Patchouli essential oil cheers you up and just generally makes you feel good.
Patchouli's musky, sweet, spicy, earthy scent is famous for its popularity in the hippie era. Like most people, you'll probably find that you either love it or hate it.
In fact, patchouli is known for fighting depression, anxiety and for its aphrodisiac properties.
In skincare, patchouli is a powerful tissue regenerator, great for restoring skin problems such as rough, dry or devitalized skin, as well as acne and eczema.
It is good for reducing scarring from wounds. And last but not least, patchouli's anti-fungal properties can help alleviate athlete's foot and dandruff. Definitely a skin cream must-have!
One important point: don't use patchouli oil right before bed, because it will keep you awake.
Patchouli is a viscous (thick) oil that is often used as a fixative in aromatherapy blends. Caution: Do not use it in your essential oil nebulizer - they can't handle thick oils.
Patchouli is a bushy shrub that grows about 1 meter (3 feet) high, with serrated leaves and light purple flowers.
Strong, deep, earthy, musky, spicy scent.
Lifts mood; antidepressant
Promotes a feeling of well-being; euphoric
Helps relieve nervous disorders
Nerve stimulant; interferes with sleep
Astringent; good for oily skin
Cleanses and supports skin conditions
Antibacterial, antiviral, fungicidal
Patchouli's strong base note blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, lavender myrrh, rose, orange and sandalwood.
No known cautions. Remember do not use it in your essential oil nebulizer - they can't handle thick oils.
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