The fragrance of patchouli is deep, warm and distinct. Patchouli leaves are aged before the distillation process, which helps to impart richness into the smell of this essential oil.
As patchouli essential oil ages, its smell continues to improve and deepen. Patchouli helps to rejuvenate skin, so it is a good choice for aging skin and cracked, dry skin. It is also helpful for eczema, acne, and athlete’s foot. Think of it as a remedy for whenever the skin is split, cracked or purulent. Patchouli is antifungal and antiseptic and is an excellent insect repellant, especially for wool moths.
Botanical Name: Pogostemon patchouli
Odor Intensity: High
Dry, cracked skin
Wounds, weeping sores
Aroma: deep, earthy, intense, musty.
Aroma: Sweet, citrus, heady with bitter undertone.
Parts Used: Leaves
Properties: anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, fungicide, insecticide, sedative, tonic.
Emotional concerns: Patchouli is grounding and calming and helps with apathy, anorexia, and anxiety.
Contraindications: Use with moderation.
Cracked and Calloused Heels:
2 drops Patchouli
2 drops Lavender
½ tsp healing lotion base
Combine lotion and Patchouli. Apply liberally to the heels. Cover with cotton socks overnight. Repeat for several nights.