The Health Benefits of Patchouli Essential Oil
The compound patchoulol gives Patchouli essential oil powerful mood-enhancing benefits, stimulating the brain to release chemicals serotonin and dopamine. It reduces low mood, can ease stress and anxiety, and boosts motivation and energy.
The scent of Patchouli essential oil also enhances sensual energy and switches on your libido.
Patchouli essential oil is a nourishing and hydrating oil. It promotes a glowing complexion by regulating oiliness and soothing acne, chapped skin, cuts, bug bites, dermatitis and eczema.
The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-ageing properties of Patchouli essential oil reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes and scars.
Patchouli essential oil is one of the best oils for hair and scalp health. It strengthens hair, can protect against hair loss and relieves dandruff and itchy scalp.
Patchouli essential oil is great to keep mosquitoes and other bugs at bay. Dilute it and apply it to the skin or diffuse it to naturally keep insects away.
Essential oils are very concentrated plant extracts and therefore always need to be diluted before use to apply safely to the skin.
When applying essential oils to the body use these calculations for a 2% or 3% dilution: For a 2% dilution add 40 drops of essential oil to 100ml of carrier oil. For a 3% dilution add 60 drops of essential oil to 100ml of carrier oil.
When applying essential oils to the face use a 0.5% dilution: 5 drops per 100ml of carrier oil. Avoid use near or directly in the eyes.
When adding to bath use the following instructions: For a 2% dilution add 6 drops of essential oil to 15ml (1 tablespoon) of carrier oil For a 3% dilution add 9 drops of essential oil to 15ml (1 tablespoon) of carrier oil
For use in an oil burner or diffuser add 2-3 drops in the water.
Always patch test diluted essential oils on skin for 24 hours if you have sensitive skin.