Organic Patchouli Essential Oil
This patchouli essential oil is extracted from Pogostemon patchouli and is also known as patchouly and puchaput.
Patchouli was introduced to Europe in the early 1800’s.
This highly aromatic oil was imported with silk shawls and Indian ink.
It was later used in perfumes and cosmetics.
What does patchouli essential oil smell like?
Musky, sweet spicy and slightly herbaceous.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
Young leaves are dried and fermented to weaken the leaf cell walls to produce better yield.
Where has patchouli essential oil been sourced from?
This particular patchouli oil originates from India.
How is patchouli essential oil extracted?
Patchouli oil is extracted by steam distillation.
This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with patchouli essential oil?
Patchouli oil blends well with bergamot, clary sage, frankincense,geranium, lavender, lemongrass, myrrh, neroli, rose, rosewood and sandalwood.
How can I benefit from patchouli essential oil?
Here are some ways you can benefit from patchouli essential oil:
- Relaxation and stress relief: Patchouli oil is known for its calming and grounding properties. Diffusing the oil or adding a few drops to a bath can help promote relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety.
- Skincare: Patchouli oil is often used in skincare products due to its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative properties. It can help soothe dry, irritated skin, reduce the appearance of scars and blemishes, and promote a healthy complexion. Dilute a few drops of patchouli oil with a carrier oil like jojoba or coconut oil and apply it to your skin.
- Mood enhancer: The aroma of patchouli oil is often associated with feelings of peace, happiness, and sensuality. Diffusing patchouli oil in your home or using it in a personal inhaler can help uplift your mood and create a relaxing atmosphere.
- Insect repellent: Patchouli oil has insecticidal properties that can help repel mosquitoes, flies, and other insects. Dilute a few drops of patchouli oil with water or a carrier oil and apply it to your skin or use it in a homemade insect repellent spray.
- Hair care: Patchouli oil is beneficial for the hair and scalp. It can help balance oil production, soothe dry and itchy scalp, and promote healthy hair growth. Add a few drops of patchouli oil to your shampoo or conditioner or dilute it with a carrier oil and massage it into your scalp.
- Aphrodisiac properties: Patchouli oil has been traditionally used as an aphrodisiac due to its sensual and exotic aroma. Diffuse patchouli oil or add a few drops to a massage oil to create a romantic atmosphere and enhance intimacy.
- Meditation and spiritual practices: Patchouli oil is often used in meditation and spiritual practices to help create a calm and focused state of mind. Its earthy and grounding scent can aid in deepening meditation and promoting spiritual connection.
If you have dry skin or other skin conditions, you can try patchouli essential oil.
Patchouli is an extremely effective essential oil to use in skin care, as it helps regenerate skin cells and helps heal scar tissue.
It works well for the treatment of acne, dermatitis, eczema, oily skin, sores, wounds, scar tissue and wrinkles.
In addition it can also used in the treatment of depression, stress and other nervous disorders.
Other uses include being an insect repellent, helping with menopausal sweating and varicose veins. Patchouli also has very good antiseptic qualities and helps with anxiety plus is known for its aphrodisiac properties.
This essential oil is said to improve with age.
Are there precautions I should know about?
The smell of patchouli oil may be a bit strong for some people and large doses can cause a loss of appetite. It can also be sedating in low dosages and stimulating in larger doses.