Patchouli essential oil has been commonly used in aromatherapy for its benefits as an antidepressant and mood enhancer properties. It can be useful as a natural sedative in treatments for sleeping deprivations as it will help calm down the mind.
When inhaled, it encourages the secretion of dopamine and serotonin which are the hormones that promote happiness, creating an atmosphere of tranquillity in and peacefulness. Because of its interaction with the body's hormones, it can also stimulate your libido and sex drive.
Some of the properties of Patchouli essential oil is its ability to reduce inflammation in the body and fight against infections, helping to ease fevers when sick. It will also help to lower the body's temperature and act as a cooling agent when feverish.
Research has shown that Patchouli is one of the leading essential oils to be used as an insect repellant and pests repellant. It can be useful as well to heal insect bites as well as scars and acne spots.
Organic Patchouli essential oil top benefits:
Boosts the immune system
Helps fight fever
Helps eliminate dandruff
To reduce fevers, blend 5 drops of patchouli essential oil with two tablespoons of coconut oil and rub it directly to the chest, behind the neck, stomach and hands to help the cooling effect reduce the inflammation and high temperature. Repeat this process every 30 minutes on adults until the fever has come down.
To strength your skin, add 4 drops of Patchouli to your body wash or lotion. For your Hair, add a 5 drops to your shampoo and on each wash let it sit or at least 3 minutes so it can penetrate your scalp.
For sleeping, add 2 drops of Patchouli and 2 drops of Sweet Orange essential oils to your diffuser and leave it on for just 2 -3 hours. Alternatively, you can add a drop of Patchouli to your hand, do a cup shape and breathe in at least three times.
For cuts and wounds, to prevent infection, add a few drops of Patchouli to the infected area and continue to do this for about 3 - 4 days. If symptoms do not improve consult your doctor.