This very complex oil has a long history of therapeutic and medicinal use. With its rich, sweet aroma it's believed to help skin conditions and relieve stress and depression.
Patchouli oil comes from the dried and then steam distilled leaves of the shrub which is found in the Far East and South East Asia. This is an exceptional essential oil. It is one of the few oils to be phlebotanic (toning action on the veins ) and is just wonderful for skin issues. It is an outstanding astringent with cicatrisant (skin healing) and cytophylactic (tissue regenerating) properties which makes it ideal to use in blends for the skin. Conditions such as acne, eczema, fungal and scalp issues can be alleviated by patchouli oil. For the mind it acts as an antidepressant as it is grounding and cleansing.
- A natural anti-depressant and cleanses a troubled mind
- Nervous exhaustion and burn out
- Particularly good for healing, calming and regeneration of skin.
- antiphlogistic (reduces inflammation and fever) and it is
- phlebotanic (toning action on the veins).
Massage oils, Bathing, Diffuser, Compress
For Skin problems (acne, inflammation, eczema) – Lavender, Vetiver, Rose, Geranium, Bergamot.
Stress/Anxiety – Lavender, Rose, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine
Vascular – Lemon, Bergamot, Cypress, Geranium.