Patchouli Essential Oil(Pogostemon cablin):
"patchouli essential oil is one of the few that actually improves with age! It becomes thicker, more syrupy and its aroma intensifies and becomes smoother. So when you find a trusted supplier it's worth buying plenty so that you can hoard it away"
Patchouli’s exotic floral-spicy aroma also works as a powerful aphrodisiac, enhancing sensuality and intimacy between a couple. Patchouli appears to be stimulating in small doses and sedative in large doses. It is considered to be a very yang energy oil. Grounding and centering, Patchouli is recommended for reducing stress and alleviating anxiety and depression. Don't forget of course the aphrodisiac properties! Its rich, musky and exotic aroma seem to give it a sensual and erotic appeal!
Anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, astringent, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, deodorant, sedative, tonic.
Aromatic application(Mind, Spirit and Body):
Patchouli essential oil is great for reducing anxiety, stress and depression. It has a balancing effect on the emotions and is often used in relaxation and for meditation. Try a few drops in a diffuser, alone or in a blend.
A good oil to use in aromatherapy massage to help the fight against cellulite and wrinkles. Use in a carrier oil for a gentle massage on the face and body to help tone your skin.
Make sure you have some in your aromatherapy first aid kit....helps soothe cuts, scrapes and sores and aids scarring. Also great for athletes foot, acne and insect bites! Once diluted in a carrier oil it can be applied directly to the injury.
It is thought that patchouli may diminish the appetite.
It is a natural insect repellent. It has been used in India for hundreds of years to protect the fabrics of shawls and blankets!
It is good for your hair and can be used to treat dandruff.
Patchouli is a deodorant so can be used to help with body odours.
Use it in potpourris between sheets to keep bedbugs away!
Put a few drops in your bath as well as lifting your mood it can help with skin and scalp complaints!
The skincare value of patchouli is wonderful!
It helps break down cellulite and stimulates the growth of new skin cells. This means it speeds up healing and helps prevent scarring.
Try using patchouli in unscented creams and lotions for general skincare.
Add 2 - 3 drops (depending on essential oil) into a teaspoon of honey, whole milk, vegetable oil or other dispersing/diluting agent then add to bath water once you are in the bath.
This method results in absorption through the skin, as well as inhalation of the volatilized essential oil.
Keep eyes closed!
Since essential oils are highly concentrated, most essential oils can not be applied directly to the skin without being diluted.
Do not apply on wounds, cuts or rashes. If found risky, stop using it.
Do not use more than 2-3 drops in each use.
Do not use with children under age.
Also best to avoid during pregnancy.
May be an irritant to people with sensitive skin.
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