Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli (Pogestemon cablin) is a plant more commonly known as “mint” and comes from the Labiatae family. It is said to have originated in Indonesia, Philippines, Madagascar, India, Malaysia, and China. Patchouli is usually lighter in color and has slightly thicker viscosity than water. Patchouli can grow to be nearly 3 feet tall and is a large and hairy plant bearing small pinkish-purple flowers with a rich, sweet, earthy, musky, and herbaceous scent that is grounding and balancing. It has been used for centuries in incense, perfumes, alternative medicines, and repellents. Patchouli oil is extracted by steam distillation of the dried and fermented leaves of the plant. 

Primary Benefits

Balancing and grounding effect on emotions, aid in the reduction of cellulite, aids in a smooth, glowing complexion, aids in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and skin imperfections.

Patchouli is very beneficial to the skin, functioning by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, and small skin imperfections while promoting a smooth, youthful, glowing complexion.

Historically, Patchouli has been used to help cool fevers, reduce allergies, rejuvenate skin, fight infections in slow healing wounds, headaches, vomiting and diarrhea, acne, bug bites, congestion, digestion, fungal infections and athlete’s foot, dandruff, depression, sleep, and halitosis (bad breath). 

Possible Uses

-Diffuse to fight anxiety and depression along with fight off insects 
-Apply topically mixed with creams, lotions and shampoos to rejuvenate and heal the skin or fight infections such as slow healing wounds, fungal infections or athletes foot.
-Place a few drops in capsule and take internally to help with internal infections or stomachaches.

Recipes

Worry Free Diffuser Blend

Dandruff Treatment

Mix into 2 ounce of Shampoo, apply to hair and scalp or mix essential oils with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to hair concentrating on scalp and massage in. Let sit on scalp for 5 mins and then wash thoroughly.

Patchouli Room Spray

Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle, spritz around any room in your home when you home begins to smell less than fresh.

Hydrating Argan Oil Face Mask

Mix ingredients and apply to face. Leave on face for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. Pat dry.

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