Benefits of organic patchouli essential oil – General benefits and origin
Patchouli is a bushy herb native to India, Malaysia and Indonesia that can grow up to 60-90 centimeters. It has oval leaves, square stems and white and violet flowers.
Patchouli essential oil, obtained by steam distilling its leaves, has an intense, sweet and earthy scent. Its fragrance has been used for centuries in the manufacture of perfumes and is currently present in many men’s perfumes.
The color of patchouli essential oil is affected by the material of the machine with which it is distilled. If it is made of stainless steel it will have a light color and if it is made of iron it will have a darker color. However, its color becomes darker with time.
Patchouli essential oil has antiseptic and antipyretic properties (reduces fever). Relieves pain and inflammation and tones the entire body by stimulating metabolic functions and boosting the immune system. It is also used as a natural deodorant (add two or three drops in a cotton ball and rub in the armpits).
Benefits of patchouli essential oil for the skin
Patchouli essential oil is a great cellular regenerator being very useful to treat wrinkles, stretch marks and skin blemishes. Its astringent effects help tighten loose skin and muscles, particularly after weight loss and post-delivery. It also has moisturizing properties and is used to treat dermatitis, acne and eczema.
Benefits of patchouli essential oil for hair
Patchouli essential oil is used to treat dandruff and oily scalp (add 2 drops of essential oil to the usual shampoo or conditioner dose).
Benefits of patchouli essential oil for the mind
The intense and refreshing aroma of patchouli essential oil provides mental clarity and has calming effects on body and mind. It helps uplift the mind, overcome depressing feelings and tranquilize the mind. In these cases, it can be used when going to bed putting a couple of drops in a diffuser or a tissue.
Blends well with:
Bergamot, cassia, cedarwood, clary sage, myrrh, orange (sweet) and rose.
Patchouli essential oil can be applied directly on any part of the body, although dilution in a carrier oil is advised.
INCI: Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil
It does not contain allergens.