Friday, April 1, 2016

Health Benefits of Patchouli Essential Oils

Many people love using patchouli as a perfume because of it’s sweet, earthy scent, but did you know that patchouli essential oils can be beneficial to your health as well? Like most essential oils, patchouli has a range of different uses that benefit your mind and body.
Antidepressant
Patchouli oil is commonly used in aromatherapy because it has the power to improve your mood. It reacts with hormones in your body to relieve tension and stimulate the release of serotonin and dopamine, which are connected to the pleasure centers of your brain. It also does wonders for relieving anxiety. Wear a small amount of patchouli oil on your wrists and smell it throughout the day for a quick mood boost.
Antiseptic
Patchouli oil can prevent wounds from infection and reduce your risk of tetanus. It can also help cuts and scrapes heal faster and fade the appearance of scars and acne marks.
Reduces Inflammation
This wonderful oil can also reduce inflammation due to fever and treat the fever itself by reducing your body temperature. This could be why it’s such a popular perfume to wear during the summer months!
Insecticide
Patchouli can keep nasty bugs like mosquitos away from you, which makes it a much better smelling alternative to bug spray. Burning patchouli incense or oil can also help keep bugs away from an entire area if you don’t want to put the oil on your skin.
If you like wearing patchouli perfume, you’ll be delighted by all of the other uses for this earthy and sweet smelling essential oil. Patchouli oil is also one of the only essential oils that be safely applied undiluted to your skin! 
Disclaimer: Patchouli essential oil has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not approved to treat or cure any disease or condition. Talk to your doctor before using patchouli essential oil for any of the above uses. Stop using patchouli oil and consult your doctor if you experience an allergic reaction to the oil.

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