The benefits of Patchouli oil
Recently I went to visit my best friend, and as soon as I walked into her home, I was in love with the smell of it. She has always been a patchouli lover. She was burning the oil and the house hypnotized me with serenity. That same day, we ventured off with our kids, and went to buy an oil burner and the patchouli oil. Now my house smells amazing, but not only that, its how it feels.
Not only does Patchouli smell amazing but it is also of good use as aromatherapy as an antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicide, insecticide, sedative and tonic substance.
In the old days, Patchouli was used as an insect repellant, specially to protect clothing. As time has passed, its other benefits are surfacing and they are all amazing!!!
The many uses of Patchouli Oil
I myself love the smell of it all over my home. I even rub a tiny bit into my wrist and neck for a subtle smell. But it has so many different uses.
Deodorant: You can use a diluted version of it as deodorant. The strong, sweet and musky smell of this oil eliminates body odors. But you should only use it in its diluted form, because the scent is strong and it may irritate some people.
For Cuts and Scrapes: This oil helps the healing process of cuts, and it helps with fading scars.
Astringent: Yes, you read that right! This essential oil stimulates contractions in muscles, nerves and skin. It can even act as an anti aging substance since loosening of muscle and skin is commonly associated with getting older.
It has many different uses as well. But for me, it does wonders in my home. It creates a serene environment, and it relaxes as well as it gives you that warm feeling inside. After a long day with my kids, cleaning, organizing, writing, I light candles, and then the oil, and it's a sense of magic for me.
Ditch the Candles! Try the Oil!!
I do have to say, that this scent isn't for everyone. Some people love it, while others don't. It is a strong smell that last even after you put out the oil. Luckily, if you aren't into Patchouli, there are many different oils out there that you can benefit from. My other favorites include Lavender oil, Rosemary Oil, and the scented ones, for example, Apple and cinnamon, Cinnamon and nutmeg and many more.
If you are like me and love aromatherapy then I do recommend trying the oils other than the candles. Do you have any particular oil you prefer??
There is nothing better than walking into a home that smells amazing! That makes it feel like home, even if you don't live there.