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
The benefits of Patchouli can be attributed to its properties as an antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, febrifuge, insecticide and tonic substance.
|Relieves depression||Soothes inflammation|
|Aphrodisiac||Speeds up healing|
|Sedative effect||Stimulates blood circulation|
PATCHOULI IN SKIN CARE
Stimulates contractions in muscles: Patchouli strengthens the gums, prevents sagging skin, hair loss, and loosening of muscle tissue.
Speeds up healing: Patchouli essential oil helps 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 of essential 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 of Patchouli can 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, Patchouli blends well with top to middle note essential oils such as Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium and Lavender.
Research indicates that Patchouli may 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.