Thursday, October 21, 2010

Healing With Patchouli

Good Morning Pictures, Images and PhotosG'morning everyone. Boy it sure is cold out here in Oregon today. I would just love right now to snuggle up with my blankie and coffee and watch a really long movie. Alas I have commitments this morning so I will just suck it up and get this post out.

Today we are going check out Patchouli may or may not remember it mostly for it's down-to-earth hippie smell ( oh I so love the smell, yes I am just a hippie at heart) but it is so much more than that! Patchouli is wonderfully relaxing when added to a massage oil or an oil burner. It's also a diuretic and is effective against stomach upsets and indigestion. So read on m'friends and learn about this wonderful oil!


The earthy, balmy aroma of Patchouli remains a symbol of the psychedelic 1960's associated with "flower power" and relaxed sexuality. It's highly tenacious, spicy aroma becomes sweeter as the harsher top notes evaporate to leave a rich, velvety musky scent. It is widely used in oriental perfumes and in incense and joss, when it is often blended with Jasmine and Sandalwood

Patchouli has a pronounced effect on the nervous system and is useful in treating stress. It's a beauty oil for all complexions and improves texture for mature and dry skins. Its antiseptic and anti inflammatory action heals acne, eczma and chapped skin and it's a tonic for scalp disorders.

Active Ingredients Of Patchouli Oil

Alcohols~The main alcohol is Patchoulol, which helps to directly stimulate the nervous system.

Terpenes~It contains may different Terpenes, including Mycene, Limonene, Beta-Caryophylleol and Camphene. These have varied properties but are all balancing and antiseptic.

Phenols~Patchouli also contains traces of Eugerol. This Phenol, which is also present in Clove and Ylang Ylang oils, contributes to Patchouli's spicy pungent odor.

Uses Of Patchouli Oil

Versatile Skin Oil

Chapped and Cracked Skin~Cool and heal the skin by blending:
  • 3 drops Patchouli
  • 3 drops Chamomile
  • 3 drops Myrrh
  • 4 tsp Calendula cream

All Skin-Type Moisturizer~Blend the following:
  • 2 drops Patchouli                                                    
  • 4 drops Sandalwood
  • 4 drops Myrrh
  • 8 tsp Sweet Almond
  • 1 tsp Wheatgerm oil

Deodorizing Shower~Add the following to a handful of  unscented shower gel :
  • 2 drops Patchouli
  • 5 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Lavender

Masculine Concerns

Patchouli's earthy, sensual scent is appealing to many men, and it therapeutic properties are beneficial for many male concerns.

Jock Itch~Bathe the area with a bowl of water containing:
  • 2 drops Patchouli
  • 2 drops Tea Tree

To Increase Sexual Desire~Blend the following and use as a massage:
  • 6 drops Patchouli
  • 5 drops Sandalwood
  • 5 drops Spruce
  • 4 drops Vanilla
  • 4 tbsp Grapeseed

For Dry Sparse Thinning Hair~Combine the following and use after shampooing as a rinse:
  • 4 drops Patchouli
  • 5 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 1 c. Distilled Water
  • 1 tsp Cider Vinegar

See oils are not just for women! So go give that man in your life a great massage!

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