Essential Oil Profile
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Extraction Method: Steam distillation from the leaves
Scent Profile: Rich, earthy, woody aroma with a nearly hidden fruity note
Perfumery Note: Base
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES / HEALTH BENEFITS
Patchouli oilis a type ofessential oilmade from the leaves of thepatchouliplant, which is an aromatic herb.
Patchouli oilis made by harvesting and drying the leaves and stems of thepatchouliplant. Theessential oilis subsequently extracted by a distillation process.
The benefits ofPatchoulican be attributed to its properties as an antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, febrifuge, insecticide and tonic substance.
Patchouli oilhas a distinctive aroma that is described as woody, sweet, and spicy. As a result, it's frequently utilized as a fragrance ingredient in products like perfumes, cosmetics, and incense.
Patchouli oil has insecticidal qualities, and multiple researchers have looked at how it affects various insect species. Many man-made pesticides are harmful to the environment, thus finding natural insecticides could be quite beneficial.
|Relieves depression||Soothes inflammation|
|Aphrodisiac||Speeds up healing|
|Sedative effect||Stimulates blood circulation|
PATCHOULI IN SKIN CARE
Stimulates contractions in muscles: Patchoulistrengthens the gums, prevents sagging skin, hair loss, and loosening of muscle tissue.
Speeds up healing: Patchouli essential oilhelps the healing process of cuts and wounds, and also hastens the fading of scars left by boils, acne and chicken pox.
How to use for face care
Add one drop ofessential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.
How to use for body care
Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of body lotion or carrier oil. Apply the mixture all over skin and pat dry or allow full absorption.
PATCHOULI IN HEALTH CARE
Stimulates blood circulation:The increase of blood circulation can help to boost energy levels, increase functionality and overall metabolism of the body.
Fights fever: The antiphologistic properties ofPatchoulican help to fight inflammation caused by fevers. It can also boost the immune system, protecting the body from future infections.
HOW TO USE
– In a nebuliser
– In an oil burner
– In baths or inhalation
BLENDS WELL WITH
As a base note,Patchouliblends well with top to middle noteessential oils such as Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium and Lavender.
Research indicates thatPatchoulimay inhibit blood clotting and pose as a drug interaction hazard. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage or other medical problem, use oils only under proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Whenpatchouli oil is applied to the skin, it rarely causes irritation or an allergic reaction. However, you should proceed with caution when using it for the first time in case a response arises. Never apply undilutedpatchouli essential oil to the skin.