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Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon patchouli)
Antiseptic, antibiotic and antifungal, patchouli is used to treat acne and scalp disorders. It also makes a sensual, fortifying bath and is helpful in massage for improving cellulite.
Origin of Patchouli essential oil :
Along with rose, jasmine, sandalwood and basil, Patchouli was one of the favorite perfumes used in India and shawls and blanket were impregnated with this rich oil. It is an aphrodisiac and become very popular again in 1960s for this reason
Patchouli oil - Description:
The oil is extracted from dried, fermented leaves of the small shrub and emits an intense, woody, sweet-spicy, balsamic odor. It improves with age and used as a fixative in perfume.
Patchouli essential oil - Therapeutic Effects:
- Is an astringent,
- It is useful for scalp and skin conditions including dandruff, acne, eczema and scars.
- It has an uplifting effect for depression and anxiety, and
- It can help alleviate fluid retention.
Uses of Parchouli oil:
- Small quantities will have a stimulating effect, larger doses sedate.
- Often worn as a perfume and used for an exotic massage.
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