*Best Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli Essential Oil is a beneficial skin care ingredient
The patchouli bush has large, soft, hairy leaves and pale pink flowers. The leaves are dried and fermented for several days before they are distilled to obtain an exotic, dark orange essential oil. The heavy fragrance is sweet, spicy and woody, slightly balsamic and smoky.
Patchouli is a powerful ingredient in perfume and is used as a deodorizer and moth repellant in carpeting, clothing and other woven fabrics. It's also an aphrodisiac for both male and female. The distinct, strong aroma is uplifting, balancing, regenerative and sensual.
Patchouli is a beneficial skin care ingredient for mature, oily skin and conditions such as dandruff, dermatitis or athlete's foot. Its regenerative properties are effective in skin cell renewal, particularly with scar tissue. Patchouli treats insect and snake bites, in addition to being an effective bug repellant.
Sexual desire and passion are stimulated when patchouli is worn as perfume or added to oil for an abdominal massage. Patchouli helps both male impotence and female frigidity.
Patchouli is excellent for stress-related emotional imbalance, including anxiety, nervousness and anger. It is useful for treating procrastination due to confusion or depressive, negative thoughts. Patchouli's earthy smell grounds and centers the psyche. It's used to remedy spaced-out thinking and excessive day dreaming. Patchouli has been used to reduce cravings during withdrawal from drug or tobacco addiction.
Benefits of Patchouli Essential Oil
A familiar scent from the 70’s, patchouli’s stress-relieving and calming aroma encapsulated the era of “free love.” The oil relieves nausea and indigestion, while supporting skin conditions. It offers anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal, sedative, diuretic, decongestant, and astringent properties
Application: 1:1 dilution. Topically, Inhaled, Diffused, Dietary Supplement.
Uses of Patchouli Essential Oil
Regularly utilized in incense, the scent of patchouli is memorable to those who grew up in the 70’s. The oil possesses natural grounding properties that help protect against emotional imbalance.
In fact, reduces the appearance of blemishes, soothes minor skin irritations and promotes a smooth, glowing complexion. The oil stimulates the body’s absorption of nutrients, promoting optimal metabolic function and greater energy.
Patchouli’s strong skin supportive properties, along with its natural ability to balance emotion, make it one powerful agent to have on hand when you want to look and feel your best.
To ground emotions, combine 1-2 drops each of vetiver and patchouli and apply topically to the reflex points, massaging into the skin. For tension relief, massage 1-2 drops into the neck, shoulders, and temples.
You can also apply patchouli topically to support skin health. Simply rub 1-2 drops softly over the affected area.
General Methods of Application
Apply NEAT. Aromatically. Internally. Topically.
Those with sensitive skin should dilute the oil with a carrier oil. Avoid touching the eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas with the oil. People who are nursing, pregnant, or are receiving medical attention should consult their physician before use. Additionally, make sure to store the oil away from children.
Blend Recipe: Aphrodisiac Bath Blend
1-2 Tbsps Sweet Almond Oil
1 cup Baking Soda
1 cup Refined Salt
4 drops Jasmine Essential Oil
6 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
6 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
8 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
8 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
For an aphrodisiac bath blend, designed to turn up the volume, blend all ingredients in a glass jar. As your hot water is running, place a handful into your bathwater and let disperse. Soak in the sensual and stimulating bath.