PORTRAIT

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.

Essential Facts

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

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PROPERTIES

Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Soothing, calming, and hypnotizing scent
  • Grounding, centering and sensual
  • The grounding effect can help remove negative feelings from body and environment.
  • Calms an overactive mind.

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Antidepressant – An agent that is uplifting and counteracts melancholy.
  • Antifungal — An agent capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of fungi.
  • Anti-inflammatory – Alleviates inflammation.
  • Antiseptic – Assists in fighting germs/infections.
  • Antibacterial – An agent that is capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
  • Aphrodisiac – An agent that provokes sexual interest and excitement.
  • Cicatrisant – Cell-regenerative for skin, healing for scars.
  • Deodorant – An agent that destroys or inhibits odours.
  • Nervine – Strengthens the functional activity of the nervous system. May be either a stimulant or sedative.

HOW TO USE

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.

RECIPES

SAFETY

If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician or clinical certified aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and small children under the age of five years old.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

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