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) exhibits anti-oxidant, purifying, awakening, grounding benefits to skin, respiratory passages and psyche. Warm, soothing and slightly spicy, this hydrosol is wonderful to spray on the face or body.
This aromatic plant is cultivated in India, where it has been used for centuries and can be found growing in many Hindu homes. In the region's local Ayurvedic medicine, it is referred to as the
Elixir of Life. It also has a balancing effect on the autonomic nervous system - in states of stress, the use of Holy Basil Hydrosol quickly brings a sense of calm and a reduction of tension. In addition to being an excellent environmental spray for meditation spaces, Tulsi (Holy Basil) Hydrosol makes a great choice for men who prefer a light herbal and slightly spicy aftershave or for those who want a non-floral skin tonic. The literature states that the hydrosol is extremely calming for the stomach as well.
PLEASE NOTE: Our range of Hydrosols, Hydrolats or Floral Waters are 100% pure and free from preservatives, alcohol and emulsifiers. These are the most genuine form of hydrosols (obtained by steam distillation of the plant parts): no infusion, no blend of essential oil and water; and no condensed water. These superior quality hydrosols are 3 to 5 times more concentrated when compared to other commercial grade hydrosols available in the market.
We guarantee a microbiological cleanliness of our hydrosols thanks to our stainless steel, glass system and our packaging procedure that includes the decontamination of all our bottles and caps with organic alcohol. We systematically do microbiological testing of all batches and publish the results on the analysis report for each batch. All our hydrosols are kept in a low temperature storage.
Our hydrosols are specifically distilled for the hydrosol, not produced as a by-product or even a co-product. These hydrosols are distilled using fresh plant material allowing us to capture not just all the volatile components of the plant, but more importantly, the cellular water from the living plant. This cellular water is usually lost under the conventional high pressurised steam runs for essential oils, or by using dried plant material. It is this cellular water, imbued with nutritious minerals, phytosterols, antioxidants, and countless other natural botanical chemicals, that imparts the hydrosol with the water-soluble aromatic and therapeutic properties of the plant.
Our exquisitely scented hydrosols therefore have a different make-up to their essential oil counterpart though they retain a small fraction of essential oil compounds (about 0.05 to 0.2 grams per litre) - mostly the gentler, more hydrophilic aromatic esters and alcohols. This is one of the reasons that makes hydrosols quite safe for children, the elderly, and anybody with pronounced sensitivities.
Our hydrosols are very versatile in use as:
Facial Cleanser: Moisten with a cotton pad and swipe across the skin of the face to cleanse.
Facial Spray: Close the eyes and lightly mist your face as a daily refresher. Store hydrosol in the refrigerator for extra-cooling skin relief.
Facial Mask: Mix the hydrosol with clay or body butter and apply to cleansed skin. Rinse after 10-15 minutes.
Bath Additive: Simply add to your bath water.
Hair Care: Spray onto cleansed hair and gently massage the hair and scalp. Do not rinse.
Deodorant & Perfume Spray: Mist under arms and as needed elsewhere to help prevent body odor.
Foot Spray: Mist the tops and bottoms of feet to help control foot odor and to refresh your feet.
Aroma Massage: Spray the hydrosol on oily skin before starting the massage.
Meditation/Prayer Spray: Hydrosols can be used to help enhance meditation and prayer.
Car Freshening Spray: Mist the interior of your car, avoiding polished, painted and fragile surfaces.
Linen Refresher: Simply spray to freshen and fragrance sheets, towels, pillows and other linens.
Calming Spray: Mist your room, body and face using hydrosols that are reported to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Aromatic Substitute for Water in Personal Care Recipes: Enhance your lotion, cream, room mist and other recipes that call for water with skin-safe hydrosols.
This is a cosmetic product and is meant for external use only. As with all of our materials, it should not be taken internally.