You might be old enough to remember how patchouli became the signature scent for the hippies in the 1960s as they used its scent to mask the aroma of marijuana. But that’s not its only use! That aroma will calm you and reduce your anxiety. Patchouli has strong antifungal and antibacterial properties that work to heal skin that’s plagued by eczema, psoriasis, fungus, or sores. It’s also a great insect repellant.
Plant Parts: Leaves
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Chemical Family: Sesquiterpenes & Sesquiterpenols (patchoulol)
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: Earthy, Exotic & Sensual, Resinous, Sweet, Warm, Radiant & Woody
Note Classification: Base
Anxiety: Reduces stress, depression, and anxiety.
Bath: Add a few drops patchouli to your bath for a calming and relaxing of your mind.
Bug Repellent: Awesome insect repellent – use on body or as an incense to repel insects.
Healing: Healing for skin conditions such as sores, injuries, scars, eczema, psoriasis, and fungus. Cooling and moisturizing for the skin.
Perfume: Use for perfume and deodorant.
Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.