Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli essential oil has a distinctive deep earthy aroma. Often used to blend with other essential oils
Effect on mind: Promotes a sense of balance. Banishes lethargy and sharpens the wits, which helps clarity problems and keep the mind more objective.
Effect on body: Has a diuretic effect, which can be useful in cases of water retention. May offset heavy sweating, so helpful when feeling hot and bothered! Provides very effective relief for insect bites.
Effect on skin: Aids tissue regeneration in regrowth of skin cells and scars. Cools inflamed skin and helps rough, cracked sink, sores and wounds. May be beneficial in acne, eczema, fungal infections and scalp disorders.
Blends well with: Bergamot, frankincense, geranium, lavender, lemongrass, myrrh
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Do not apply undiluted essential oils to your skin. Use a carrier oil or solvent to dilute first.
Do not drip undiluted essential oils into eyes as this will cause a chemical burn and may result in temporary blindness. Diluted essential oils may be used close to the eyes. More here.
Undiluted essential oils should not be dripped into the ears, but diluted essential oils may be placed on a cotton wad for partial insertion.
Keep essential oils in a place where young children cannot reach them, and never let them handle essential oils bottles.
If you have a skin condition, are pregnant, have epilepsy or asthma, are on a course of treatment with prescribed medication, or are in any doubt about any condition you may have, you are advised to seek the advice of a doctor or suitable practitioner before using pure essential oils.
For a full list of safety guidelines and more in depth information please visit the Tisserand Institute website.