There’s a Goldilocks conundrum with Patchouli – too much is too stimulating and too little has a sedative effect. But when applied in just the right amount, earthy Patchouli is extremely balancing and grounding, leading to a more astute, objective and lucid mind. It banishes lethargy and has a bracing action on the central nervous system, promoting an overall sense of well-being. It’s also good for the skin, particularly wrinkles and cellulite.
Common Uses: Patchouli essential oil has been known to be soothing to the nervous system and has traditionally been used to relieve symptoms of depression and stress. Diffuse 5-10 drops and allow the vapours to waft into your living or working areas for a calming effect, and to help bolster the immune system and optimize your metabolic and endocrine systems. Dab a small amount onto cuts, scrapes and insect bites for relief. Add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage onto areas with wrinkles and cellulite. It has a cooling effect that helps soothe inflammation and related conditions like gout and arthritis.