Patchouli is distinguished by its rich, earthy, herbaceous aroma that when diffused it balances and ground emotions, even uplifts them. When applied topically, it aids in healing and promotes tissue repair. Steam distilled from the leaf of the plant, Patchouli has been used for centuries in Asia to counteract snake and insect bites, tone the body and skin, fight infection, and cool fevers. It was also used by the French to treat eczema, allergies, hemorrhoids, and dermatitis.
Patchouli can be diffused to sedate, relax, and calm. It can also be taken internally through a capsule, 1 drop in 1 tsp honey, and in 4 oz of beverage. When applied topically, it does not need to be diluted and can be put on the area of concern.
When combined with others oils, Patchouli acts as an enhancer promoting the properties of the other oils. It blends well with Lavender, Pine, Bergamot, Myrrh, Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Lemongrass, Rosewood, Ginger, and Geranium.
Patchouli Uses and Benefits