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Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) rejuvenates skin cells, so it’s used on mature, ageing skin and also treats dry skin prone to acne problems. It is also antiseptic and anti-fungal on skin problems.
- water retention
Patchouli essential oil has a wonderful long-lasting and popular perfume that is reminiscent of the sixties and hippy eras.
Even after being distilled, the harsh, translucent yellow oil must age to a syrupy brown before it develops a rich patchouli scent which then improves with age.
Used in an oil burner, a few drops in the bath or blended as a massage oil or cream patchouli is good for cellulite, water retention and cracked skin making it a popular ingredient in soaps, skin creams and acne or eczema remedies. Patchouli essential oil is also good for insect bites and can also be used as an insect repellent.
Botanical name: Pogostemon cabin
Use: stimulates new cell growth, tightens tissues, speeds healing of sores, wounds, reducing body odour, cools fever, and repels insects. Calms nerves, lifts depression, reduces inflammation, fights infection, stimulates sexual desire.
Perfume Note: Base
Blends well with: Chamomile, Lavender, Helichrysum, Geranium, Clary Sage
Production method: steam distillation
Aromatherapy benefits: pervasive, calming, enhancing
Aroma type: sweet, spicy, musky, earthy
Warning: none noted
In aromatherapy, patchouli essential oil is typically used to treat acne, anxiety, athlete’s foot, constipation, dandruff, eczema, fatigue, indigestion and insomnia.
A preliminary study published in the Journal of Natural Medicines in 2011 found that patchouli essential oil may help promote sleep.
Additionally, a report published in Phytotherapy Research in 2005 found that patchouli essential oil may help protect against mosquito bites by acting as an insect repellent.
Essential oils are not medicine replacement. They are used to improve your health naturally.
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