"You smell like a Hippie", is a compliment in my book, and generally the sentiments of That Crazy Oil Husband when I'm wearing my prized Patchouli oil! All joking aside... Patchouli is a wonderful oil, and has so many lovely benefits! This oil has an easily recognizable rich musky-sweet fragrance. It can have a grounding, balancing effect on the emotions while providing excellent mood support.
Patchouli is a bushy herb from the mint family with stems reaching two or three feet in height and bearing small, pink-white flowers. Along with other herbal and floral essential oils, Patchouli is also great for the skin and hair. Use Patchouli to reduce appearance of: blemishes, dull skin, aging skin, minor skin imperfections, and promote a smooth, glowing complexion, and even skin tone! To best receive the skin benefits of Patchouli essential oil, add a few drops of Patchouli oil to your daily moisturizer or apply one to two drops of Patchouli oil directly to your skin.
According to Emotions & Essential Oils, "Patchouli compliments yoga practice, tai chi, or other exercises that aim to connect the spirit with the body. While using Patchouli, individuals feel more grounded and fluid. It also helps individuals to stay in touch with the earth." So if you are really diggin' having an earthy vibe, and deeper connection with the sself, Patchouli sounds like the way to go! It's super grounding, and works harmoniously with the Root Chakra to bring your body in balance. To obtain the mood-harmonizing properties of Patchouli, apply one to two drops of Patchouli to your neck or temples or place three to four drops of Patchouli oil in the diffuser of your choice.
For a simple and effective oral cleanse, try this DIY Patchouli and Peppermint mouth rinse! Combining two powerful oils from the mint family, this rinse will give your mouth a rejuvenating cleanse that will leave your breath with a fresh, clean feeling. Peppermint oil is commonly used for its abilities to freshen breath and will also give your mouth a minty taste. The Patchouli essential oil works hand-in-hand with the minty flavor of the Peppermint oil and will aid in deodorizing and freshening the mouth.
I love using Patchouli in my yoga and meditation practice. It really brings me full circle and I feel so peaceful! If you use Mala Beads for meditation or Prayer, Patchouli is fabulous to accompany your spiritual quiet time. Diffuse it, apply it topically, or even apply it to a few beads on your Mala for extra Patchouli power.
The fragrance of Patchouli provides a grounding and balancing effect on emotions. Perfect for those days when you can't seem to get your head out of the clouds. The next time you have anxious feelings, apply 1 drop of Patchouli and Vetiver on feet to help calm emotions. Leave the stress of the day behind you by enjoying the grounding and energizing properties of Patchouli and Peppermint essential oils. After a long day of work, combine Patchouli oil with Peppermint oil and apply this blend to your forehead, temples, or to the back of the neck. Patchouli oil will help provide a grounding and stabilizing effect on emotions while the Peppermint will work to relieve feelings of tension.
Is Patchouli one of your favorites? Comment below and let me know! I would love to hear how you are using your Patchouli!