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.

 

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~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman

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Author: White Sage Woman

Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman is a Cosmic Heart Healing Practitioner, Level 6 Seraphim Blueprint Practitioner, Usui Reiki Master Teacher, a Run Valdr Healing Practitioner, Multi Dimensional Healer, Divine & Celestial Channel, Holistic Health Practitioner and ordained Spiritual Inter-Denominational Minister. She attended the Soul Body Fusion ® and Divinity School and incorporates the Soul Body Fusion ® process in her Healing Sessions. Her full Bio is on her website. She is the Owner of Goldylocks Temple of Healing, llc in Groton, CT and has clients located all over the world. Goldylocks Productions is a subdivision of Goldylocks Temple of Healing, llc. Tiffany produces Live Streamed Shows, Podcasts, and Events for those in the Spiritual, Metaphysical and Holistic Professions. http://www.whitesagewoman.com

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