Patchouli Oil is an essential oil that is derived from the leaves of a patchouli plant. The oil has an earthy and musky scent and has been used for hundreds of years. It is used in aromatherapy, medicine, and cosmetics because of its sedative, stimulating and therapeutic benefits.
The oil is part of the same family as lavender, mint, and sage which are all used in aromatherapy and cooking. The scent of the oil was first used in the 1800’s to help protect Eastern fabrics from insects. It then went on to be used in Asian folk medicine to help treat hair and skin problems.
The scent of patchouli oil is often described as warm, spicy, grounding, balancing, sensuous and calming. It provides a range of health benefits which is why it is one of the most popular essential oils used for therapeutic benefits in medicine, cosmetics, aromatherapy, and cleaning. The oil is used by many people to help relieve symptoms of conditions including depression, inflammation, infection and help speed up recovery and healing processes. Patchouli oil has lots of healing benefits which are due to the anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, antiseptic, deodorant and tonic qualities and properties that the oil possesses.
Patchouli Oil is partially popular with people suffering from depression. The oil helps people improve their mood, lose the negative feelings of sadness and loss as well as filling them with hope and happiness. It is used frequently in aromatherapy to give people these amazing health benefits. The oil helps make me feel relaxed and relax any tension in people. When the essential oil is inhaled in aromatherapy (through a diffuser or something similar), it stimulates the release of hormones such as serotonin and dopamine by creating chemical reactions in the body and mind. These hormones help improve mood and decrease the feeling of anxiety, anger, and sadness.
The oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help to soothe inflammation when it occurs or protect the skin from being affected in the first place. Internal and external inflammation is common amongst a number of the condition including arthritis and gut as well as fevers. Patchouli oil helps to treat these skin condition as well as reduce inflammation.
How to Use
There are many ways to use patchouli oil. For medical and cosmetic to odorous and aromatherapy, there are many ways to benefit from the oil. It can also be turned into different forms including oil, gel, sprays, soap, lotion, and shampoos. This is great if you want to make some of your own home remedies. Simply add a few drops of the oil into your favorite lotion or shampoo to benefit from this amazing oil. It is often used to help strengthen hair when mixed with a hair conditioner.
Patchouli Oil on Skin
The oil helps improve skin complexion by helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, hydrating the skin and reduce blemishes. The Patchouli essential oil can be added to your favorite moisturizer cream that you use as an everyday moisturizer, helping to improve the skin.
Patchouli Oil in Aromatherapy
Patchouli oil is most frequently used in aromatherapy. The mood-enchains oil is often inhaled when used in a diffuser or diluted and sprayed in the air or on a pillow. If you have an aromatherapy diffuser, simply drop 3-4 drops into the water and it’ll vapor out. The smell will be inhaled and processed by the brain. Once inhaled it helps to give feelings of being grounded and calm as well as helping the brain and body to relax. Dropping 1-2 drops onto a pillow could help reduce insomnia as well as anxiety and improving the quality of sleep. The oil is also often diffused during prayer or meditation and can help improve concentration and feel mentally stronger and more connected to the world.
Patchouli Oil as a Perfume
Thanks to its natural and warming scent, Patchouli oil can be used as a perfume or room spray. Simply mix with water (add other essential oils of your preference if you want) and spray for a natural and cleaning smelling perfume or air freshener. It creates a relaxing atmosphere and is non-irritating.
Patchouli essential oil is definitely worth a try if you’re looking for a natural relief for inflammation, depression or other conditions. It has a powerful, natural and harmless scent that can be used for a wide variety of benefits. Whether you are new to essential oils and want a scent for your diffuser or looking for a natural room spray that offers additional benefits, patchouli oil is definitely worth a try.