You may have associated the patchouli fragrance with the 1960's, free love, hippies and "Deadheads", but surprisingly it's known for much, much more! Patchouli essential oil has a rich, earthy, woody aroma with a nearly hidden fruity note. In fragrance applications it is used as a base that acts as a fixative and "grounds" an aromatic blend.
There are many health benefits to utilizing products made with the essential oil of the patchouli leaf--which is also known by the botanical name Pogostemon cablin. In fact, it is now one of the most popular ingredients in hygiene and beauty products such as lotions, soaps, shampoos, bath and massage oils, and perfumes. Surprised?
Take a look at a few of the benefits of Patchouli Essential Oil:
- Aids in Reducing Stress and Fatigue
- Soothes Inflammation
- Protects Wounds from Infection
- Boosts Energy & Immune System
- Eliminates Body Odor
- Removes Toxins from Body
- Reduces Body Temperature
- Inhibits Fungal Growth
- Helps with Acne, Eczema Dermatitis & Psoriasis
- Works as a great bug repellant!
Even though we don't sell the pure essential oil, we use it in all of our patchouli products. Try our bar soap, foaming hand lotion, and shea butter products here: http://www.somewhatorganic.com/search.php?search_query=patchouli! Some say patchouli is even an aphrodisiac...hmmmmm... that's a good enough reason to try it right there! :)
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Until next week, get your patchouli on!