In the second in our series of blog posts about our brand new collection of No. 29 Essential Oils, we’re taking a look at our Patchouli essential oil, what you could use it for, and the benefits it has!
What is Patchouli?
According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Patchouli plant is an aromatic and flowering plant which belongs to the mint family! The plant is is native to tropical regions within Asia, where it is widely cultivated and has been used for centuries for its essential oil. Steeped in Indian mysticism and known for its association with the 1960s hippy movement, Patchouli essential oil is both invigorating and soothing. It has skin-rejuvenating properties and is a popular choice for head and scalp massages. Try adding a few drops to a warm bath for a stimulating soak.
How is this turned into Essential Oil?
As with the Rose Geranium, all parts of the plant including the flower, petals, stems and leaves are boiled up. The steam, which then carries the concentrated essential oil and aromas is then distilled and bottled. No added extras, only the good stuff.
What is Patchouli Essential Oil good for?
Patchouli oil has a variety of additional uses throughout the world. Some of these include:
- treating skin conditions such as dermatitis, acne, or dry, cracked skin
- easing symptoms of conditions like colds, headaches, and stomach upset
- relieving depression
- providing feelings of relaxation and helping to ease stress or anxiety
- helping with oily hair or dandruff
- controlling appetite
- using as an insecticide, antifungal, or antibacterial agent
How should I use it?
As mentioned, the oil you receive is a 100% natural and highly concentrated, so you should dilute to 5% or less in carrier oil before applying to your skin. We’d also recommend you take a look at our advice on how to safely and properly use essential oils here.
You can get your hands on a bottle of our Patchouli Essential Oil here: