Pogostemon patchoulii, leaf, distilled, certified organic, India/Indonesia.
Patchouli's earthy scent has a strong oriental flavour. It creates an atmosphere that reaches deep emotions and encourages natural life flow. It also supports toned, supple skin and may be especially useful in blends to support recovery after excessive weight loss. Its deeply hydrating effect has therapeutic benefit for cracked, dry skin. Blends well with: Geranium, Pine Scotch, Orange Sweet and Tea Tree.
- Skin Tone
To support effective recovery of skin tone following weight loss or pregnancy, add 5 drops to 5ml Grapeseed oil. Apply daily. The scent may be enhanced by blending with Cypress, Geranium, Orange Sweet or Cedarwood Atlas.
- Healthy Fragrant Feet
Add 4-5 drops to a teaspoon of talcum powder, mix and place in your socks. This will help guard against fungal infection and perfume the feet. Add 5 drops of Peppermint to further enhance the effect and scent.
- Gardeners' Hands & Cracked Heels
This is a wonderful oil for softening gardeners hands and soothing bare feet in dry summer conditions. Add 3-5 drops to half a teaspoon of moisturising cream and massage into affected areas. Repeat daily for great results.
To support natural balance and confidence, and to promote harmony, add 5 drops to the bath once a week and 3 drops to the diffuser every other day. Blend with Lime for greater effect.
Traditional & Historical Information
Patchouli originated in Southeast Asia and now grows in many tropical climates. It has a long history of use in medicine, perfumery, food, rituals and cosmetics and is a traditional ingredient in love potions. Its deep, earthy, musk fragrance is said to assist in grounding and centering the mind prior to meditation. The oil has been used as a topical remedy for a number of skin problems such as acne, eczema, cracked and irritated skin. It is said to rejuvenate cells and assist natural healing. Patchouli has also been used as a hair tonic.
NOT recommended for use during pregnancy or on children under 6 years. Safe if used as directed. If ingested, drink milk and seek advice. Avoid contact with eyes: flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.
Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body process for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as recommendation for cure of any medical condition or disease.