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Patchouli Essential Oil

With a rich history of being the scent of the era of free love and hippies, patchouli essential oil is a part of the mint family and is known for it’s robust, earthy, and distinct scent. The history of patchouli reaches further back in time with the silk trading industry. When the precious fabric was packed into boxes and containers, traders would pack patchouli leaves between the sheets of fabric to ward off moths and other insects. Over time, the scent of patchouli began to associated with the affluent fabric therefore being a scent of high standards.

While patchouli has a rather regal history, it also has real world benefits that can enhance your daily life.

Patchouli as a natural insect repellant

Patchouli, among several other essential oils, is a natural bug and mosquito repellant. The appealing scent makes it a great essential oil to put in natural bug repellents. It smells lovely while also being a naturally effective way to keep the bugs from eating you alive in the warm months.

Patchouli for beautiful skin

A major part of having beautiful skin is it’s ability to repair itself after damage. When applied to the skin, patchouli oil helps the body regenerate soft tissue as well as healing wounds that will not leave heinous scars behind. Body lotions, creams, and washes infused with patchouli essential oil can help regenerate skin cells on a continuous basis to ensure glowing, healthy skin around the clock.

Patchouli as an antiseptic

There are endless skin issues that everyone deals with on a daily basis, From dry, chapped skin to acne and dandruff on the scalp, the antiseptic characteristics of patchouli can help heal those issues. This makes patchouli infused products great for the body and hair. The healing properties can cure your athlete’s foot as well as restore your scalp’s health.

Patchouli for it’s scent

The smell of patchouli is distinct, well-known, and noticeable. The deep robust earthiness is balanced with a hint of mint and freshness that is like can add the perfect scent profile to any bath, body, or hair product.

Patchouli essential oil is known for it’s scent and it’s loyal free love following. While it’s Woodstock roots can not be denied, patchouli essential oil goes far beyond a 1960’s scent. It can heal your skin, cleanse your hair and scalp, and keep the bugs away. After it has accomplished all of that, patchouli essential oil also just smells great!

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26412058
http://www.cigrjournal.org/index.php/Ejounral/article/viewFile/2289/1746
http://www.cigrjournal.org/index.php/Ejounral/article/viewFile/2289/1746

 

2017-07-25T15:09:01+00:00 November 13th, 2015|

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