PATCHOULI (Leaves) Pogostemom patchouli
Patchouli Essential Oil is a is a thick oil, has a rich musky-sweet, strong spicy, herbaceous smell and is a light yellow to dark brown in colour. It is a relaxing oil with a strong sensual fragrance. Although this essential oil may remind people of the hippie era, its value in skincare is incalculable.
This oil has great diuretic properties and is one of the most active and is a superb tissue regenerators, which helps to stimulate the growth of new skin cells. In wound healing, it not only promotes faster healing, but also helps to prevent ugly scarring when the wound heals
Patchouli oil has a grounding and balancing effect on the emotions and banishes lethargy, while sharpening the wits, fighting depression and anxiety. It is also said to create an amorous atmosphere.
It is effective for fungal and bacterial infection and is of great help for insect bites. It could also be used as an insect repellent and is also used as a support for dealing with any substance addiction.
With its excellent diuretic properties, it is effective in fighting water retention and to break up cellulite, easing constipation and helping to reduce overweight.
Furthermore, it has a great deodorizing action, and helps when feeling hot and bothered, while cooling down inflammations and assisting with wound healing.
Patchouli oil is very effective in sorting out rough, cracked and overly dehydrated skin and is used to treat acne, acne, eczema, sores, ulcers, any fungal infections, as well as scalp disorders.
Patchouli oil blends well with
Although essential oils blend well with one another, patchouli oil blends particularly well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Myrrh, Vetivert and Ylang Ylang.
The therapeutic properties of patchouli oil are antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicide, insecticide, sedative and tonic.
Therapeutic properties explained
The chemical components of patchouli oil are b-patchoulene, a-guaiene, caryophyllene, a-patchoulene, seychellene, a-bulnesene, norpatchoulenol, patchouli alcohol and pogostol.
Our Patchouli Essential Oil is extracted from the young leaves which are dried and fermented prior to steam distillation originates in Indonesia and yields 2 – 3 %. This oil improves with age to have a fuller, well rounded odour.
It is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing, but the smell of patchouli oil may be a little persistent for some people and large doses may cause loss of appetite in some individuals.