Patchouli is so much more than just the popular incense many people remember from the 60s and 70s. Patchouli essential oil has many therapeutic benefits, including emotional support and promotion of smooth, healthy skin.
What It’s For
Patchouli essential oil helps reduce emotional stress and nervous tension to improve sleep quality and reduce restlessness. The aroma of patchouli has been popular for hundreds of years for its calming, grounding effects.
When applied topically, patchouli makes your skin feel like porcelain. Because it is so mild, you can apply it neat or add it to your moisturizer.
Patchouli contains the unique constituent patchoulol, which is a sesquiterpene alcohol. This compound lends the balancing and relaxing benefits to this oil.
Who Should Use Patchouli Essential Oil
Adults, children and even pets will enjoy the relaxing, grounding benefits of patchouli. Additionally, you can add it to your skincare routine for an inexpensive yet luxuriously smoothing experience.
Learn more about using patchouli essential oil with animals in this post, Calming Essential Oils for Pets.
To wind down after a hectic day, try a few drops of patchouli and vetiver together in a warm bath to soak your cares away. Add a couple of drops of patchouli to Rose Ointment and smooth over face for a therapeutic smoothing treatment. Likewise, you can add it to Animal Scents Ointment to calm and relax pets.
Don’t Have Patchouli Essential Oil?
You can enjoy the benefits of this essential oil in the popular Peace and Calming and Abundance blends.