Patchouli

PATCHOULI
pogostemon cablin

With its sweet, earthy, woody and exotic aroma, it will actually get better with age.  As it is extremely balancing and grounding, it will encourage supportive energy and it helps ease anxiety and depression.  It can help with skin cell regeneration, fight infections, reduce inflammation and it can be used as a natural deodorant.  It has been used for centuries as an insect repellant and to treat insect bites.  Because of its diuretic properties, it works well in blends for water retention and constipation.

Blends well with bergamot, all citrus oils, clary sage, geranium and lavender.

Uses:

Anxiety/Depression:  Diffuse 5 drops or apply 2 drops to your wrist.  You can also put 5 -7 drops in a warm bath.

Arthritis/Gout:  Apply 3-2 drops on any inflamed area.

Infection:  Add a few drops to a warm bath or apply to the affected area.

Inflammation (Internal):  Apply 4-5 drops onto back, stomach or feet. Can use with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil (coconut oil, almond oil, etc.)

Insect repellant: Fill a spray bottle with water and add 7-10 drops. Spray on skin, furniture, sheets, etc.

Skin:  Apply equal parts coconut oil and patchouli oil to the area. You can also add it to your moisturizer or body lotion.

Therapeutic properties:

Antianxiety
Antibacterial
Antidepressant
Anti-inflammatory
Calmative
Insect repellant
Sedative

Safety:

Dilution recommended for sensitive skin. Could cause a potential drug reaction as it may inhibit blood clotting.  If you are pregnant, nursing, being treated for other health issues or taking medications, be sure to consult your healthcare provider.

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