Over the years lots of people have been ranting about how marvellous the Patchouli oil is and even its scent is so desirable that it was made into Patchouli perfume.
What is Patchouli oil?
Patchouli oil is an essential oil obtained from a perennial plant that is closely related to mint and lavender. It has a very powerful musky scent and the name “Patchouli” is got from “patchai” and “ellai” which means green leaf in ancient Tamil.
Uses of Patchouli essential oil
Patchouli essential oil is so versatile that it can be used in different aspects ranging from health to cosmetic. It is available in many forms like oil, patchouli perfume, gel, shampoo, soap, lotion, spray and lots more.
Patchouli essential oil is known to provide the skin with various amazing benefits such as anti-ageing which is achieved by toning the skin and reducing (not eradicate) the emergence of blemishes, spots and wrinkles on the skin.
It can be mixed with beauty creams or massage balm and applied to the skin to keep it healthy and moisturised. It is perfect for all skin types especially acne-prone skins.
For healing of scars and wounds it is best mixed with face cream or face wash. About 5-drops of patchouli oil should do the trick.
Can also be mixed with hair conditioner to help strengthen the hair and keep the scalp moisturised.
Patchouli oil scent is known for its mood-enhancing sensation, it stimulates the brain’s emotional powerhouse resulting in a calming feeling all over the body.
It is used in making Patchouli perfume and air freshener which creates a relaxing atmosphere.
Benefits of Patchouli oil
The benefits of Patchouli oil are numerous but some of them are:
It is an excellent hormones Stimulator
The patchouli essential oil is a perfect stimulator of hormones and it helps promote libido: it can also be considered as a natural remedy against sexual impotence. Indeed, it has been used for a very long time as an aphrodisiac and by boosting the levels of oestrogen or testosterone, it can be a good addition to your sex life.
It helps reduce scars
Remember when we discussed Patchouli oil helping us reduce blemishes and spots. Patchouli essential oil helps with healing, helping to rid you of visible scars and marks caused by acne, chickenpox or wounds. It can even pass insect bites. Massage the affected area daily with 2 or 3-drops of oil to accelerate healing.
Get rids of fever
Patchouli oil is effective against colds because of its multiple benefits: it reduces inflammation and fight against infections, which will reduce your body temperature. It also has cooling effects: the simple fact of massaging on your hands, your neck and your belly will make you feel better.
It helps reduce inflammation
The essential oil of patchouli has anti-inflammatory effects. The inflammation chronic is responsible for many diseases, including problems such as osteoarthritis. It can also be used against external inflammations, such as infections or skin irritations. Put 5-drops of patchouli oil in your hands and massage your feet, stomach, lower back, or any other part of your body that causes you discomfort or is inflamed
Patchouli oil has a pleasant smell, and it can be used to mask body odour naturally that is why it is made into patchouli perfume. It helps kill germs and fungi and can be used as a natural remedy for bad odours. Rub between one and two-drops of essential oil under your armpits: the smell is pleasant but intense, so there is no need to use more.
Prevention of infections
When you hurt yourself, there is always a risk that a single cut-off will become infected, leading to bigger problems: Patchouli essential oil has antiseptic abilities. It is also antifungal, and can be useful against problems like athlete’s foot. Massage 2 to 3-drops of oil on the affected area, or bath with 5 to 10-drops of oil and soak the affected area.
Strengthens hair and skin
Patchouli oil stimulates muscle contractions, and therefore has effects against hair loss or sagging skin. In addition, it regenerates the cells of the skin, which helps to keep a beautiful skin in full health. It is suitable for all skin types. Try adding five-drops of patchouli oil to your facial cleanser, or you can also massage the oil directly onto your skin. For the hair, massage your skull with 5-drops of patchouli, or add them to your after shampoo.
Patchouli essential oil increases the frequency of urination, which has several health benefits, especially for the liver and kidneys. By decreasing the toxins present in your body, you fight against various ailments such as hypertension and cholesterol. You can consume between three and five-drops of patchouli oil by mixing them with lemon water or tea, for example.
Patchouli oil is a sedative, which helps to fight against insomnia: it promotes relaxation of both the mind and body, helping to better sleep. Rub your hands with two or three-drops of oil, then inhale deeply by putting your hands around your nose to benefit from these sedative abilities.
Properties of Patchouli oil
- Patchouli alcohol: for balancing, grounding and mood harmonizing.
- Alpha and beta patchoulene
- Alpha guaiane produces a very nice fragrance which is utilized in the making of patchouli perfume
- Caryophyllene which is used for various functions like:
- Alpha bulnesene used for anti-inflammatory