Patchouli Essential Oil In Brief
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
- Anxiety & depression
- Immune-boosting + infection-fighting
- Metabolic function / tonification
- 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
- Crapey skin
- Dry, cracked skin / chapped skin
- Oily skin /scalp
- 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.
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
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.