Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) essential oil benefits
Patchouli was widely used in antiquity as perfume and incense. Its exotic and earthy very unique aroma is very grounding; in a small amount, it stimulates the nervous system, in large doses it sedates. Patchouli is a great oil for meditation. It is also a wonderful oil for skin health; it heals cracked, dry skin and it is excellent for skin cell regeneration, not just as anti aging but also extreme dry skin on hands and feet (gardener's hands and cracked heels) It supports the skin to gain tone after weight loss. It has cooling, astringent, and deodorising properties.
Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation from fermented leaves
Origin: Indonesia, India
Color: orange-brown (will darken with time)
Aroma: Earthy, smoky, spicy, and musky
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary sage, Geranium, Lavender, Neroli, Rose, Ylang-ylang, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Myrrh. Sweet Orange, Cypress
Therapeutic Properties: Antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, carminative, decongestant, deodorant, febrifuge, laxative, nervine, stimulant, tonic
HOW TO USE
Burn or diffuse 1-2 drops to relieve anxiety and gain confidence. Best if blended with a citrus oil.
Add 0.5% to your skincare base or use it topically diluted with carrier oils to promote tissue healing (do not use neat on the skin).
Foe gardener's hand and cracked heels add 3-5 drops to a teaspoon (5 gr) of base cream.
Not suitable for pregnancy and while breastfeeding and with children younger than 6 years old. Care as the oil is thick and may stain