About Holy Basil
One of our favorite plants to grow on the farm is holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), also known as Tulsi. With an unmistakable scent of bubble gum and sweet cloves, holy basil is rich in compounds that help reduce stress and promote healthy skin. Native to India, this sun-loving plant does best when grown in warm and steady conditions.
Using Holy Basil Hydrosols
Reduces Wrinkles- Your skin loses its elasticity when an enzyme called elastase breaks down proteins and results in wrinkles being formed. With strong anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agents, these floral waters help to soothe, cleanse and tighten skin.
Tones Skin- Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Holy basil hydrosol is used to soothe the skin as a cooling agent while its anti-bacterial and hydrating compounds make an excellent toner. Helping to tighten and refine pores to will help regulate the number of impurities the skin takes in.
Reduces Breakouts- Hydrosol benefits provide an anti-inflammatory action that may prove useful for alleviating redness and swelling associated with acne outbreaks. It has a wonderful soothing, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral component making it ideal for keeping healthy skin.
Astringent- Holy basil hydrosol helps in shrinking skin pores and further absorbs excess oil from the skin, thus helping to even out the skin’s complexion. It not only shrinks the skin pores but also removes the dirt and further controls oil secretion making it look healthier.
Reduces Stress and Anxiety- Holy basil is said to soothe symptoms of stress, help you to relax, and boost your mood. It has a mellow and slightly sweet, with a somewhat herbaceous and bitter smell. This aroma is great for aromatherapy. Simply use it as a natural air freshener and help calm the mind and uplift your mood.
Holy Basil For Skincare
Tulsi/ holy basil is also a very rich source of flavors as well as antioxidants. It has been used for thousands of years as an effective anti-aging agent which can help to tighten the skin, fight off free radical damage and oxidative stress and prevent the appearance of the wrinkles, fine lines as well as age spots on your skin. It can help the cell regeneration and increases the growth of skin cells to provide a very soft, supple and fresh appearance in it.
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