The Many Uses of Patchouli Essential Oil

 

Patchouli oil

Pogostemon cablin leaf oil (Patchouli) is a member of the mint family but it actually has a cedar-like smell. It grows naturally in Asia.

The aroma of Patchouli:

Patchouli’s scent has made it a popular ingredient in perfumes. In fact, according to Desk Reference to Nature’s Medicine, Patchouli combines so well with other scents that it is used in at least a third of all perfumes and fragrances.(1) It was even used to add scent to an action figure. (2)

Insect Repellent:

The leaf itself is put into clothing to repel insects. Unless you live in Asia, good luck finding a leaf. Instead, use Patchouli Essential Oil. In a study that was looking for non-toxic mosquito repellents, 38 essential oils were used. Lemongrass, clove, and patchouli (when undiluted) were “the most effective and provided 2 hours of complete insect repellent.” (3)

Patchouli and Skin:

According to Eyewitness Handbook:Herbs, Patchouli “is used in aromatherapy to regenerate skin cells and treat acne, eczema, athlete’s foot, and cracked skin.” (4)

Possible Antibacterial Properties:

In a study entitled “Evaluation of the antibacterial activity of patchouli oil” it was concluded that “Molecular docking technology and antimicrobial test in vitro proved that patchouli oil had strong antimicrobial effects. Particularly, pogostone and (-)- patchouli alcohol have potent antimicrobial activity.” (5)

The oil is extracted from the leaves through steam distillation.

Essential Oils:

  • Never apply an essential oil directly to the skin. Always use a carrier oil, such as coconut or almond oil, with topical application.
  • To encourage safe doses with children, dilute the essential oil and use it in an air diffuser. Use small doses and never use around children with respiratory diseases like asthma.
  • Never ingest essential oils without consulting a health-care professional.

 

To order Nature’s Sunshine Patchouli oil: https://www.naturessunshine.com/us/product/patchouli-essential-oil-15-ml/3849/?sponsor=3044357

~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

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Author: White Sage Woman

Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman, RMT, RH, INHA is a Multi Dimensional Healer, Ascension Guide, Ordained Spiritual Inter-Denominational Minister, Divine Channel, Psychic Medium and Holistic Health Practitioner. Even though she is a natural born Healer, her personal experiences, continued exploration, training and certification in multiple Healing Modalities reflects that Healing is an on going process. She is the Owner of Goldylocks Temple of Healing, llc located in Groton, CT and has clients located all over the world. Goldylocks Productions is a subdivision of Goldylocks Temple of Healing, llc. Tiffany produces Radio and TV Shows for those in the Holistic Profession.

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