How To Use Patchouli Essential Oil

How To Use Patchouli Essential Oil

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A member of the mint family, patchouli essential oil is known to help with skin imperfections, while also providing a grounding, balancing effect on emotions.

Patchouli is a bushy herb from the mint family with stems reaching two or three feet in height and bearing small, pink-white flowers. Easily recognized for its rich, musky-sweet fragrance, patchouli is regularly used in the perfume industry as well as in scented products such as laundry detergents and air fresheners. Patchouli is beneficial to the skin in many ways. It is often topically used to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and minor skin imperfections and to promote a smooth, glowing complexion. The fragrance of patchouli essential oil provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions.

Some of my favorite ways to use patchouli essential oil:
– Combine with peppermint essential oil and apply to the forehead, temples, or back of the neck after a long day of work
– Apply one to two drops to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, or problem skin areas, or add to your favorite moisturizer
– Combine with vetiver essential oil and apply to the bottoms of feet to help calm emotions.

Patchouli essential oil blends well with:
– Grapefruit essential oil
– Frankincense essential oil
– Bergamot essential oil
– Cypress essential oil
– Sandalwood essential oil
– Vetiver essential oil
– Ginger essential oil
– Clary sage essential oil
– Lemongrass essential oil
– Myrrh essential oil
– Sandalwood essential oil

Every essential oil has an emotional component. Patchouli essential oil is The Oil of Physicality. Patchouli supports individuals in becoming fully present in their physical body. It balance those who feel devitalized and who seek to escape the body through spiritual pursuits or other forms of distractions. Patchouli tempers the obsessive personality by bringing them “down” to reality and teaching them moderation. It is grounding and stabilizing. Patchouli compliments yoga practice, tai chi, or other exercises that aim to connect the spirit and body. While using patchouli, individual feel more grounded and fluid. This oil calms fears and nervous tension, stilling the heart and mind in preparing the spirit and body for deeper union. It also helps individuals stay in touch with the earth. Patchouli helps individuals appreciate the magnificence of the physical body and all of its natural processes and functions. It assists in releasing emotional judgments and issues related to the body, such as believing the body is unholy or dirty. This oil helps with body image distortions and general body dislike. Patchouli brings confidence in the body as well as grace, poise and physical strength. It reminds individual of their childhood experiences when they used their bodies for play or fun. On the deepest level, patchouli assists an individual to feel at peace while being present in their physical body. (Taken from Emotions & Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing)

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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