Patchouli is a bushy herb of the mint family, with erect stems, reaching two or three feet in height and bearing small, pale pink-white flowers. The plant is native to tropical regions of Asia. Essential Oil of Patchouli is extracted by steam distillation of the leaves of the Patchouli plant.
Patchouli oil assists in overcoming depression. It helps in getting over feelings of sadness or loss and fills one with new hope. It uplifts mood, drives away disappointment, and relaxes tension in the majority of people, even if they are being treated for something else. This is due to the impact that inhaling patchouli essential oil has on the hormones and various chemical reactions in the body and mind. By stimulating the release of pleasure hormones like serotonin and dopamine, feelings of anxiety, anger, and sadness simply disappear.
Patchouli essential oil protects wounds and ulcers from developing infections. This powerful essential oil helps speed the healing process of cuts and wounds, and also hastens the fading of scars.
The strong sweet, spicy and musky aroma of this essential oil eliminates or masks body odor. Even though the aroma of Patchouli Oil might be very strong to some people’s olfactory senses, it remains a popular oil to use as a body oil and deodorant. Some find the smell wonderful, while others are somewhat irritated by its distinctive aroma.
Despite smelling sweet, it is very effective at keeping insects away. It is frequently used in sprays, body lotions, fumigants, vaporizers, and incense sticks or it can be mixed with water to wash clothes and bed linen to drive away mosquitoes, ants, beg bugs, lice, fleas, flies and moths. Only a few drops are required to keep insects away, or you can burn the oil in a room diffuser and have the effects last even longer.
It can also stop breakouts due to allergies. As an antidepressant and a sedative, patchouli essential oil is good for relaxing the body into a healthy, restful night of sleep.
Blending: Patchouli Oil blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender and Myrrh essential oils.
Essential Oil Bottles
$2 – tester vial, $5 – green glass 5/8 dram, $6 – amber color bottle 1/8 oz., $15 – 1/3 oz. clear glass with applicator top, $18 – 1/3 oz. cobalt blue w/ dropper, $26 – 1/2 oz. amber colored bottle w/ dropper top, $70- 2 oz. amber colored bottle w/ dropper top, $60 – 1.7 oz. (50ml) cobalt blue w/ dropper, $105 – 3.4 (100ml) cobalt blue w/ dropper
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