patchouli essential oil
Patchouli essential oil is a well known insect repellant. It also fights infections, bacteria and fungus. Patchouli is a superb tissue regenerator and thus helps with the growth of new skin cells. It not only helps wounds heal, but it works to prevent scarring. Pachouli’s aroma is often described as rich, musky-sweet, spicy and herbaceous.
Uses: You can add a few drops to an oil burner or steam vaporize to breathe in the pungent aroma. Patchouli is also a popular massage or bath oil and is often added to skin creams and lotions. Use it full-strength with a cotton bud to treat insect bites.
Cautionary Note: Do not use patchouli oil during pregnancy.
Perfume = Base | Extraction = Steam Distillation | Cultivated