Patchouli oil rose to fame in the west during the hippie movement of the 60's. Many years before that it was used as a medicine in Asian cultures. Now in today's world, Patchouli Oil is making a come back for its many beneficial uses rather than just for its scent.
We will go through some of the amazing uses of this quintessential oil below!
1. Patchouli Oil is an Antidepressant and Mood Enhancer
The earthy and woodsy smell is said to be able to lift your mood, reduce anxiety, feelings, and thoughts of despair and mental fatigue. Patchouli is used as an effective oil in aromatherapy to be an antidepressant as it has a very mild sedation feeling while taking in the scent.
Using an oil diffuser is the best way to obtain these benefits of the oil. Using about 4-5 drops of the oil is enough for this effect.
2. Patchouli Oil Fights Bad Breath and Body Order
Patchouli is a very strong smelling oil, some find it uplifting and have a spiritual feeling, others find it overpowering and sometimes nauseating. Most people don't know, is that it is very often used in the perfume industry. The musky-sweet scent of patchouli mixes and adapts well to other scents making it an ideal base note for a lot of perfumes.
Take a few drops of Patchouli Oil in the bath or in a spray bottle for an after-bath-body-spray. The trick to using Patchouli oil is to use it sparingly so that the smell does not become nauseating. Put a few drops in warm water and use it as a gargle to fight bad breath.
3. Patchouli Oil works as an Antiseptic
Essential oil of patchouli makes for a great protector for your skin, to help fight off and prevent infections. Mix together water and about 5-10 drops of the oil to make a natural antiseptic solution to be used on wounds and cuts. Thanks to its ability to help regenerate skin cells, it accelerates the healing process along with protecting the affected area. With that skill, patchouli oil is great for treating acne and chicken pox while reducing scarring.
4. Patchouli Oil Can Be Used to Help Treat Cold and Fever
A common remedy for cold and fever is to make a tea using the leaves of patchouli, though diffusing the oil is plenty enough to help with the same effects. Diffusing the oil is greatly beneficial to respiratory problems common with colds. With infections and inflammation being typical symptoms of fevers, patchouli oil does great to combat those, striking the main problems of fever at the core.
5. Patchouli Oil Helps Prevents the Signs of Premature Aging
Not only does patchouli oil fight off infections and help rapidly heal wounds with reduced scarring. It is also greatly useful to help keep skin smooth and supple by reducing the formation of wrinkles when used in a massage oil. Simply add it to your daily massage/carrier oil like jojoba or almond to help keep skin youthful and bright.
As you can see just from these few things, Patchouli oil is fantastic for daily use. Here at The Bohemia Boutique, we focus on the anti-aging and anti-depressive abilities of Patchouli in our products.
Do you know of any other oils with these same benefits?
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