Patchouli essential oil is superb for skincare and haircare, being particularly beneficial for oily and dry skin types. It helps to bring balance to upset skin, making it a good choice for acne, cracked skin, sores, eczema, dandruff and dry skin problems. A natural anti-septic, patchouli may be used for most skin complaints, from herpes to insect bite. It is a wonderfully regenerating and rejuvenating essential oil.
Patchouli not only helps to regulate the skin, it will also help to balance upset and stabilise emotional problems. A very grounding oil, patchouli is used to help people who feel detached or who are neglectful of the physical self. Patchouli’s calming and comforting qualities help to engage and strengthen the mind and bring us back in touch with ourselves. Patchouli is used in aromatherapy to help those fraught with overthinking, chronic anxiety and overwhelmed immunities. It’s ability to relax and calm make it a useful tonic and aphrodisiac for the sexually anxious.
Patchouli essential oil is a very rich, earthy oil with a deep, musky scent which improves as the oil ages. A potently aromatic oil, less is more with patchouli oil. It forms the base and hearts of some perfume blends, helping to ground other scents. A little goes a long way and it should be used sparingly! Patchouli oil blends very nicely with lavender, sandalwood, rose, petitgrain and geranium.