Patchouli Essential Oil has a grounding, balancing, calming scent and provides numerous health benefits, making it ideal for therapeutic use in cosmetics, aromatherapy, and cleaning products. In traditional Asian folk medicine, patchouli oil was used for hair problems such as dandruff and oily scalp, as well as skin irritations such as dryness, acne, and eczema.
When applied topically after dilution in a carrier oil or in a skin care product, Patchouli oil can deodorize the body, ease inflammation, battle water retention, break up cellulite, moisturize rough and chapped skin, and minimize the appearance of blemishes.
Proper dilution should be observed before applying to the skin to avoid irritation. It can be added to carrier oils, lotions or creams, and hair care products to improve their effectiveness.
This oil is believed to eradicate bad odours in the atmosphere and to calm emotions when used in aromatherapy. The calming smell boosts the release of pleasure hormones such as serotonin and dopamine, which improves bad moods and increases feelings of relaxation.