An oil that some might call an acquired taste, Patchouli Essential Oil has a deep aroma that is woody, rich and earthy, and somewhat similar to wine. Aside from its unique aroma, Patchouli makes for a great oil to have in your collection as it holds many benefits. It can help with skin and hair care, as well as calms the senses, just to name a few. Read on to see how you can incorporate this amazing oil into your natural everyday living.
Rejuvenate Dry Skin
It’s clear that Patchouli Essential Oil should be a staple in your assortment of oils. A wonderful essential oil for most skin types, Patchouli can help with a variety of skin issues. For those who have reddened, cracked skin, it can even help alleviate dryness and promote a smooth complexion. Some who have psoriasis or eczema say they also benefit from its nourishing properties. To take in total rejuvenation, dilute to a maximum of 3% into our Near Perfection Carrier Oil and apply it to dry skin every day to see the best results.
These similar nourishing properties can also help dryness in the scalp that might result in dandruff. Adding Patchouli to a DIY hair mask or absorbing carrier oil can help bring back hydration and nourishment to the scalp. It doesn’t stop there, for those who have oily or acne-prone skin, Patchouli can help balance out the overproduction of oil on the skin and help regulate acne or blemishes. Plus, it can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. There’s no question that adding Patchouli to your daily routine supports a healthy-looking, youthful complexion.
And while we can’t stop the aging process, Patchouli Essential Oil can help to smooth out those lines or scars caused by acne. Help your skin get back to glow by adding a few drops at the recommended dilution into a facial cleanser and cleanse your face like normal. Or, add to a facial moisturizer and apply it during your everyday skincare routine.
When everyday stress gets you down, Patchouli can help soothe riled emotions. Whether it’s a project at work or studying all night for an exam, this oil’s calming and grounding capabilities can help ease any nervous tension built up throughout the day. To fully take in its benefits, diffuse Patchouli during meditation or yoga to help focus your mind on being calm.
Taking in its aroma can help enhance the feeling of relaxation and improve any negative thoughts and moods. Plus, if you’re looking for an essential oil for those special nights with your partner, Patchouli Essential Oil is the perfect contender. Its sultry scent is known to be an aphrodisiac and can also be added to unisex fragrances. To try the ultimate relaxation diffuser blend, combine Patchouli, Lavender, and Black Spruce 30-60 minutes before bedtime. It will help encourage a good night’s rest so you’re ready to take on the next day. Or try out this easy romantic room spray and spritz on linens when you’re ready to enjoy an intimate evening with your special someone.
Sweet Romance Room Spray DIY
What you’ll need:
- 2 oz spray bottle
- .5 oz Everclear
- Distilled water
- 15 drops Vanilla Botanical Extract
- 10 drops Indian Sandalwood
- 10 drops Virginian Cedarwood
- 7 drops Patchouli
- 5 drops Magnolia Flower
What you’ll do:
Combine essential oils and Everclear, stir well and allow to meld. Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water. Spritz lightly in the air or on linens to set a romantic and restful mood.
Some Things to Know
- KidSafe: Yes
- Pup & Pony Safe: Yes
- Pregnancy Safe: Yes
- Nursing Safe: Yes
- Shelf Life: 6-8 years
- Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. External use only.
What are your favorite ways to use Patchouli Essential Oil? Let us know in the comments!