Every week I choose an essential oil and learn about it. This week since Patchouli was the newest oil in my order I didn’t know about I chose it. The first thing I see when I google it? Hippy perfume. Lol. Well, that is all good but after reading the health benefits of it, they are going to have to share!
The official line is Patchouli smells herbaceous and camphoraceous, I had to google that word.( Camtphoraceous ) , but when I started researching it through other resources it was said Patchouli smells like forest, pot, and snuggling. I liked that description better.
They say that Patchouli was used through the 60’s and 70’s to cover smells of smoke, drinks, and drugs on clothes as well as covered the smell of not bathing.
It isn’t really an enjoyable smell to everyone. I don’t think it smells awful but I don’t think it particularly smells good either.
So now that we know what it smells like, or kind of anyway, lets talk about where it came from. I guess we should have done that first. Patchouli is steam distilled from the leafs of a green leafy plant that grows well in the tropical regions of Asia.
So now is the fun part where I get to give you some benefits and uses of Patchouli. This is probably my favorite part of the blog because most people don’t care where the smell good comes from just what it can do for you.
For those who don’t know, I am partnered with an awesome essential oil company who makes and sells these amazing certified pure essential oils. So if anyone is interested in getting some really great patchouli feel free to contact me and I can get you the hook up!
The great thing about this company is they have list ready for me to tell some of the uses. Those are :
*You can add it to your daily moisturizer to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.
*You can add three to four drops in a diffuser to help provide grounding and balancing emotions.
*You can apply one to two drops to the back of the neck after a long days work.
*It promotes a smooth, glowing complexion.
*Recognized for its musky-sweet aroma.
Patchouli has so many “properties” to it. Aside from the obvious health benefits it has it can also be used as an insecticide and termicide. People also often use it when making their own deodorant. As mentioned above, Patchouli can promote grounding and balancing emotions. It is often used in Aromatherapy. It uplifts the mood and relaxes you.
I could go on and on about Patchouli essential oil as I could every oil but I won’t. So, if this is something you are interested in, there is a contact me link at the top of the page. Use it. I can’t wait to hear from you!