Patchouli has been used for years now. The early European traders exchange a pound of gold for a pound of this oil.
Patchouli has long been used in Asian medicine in Japan, China, and Malaysia. Romans also used it as an appetite stimulant. It is well known for its febrifuge, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic, sedative, antidepressant, and antiseptic properties.
Patchouli Essential Oil is derived from a large evergreen perennial plant that is closely related to sage, lavender, and a mint plant. The oil is extracted by steam distillation of the flowers and leaves of the plant.
Patchouli Essential Oil has a brow or light yellow color with a slightly sweet, musky-earth aroma.
Skin Uses of Patchouli Essential Oil
- Patchouli Essential Oil has great moisturizing properties, testing dry, cracked skin
- The antifungal and antimicrobial properties of Patchouli Essential Oil will fight your skin infection
- When combined with non-comedogenic Carrier Oils or butter (for instance Shea butter), Patchouli Essential Oil will control oily skin problem
- Patchouli Essential Oil will promote quick healing of your wound and prevent infection from affecting the area
- Patchouli Essential Oil is one hell of an excellent ingredient for soothing inflammation and irritation
- Patchouli Essential Oil can be used to fade off scars and to treat skin conditions like chapped lips, acne, eczema, dermatitis, etc.
- When combined with a light Carrier Oil like Argan, Sweet Almond, or Jojoba Oil and massaged on the affected area, Patchouli Essential Oil will fade off cellulite and wrinkles
- Patchouli Essential Oil will bring instant relief to your insect bites and also prevents pests like bedbugs and ants
- To Prevent body odor, add 2 drops of Patchouli Essential Oil and dab it on your underarm
- Patchouli Essential Oil is used to boost your sex drive and can come handy for sexual anxiety, erectile dysfunction, and loss of libido
Hair Uses of Patchouli Essential Oil
- The fungicide, antiseptic, and astringent properties of Patchouli Essential Oil will treat scalp conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and dandruff.
- Patchouli Essential Oil can be used to treat ringworm and tinea
- When combined with hair enhancing Carrier Oils like Castor oil, Patchouli Essential Oil will reduce hair loss
- Adding few drops of Patchouli Essential Oil to your shampoo or conditioner will eliminate oily hair and scalp condition. Just leave the shampoo or conditioner on your hair for 3 to 5 minutes before rinsing
Side Effects and Precautions of Patchouli Essential Oil
- Pregnant and nursing mothers should stay clear off using Patchouli Essential Oil
- If you’re on prescription drugs, check with your physician to ensure Patchouli Essential Oil is not interacting with the drug
- Patchouli Essential Oil may leave some skins, especially those with sensitive skins, with some allergy. If you experience any discomfort on your skin, then you should stop using the Essential oil
- I’ll recommend you conduct a patch test before using the Essential oil