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Patchouli Essential Oil

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If you grew up during the “Woodstock Era,” one whiff of patchouli oil can take you back to a time of “free love,” anti-establishment rhetoric, peasant skirts and love beads. It was a time when the air above concerts wafted in the aroma of patchouli, which masked unwashed bodies and the smell of suspicious cigarettes. But, in today’s world, where this oil is used for physical relief, emotional support and metaphysical enhancement, patchouli essential oil is not just for hippies anymore.

What is Patchouli Essential Oil?

Patchouli essential oil is obtained through a process of steam distillation of the leaves of the Pogostemon Cablin or Patchouli plant. The plants, which are a member of the mint family, grow in tropical climates and are cultivated exclusively in Asia. The rich amber hue of the patchouli essential oil extracted from the leaves is only matched by its deep musky scent, which gets stronger the longer its allowed to age before using.

Skin Care, Hair Products, Perfumes – Patchouli Essential Oil in Cosmetics

Used for centuries in incense and perfumes, patchouli essential oil now has a prominent place in the cosmetic industry. In perfumes, patchouli essential oil is often a complementary fragrance to other scents such as rose, jasmine and sandalwood; while its astringent properties make it an important ingredient in skin care products, especially those that help acne, hair and scalp conditions. Its ability to mask unpleasant odors without losing its own aromatic notes makes it a popular component in deodorants.

Patchouli Essential Oil Promotes Health

There are many medicinal benefits derived from the use of patchouli essential oil. When inhaled from sprays or diffusers, it can ease the symptoms of depression by raising serotonin levels in the brain. When used in massage oils, patchouli essential oil soothes inflammation, lowers body temperature (if there is a fever present) and boosts the immune system. Patchouli essential oil is also said to have strong aphrodisiac properties that have been known to boost the sex drives in both men and women.

Aromatherapy Benefits of Patchouli Essential Oil

The aromatherapy benefits of patchouli essential oil make it one of the most popular essential oils used by practitioners. The earthy scent of patchouli essential oil can bring about feelings of relaxation and wellbeing. Longed use in metaphysical practices, the aroma of patchouli essential oil is believed to stimulate prosperity in the areas of finances, stamina and sexuality. It is used to promote good dreams as well as offering a slower sense of time to ground the mind and the spirit.

Ja’Mi Products LLC offers Root Chakra Spray and PROSPERITY Himalayan & Dead Sea Salt Scrub, which both contain patchouli essential oil.

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