So and here we come back talking about the ingredients you can use in your everyday beauty routine. Patchouli would definitely be one worth attention. The smell is beautiful indeed. This fragrant oil was used for hundreds of years as perfume. Cultivated mainly in Asia it sure has some long history in India where it was widely used and from where we hear about its aphrodisiac qualities. This oil is great to be used in aromatherapy. It is said to work as antidepressant as well and help with anxiety. So can use it in oil diffuser or burner and enjoy the better mood. Also best used in the evening before sleep.
Though besides the famous scent and talking about the skin diet what exactly could we have out of this beautiful oil.
The best quality of this oil or better say plant from which it is produced is its healing quality. Thanks to its antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities it is a great add to one’s products in case if one has problems such as acne, eczema or dermatitis. The main constituents of patchouli oil are alpha patchoulene, beta patchoulene, alpha bulnesene, alpha guaiene, caryophyllene, norpatchoulenol, patchouli alcohol, seychellene and pogostol. It also contains patchouli alcohol (PA), an important compound that has neuroprotective, anti-influenza, and anti-inflammatory activities. So can say it can help minimize the appearance of scars and help with acne or prone skin. Simply add a few drops to your cream or serum to enjoy the benefits of this oil. It is safe to use as is but topically. That is on the wound itself but not entire face or body. For entire face or body, it can be deluded with some light carrier oil and enjoy enriching and healing body oil or face serum. Jojoba or Argan oil would be one of a perfect match with the delusion ration up to 2% of essential oils.
Though best used for its healing qualities Patchouli oil is also known to help generate skin sells so is often used for anti-aging and anti-wrinkle products and having natural deodorizing qualities. So it can be great to be used for hand and feet products. This would help dry and chopped skin as well as provide for anti-bacterial value in those. Using is same add a few drops to your ready base product. Natural base product I would recommend most of course so can enjoy the real effect of the ingredient.
Besides this Patchouli is also known to straighten hair and decrease hair fall. I would not recommend adding the product to the shampoo as it is water based and the oil would just collect up on top but can be easily used in hair tonic or spray. Adding up to 2% to the hair spray would be a beautiful add to your hair care routing. Mind though must shake the product prior to using on hair.
Hope this may help enrich your natural beauty routine. Enjoy your experiments and wonderful benefits of organic products.