Part of the mint family, patchouli is a bushy herb with stems reaching two or three feet in height producing small, pink-white flowers. Easily recognised for its musky, sweet fragrance, patchouli is regularly used in perfumes as well as in scented products such as laundry detergents, candles and air fresheners.
Patchouli oil is an essential oil derived from the leaves of the patchouli plant. In order to produce patchouli oil, the leaves and stems of the plant are harvested and allowed to dry out. They then undergo a distillation process to extract the essential oil. Patchouli oil is believed to have received its name from the Hindi word “pacholi,” meaning “to scent.”
Patchouli is beneficial to the skin in many ways and is often used topically to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and minor skin imperfections and to promote a smooth, glowing complexion.
Patchouli essential oil’s active chemical components contribute to its therapeutic benefits that give it the reputation of being a grounding, soothing, and peace-inducing oil.
These constituents make it ideal for use in cosmetics, aromatherapy, massage, and in-home cleansing products to purify the air as well as surfaces. These healing benefits can be attributed to the oil’s many amazing properties which include:
In aromatherapy, inhaling the aroma of patchouli essential oil (or absorbing patchouli essential oil through the skin) is thought to transmit messages to the brain region involved in controlling emotions.
Known as the limbic system, this brain region also influences the nervous system. Aromatherapy proponents suggest that essential oils may affect several biological factors, including heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure, breathing, and immune function.
OTHER USES OF ORGANIC PATCHOULI
In aromatherapy, patchouli essential oil is typically used to treat the following problems:
In addition, patchouli essential oil is said to act as a natural insect repellent, promote healing from burns and wounds, and reduce inflammation.
When used in skin-care products, patchouli essential oil is also thought to treat oily skin and reverse some of the signs of aging.
THE BENEFITS OF PATCHOULI FOR HAIR AND SCALP
Patchouli essential oil’s anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties make it exceptional for treating many scalp and skin issues. People with dermatitis, dandruff and eczema can significantly benefit from patchouli oil because these ailments can be underlying causes of hair loss.
Patchouli oil is a triple threat against scalp ailments because it is an antiseptic, astringent, and fungicide. All three properties are very beneficial for mild to severe scalp conditions such as dandruff, psoriasis, and eczema.
Patchouli not only treats wounds (including on the scalp), but it can also prevent wounds from developing further infections. It soothes inflammations is quite effective at inhibiting fungal growth.
EVERESCENTS ORGANIC CINNAMON AND PATCHOULI MOISTURE SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER AND DEEP TREATMENT
The EverEscents Organic Hair Care range of Organic shampoo, conditioner, treatments and styling products contain the highest quality pure Australian Certified Organic ingredients and essential oils and does not contain and harmful or toxic ingredients.
The EverEscents Organic Cinnamon and Patchouli Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner will revitalise even the most damaged hair type. A highly moisturising formula enhanced by Lexfeel Natural (a natural castor oil emollient) ensures that hair is left feeling revitalised and nourished.
With the added benefits of Certified Organic herbal extracts and essential oils including patchouli, it is perfect for healing hair affected by chemical processing and colour treatments and is particularly suited to dry or damaged hair types.
The EverEscents Organic Deep Treatment is an intensive treatment used to reconstruct, nourish and restore hair structure. With the added benefits of Certified Organic herbal extracts and essential oils including patchouli, it is perfect for healing hair affected by chemical processing and colour treatments.