Patchouli Essential Oil In Brief

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Patchouli Essential Oil, despite it’s association with the more ‘relaxed’ elements of society, is a profoundly healing oil, which has a well earned place within FACIAL OIL No. 2, the leading skincare product at Wild As The Wind.

Patchouli Essential Oil Health Benefits

Patchouli Essential Oil is :: Analgesic + antibacterial + antidepressant + anti-inflammatory + antifungal + anti-parasitic  + antiphlogistic  + antiseptic + astringent + antiviral + aphrodisiac + bactericidal + carminative + cicatrizant + cytophylactic + deodorant  + digestive + diurectic  + fungicide + febrifuge (reduces fever) + insecticide + nervine + neuroprotective + sedative + stimulant + tonic + vulnerary, (wound healing).

*Patchouli Essential Oil can be sedative at a low dose or stimulant at a higher dose.

Patchouli Essential Oil Main Uses

  • Relief for inflammatory conditions :: Gout + Arthritis etc.
  • Grounding + calming
  • Respiratory infections :: Colds + Tonsilitis + Flu
  • Muscle & joint pain
  • Hormone balance :: Stimulates Oestrogen + Testosterone
  • Fever
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Immune-boosting + infection-fighting
  • Metabolic function / tonification
  • Frigidity
  • Virility in men :: Impotence + loss of libido + erectile dysfunction +sexual anxiety
  • Insect Repellent
  • Stress + anxiety & depression
  • Appetite suppressant
  • Natural deodorant

Patchouli Essential Oil For Skincare

  • Wound healing
  • Scar healing
  • Acne
  • Crapey skin
  • Dry, cracked skin / chapped skin
  • Oily skin /scalp
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Dandruff
  • Skin fungal infections, including athlete’s foot
  • Strengthens Hair

INCI :: Pogostemon Cablin

Patchouli Essential Oil Extraction Method: Steam distillation

Active Constituents in Patchouli Essential :: Norpatchoulenol, a-Bulnesene, a-Guaiene, Seychellen, Gamma-Patchoulene, a-Patchoulene, Pogostol, Patchouli Alcohol & Caryophyllene

Cautions & Contraindications :: Patchouli Oil is regarded as safe when used in regulated amounts.

Patchouli Essential Oil may inhibit blood clotting & may pose a drug interaction hazard.

It can also inhibit appetite & cause overstimulation when used in large amounts

It can exert strong sedative effects on certain individuals when used in small amounts.

Patchouli Essential Oil can also be phototoxic.

If concerned about any of the potential outcomes on this list please consult your doctor or pharmacist before use.

Always use a carrier oil to properly dilute Patchouli Essential Oil unless applying it directly to clothing. Please consult Using Essential Oils for more information.

Combines well with: Cedarwood Essential Oil + Clary Sage Essential Oil + Geranium Essential Oil + Frankincense Essential Oil + Lavender Essential Oil + Myrrh Essential Oil + Rose Otto Essential Oil + Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Substitute oils: + Frankincense Essential OilMyrrh Essential Oil + Sandalwood Essential Oil + Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Patchouli Essential Oil Interesting Fact :: Patchouli Essential Oil, like Sandalwood Essential Oil are fairly unique in that they improve with age. Most essential oils oxidise and diminish in therapeutic benefit over time. They will also suffer aromatically offering a reduced aromatic quality.

Twofer :: Patchouli Essential Oil can be used as an excellent fixative in natural aromatics in place of Oakmoss Absolute. It is a base note in perfumery terms.

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