Characteristics of Patchouli Oil
Patchouli oil is extracted by the steam distillation of dry patchouli flowers. The origin of Patchouli is Malaysia, but it can now be found in many tropical regions. Patchouli oil has a completely unique and very persistent aroma – sensual and deep, with noticeable tart and bitter notes. For hundreds of years, the scent of patchouli has been associated with business success, career growth, stability and prosperity, it is believed that this oil is capable of attracting good luck and wealth. This is the most ancient erotic oil, which not only plays the role of an aphrodisiac, but is also able to establish hormonal balance and restore the endocrine system.
Patchouli Oil in Aromatherapy
The effect of patchouli oil is most fully revealed in the emotional sphere: it calms, pacifies, relieves anxiety and prevents depressive states, it also has a pronounced erotic character. It promotes concentration, focus, invigorates and stimulates the central nervous system.
Patchouli Oil for Skin Care
Patchouli oil is excellent for treating various skin problems. Its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic action helps in the treatment of acne, eczema and also has antiseptic properties in fungal infections. In the cosmetics industry, patchouli oil is known for its anti-aging skin care properties, regular use protects the skin from wrinkles and makes it firm. For chapped skin as well as small wounds, the regenerating action of the oil ensures quick healing and patchouli oil is also used as an ointment against skin fungus. In the case of neurodermatitis, a serum bath with patchouli oil is recommended.
Patchouli Oil for Oral Hygiene
Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic patchouli oil helps with inflammation of the teeth, gums, and fungal infections in the mouth.
Patchouli Oil in Perfumery
In the perfumery industry, patchouli oil is very popular due to its persistent aroma. It is also used in the manufacture of fragrances for laundry detergents and room sprays.