Patchouli Essential Oil Benefits
The strong scent of Patchouli oil has been used for centuries in perfumes; more recently it’s been used in incense, insect repellents and alternative medicines. It is commonly used for skin care because of its ability to help alleviate skin issues, and is considered one of best hone remedies for acne, as well as for eczema, inflammation, and cracked chapped or irritated skin. It has cell rejuvenating properties, which is why it’s often used in anti-aging skin care; it has the power to reduce the look of scars or marks on the skin.
Patchouli oil’s anti-fungal properties make it useful in treating athlete’s foot, and it has the power to alleviate inflammation that is due to an infection. It also helps alleviate signs of dandruff in hair, as it balances oiliness and builds strength.
Patchouli oil is said to connect one to their own body, helping a person release patterns of shame, guilt and not feeling good enough, to feel more self-love and acceptance towards their physical self.
Essentials oils can also be used in oil burners and diffusers to create a fresh fragrant atmosphere in the home.
Some of the most common benefits of Patchouli Essential Oil include:
- Grounding, balancing effect on emotions
- Fights depression
- Boosts immune system
- Works as a natural deodorant
- Stops fungal growth
- Reduces inflammation
- Enhances mood
- Strengthens hair
- Fights infections and fever
- Clears dandruff
- Treats skin conditions
- Works as a bug repellent
- Stimulates hormones