Patchouli oil is commonly used as a skin application for its anitbacterial and antifungal activity. It has anti-inflammatory properties also used for skin care products and pain relief. Patchouli oil is used as an insecticide and for weight loss.
Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-oxidant, analgesic, antifungal, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, antifungal, tonic, aphrodisiac, insecticide, sedative.
Added to massage oil, Patchouli can uplift a negative mood, promote relaxation, ease tension, soothe inflammation, improve cognitive function and stimulate libido.
Cosmetically, this oil can be added other oils, gels, lotions, soaps, shampoos, and sprays. Topically applied with a cream, oil or lotion, to hands, neck, stomach or temples, this oil can have a cooling effect and help reduce body temperature during fever. It can be beneficial in improving complexion, making the skin feel healthy and smooth. It can help by moisturizing, tightening and toning the skin, reducing blemishes and wrinkles. Added to fractionated coconut oil it can be beneficial to all skin types to relieve dryness and to balance oily and acne-prone skin. It can help speed up healing of wounds and minimize scarring. dermatitis, acne, or dry, cracked skin.
Patchouli is a natural relaxing air freshener, perfect for the bedroom when added to a spray together with equal parts Orange essential oil and diluted with warm water. Due to its antifungal and antiseptic properties, this mix is also great for cleaning kitchen counters, walls and floors.
Added to your shampoo this oil has been known to strengthen the hair and by adding it to your conditioner it can be helpful for scalp problems dry scalp dandruff.
Added to a diffuser, this oil will be mood-enhancing and grounding, calming emotions and allowing the brain to relax. It will promote good sleep by reducing anxiety and insomnia. This anti-inflammatory oil can reduce fevers and colds by reducing infectious bacteria present in the air. During meditation, it can enhance concentration.
Blends well with:
Bergamot, clary sage, lemongrass, geranium, lavender, rose absolute, orange, peppermint and sandalwood.