What Are The Health Benefits Of Patchouli Essential Oils

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Originating in many South-East Asian countries and in North-East India, patchouli is a flowering plant that has been used medicinally for centuries. The strong and earthy aroma has also seen it used for perfumes and incenses.

The extracted essential oil from patchouli is extremely popular due to its medicinal properties and scent. Patchouli oil has many benefits, including treating skin ailments, like dermatitis, acne, and dry skin, relief from minor mental health issues, and helping with appetite control.

In this post, we would like to highlight some of the most popular health Benefits of Patchouli Essential Oil.

Patchouli Oil can help prevent skin damage

Patchouli oil has many uses for improved skin health. It has chemical properties that can help protect the skin from sun damage. Patchouli oil is excellent for soothing skin irritations and can provide relief from dermatitis. Other skin related benefits include reduction of acne and provide anti-aging benefits by reducing and preventing wrinkles.

Patchouli oil can also help balance oily skin by helping regulate sebum production. It can also be beneficial to people with dry scalp, helping prevent dandruff and flaking. Overall, patchouli oil is a superb all-in-one skin care remedy. For use, patchouli oil is usually blended with carrier oils and applied on the skin or hair.

Patchouli Oil has pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties

One of the components that make patchouli oil so beneficial is patchoulene. It gives patchouli oil both pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties, which is what makes patchouli oil so popular as a pain relief solution. Patchouli oil can provide pain relief and prevent inflammation in cases of muscle and joint pains.

It can be very useful for arthritis patients, and can help prevent muscle spams and sore muscles in general. Patchouli oil is used quite commonly in pain-relief ointments and can be applied on the skin either directly or by mixing it with a carrier oil.

Patchouli oil can help improve mental health

In aromatherapy, the aroma of patchouli oil is known for several benefits to the mind and body. The earthy aroma of the oil can help ground the mind and provide inner peace when inhaled. Furthermore, patchouli can help improve mood and create an uplifting atmosphere. It has proven anxiety reduction properties and can help with stress relief. Patchouli oil also has relaxing agents that can help induce better sleep, helping against insomnia. The oil also help improve focus and improve brain function. Patchouli oil can, thus, be used to improve mental health and stability.

Patchouli oil can help fight allergies and infections, and improve breathing

Often the onset of winter and spring can lead to many allergies due to dry air, dust, and pollen. Hay fever and dust allergies are very common and can also help spread germs around, leading to spread of infections. For conditions that don’t require serious medical attention, patchouli oil can be an excellent remedy against allergies. It can help clear nasal passages and improve breathing as well.

Other benefits of patchouli oil

Other than those mentioned, patchouli oil also has many other benefits. The oil has can act as an insect repellent and can help keep certain pests at bay. Patchouli oil also has strong anti-odorant properties that can help neutralize bad body odor, which is why it is commonly used in deodorants and soaps. Patchouli oil’s grounding aroma also makes it great as a room freshener when used in tandem with sweeter, floral oils. 

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