Organic Patchouli Essential Oil – Zongle Therapeutics

Organic Patchouli Essential Oil

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Using essential oils is very essential for not just your skin but your overall health and wellbeing too. Most people believe in myths about essential oils that circulate around us and hesitate to use them. Well, not everything you hear is true! Essential oils, as mentioned below, have some of the best skin and health benefits and is a natural way of dealing with most of the problems you face. Thus, rather than believing in myths, you should use natural products and see the result yourself. Patchouli is one of the wonderful essential oils which works for you in many ways. Keep reading to know about this plant and the oil it produces.

Patchouli belongs to the family Lamiaceae which is commonly known as ‘mint’ or ‘deadnettle’ family. Patchouli comes from a bushy herb belonging to the Pogostemon family, other members include sage, lavender and mint.

The plant is commonly found in warmer regions of Asia and is now widely cultivated in China, Indonesia, Japan, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, Maldives, Malaysia, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Taiwan, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, south America and the Caribbean.

The Patchouli bush can reach up to 2 to 3 ft in height and has small, pale pink-white flowers. The green leaves patchouli plant produces are jagged along their edges. The plant grows well in warm climates and can thrive in hot weather but not direct sunlight.

It was used in folk medicine in the Asian countries in order to get rid of hair problems like dandruff and oily scalp and skin irritation caused by different skin problems like eczema. Furthermore, Europeans were inspired by the high value of Patchouli which is why they started exchanging Patchouli for gold. A pound of Patchouli was worth a pound of gold. The oil obtained from this amazing plant has tons of benefits.  

The patchouli essential oil however is extracted through steam distillation of dried leaves. The Patchouli Oil at Zongle Therapeutics is steam distilled from the young Pogosteman cablin species. It is believed that the top 3 to 4 pairs of Patchouli plant leaves yield essential oils with the strongest aroma. Patchouli Essential Oil is usually thick and color ranging from light yellow to a deep amber or brown, depending on the origin. The warm and sensuous scent of Patchouli Essential Oil is commonly known as the “the scent of the sixties” as it’s aromatic notes are similar to those associated with the hippy generation.

Presently, the sweet, spicy and musky scent of patchouli has made it extensively popular for use in perfumes and colognes. The oil in particular is great for diffusing because its rich chemical properties can have a grounding and balancing effect on emotions when used aromatically or topically. Due to its popularity, it was known that King Tut was buried with ten gallons of Patchouli essential oil inside his tomb.

Moreover, it is believed that the word Patchouli came from a Hindi word ‘pacholi’ which means ‘to scent’ because the oil was used to scent Indian fabrics such as fine silks and shawls. Due to this reason, the scent of Patchouli became standard by which fabrics were judged as being true ‘Oriental’ fabrics. Thus, French and English clothing makers would use Patchouli oil to scent their fabrics in order to increase clothing sales.

Another belief is that it came from the ancient Tamil words ‘patchai’ and ‘ellai’ which means ‘green leaf’. Presently, patchouli essential oil is being used for different purposes such as aromatherapy, cosmetic products, cleaning products, clothing detergents, perfumes, etc. because of its calming scent. Want to know more about this amazing oil? Keep reading!

Uses and Benefits

Just a few drops of this incredible oil can be very useful in both health and beauty. The active chemical components present in Patchouli essential oil contribute widely to its therapeutic benefits that give it a reputation of being a grounding, soothing, and peace-inducing oil.

  1. Aromatherapy

Used in aromatherapy, it is known to eliminate unpleasant odors in the environment and to balance emotions. The incredible and sedative scent of Patchouli oil stimulates the release of pleasure hormones known as serotonin and dopamine, thus improving negative mood and enhancing the feeling of relaxation. If you want to have a positive and serene environment, diffuse patchouli essential oil regularly.

  1. Reduces Appearance of Wrinkles

Want to get rid of the aging skin that makes you look dull? Wrinkles usually make you look dull and old and shatter your confidence. But taking care of your skin can reduce their appearance, making you look and feel young. Patchouli essential oil is used to slow down the process of skin’s aging by tightening and toning it, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes.

One to two drops of the oil can be mixed into a skin care product of personal preference and used to moisturize skin that is blemished or wrinkled. If you want to use it as a massage balm, mix one to two drops of Patchouli essential oil with a carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut oil and massage the mixture on your body.

  1. For Smooth and Glowing Skin

What is better than an oil being great for all skin types, be it dry, cracked skin or oily or acne-prone skin? One of the amazing qualities of Patchouli essential oil is that it works for all skin types. The benefits of smoothness and glow of this oil are noticeable either way.

Add a few drops of Patchouli oil to your face wash or lotion and try using it. You can also add a few drops of Patchouli oil to your daily moisturizer or apply one to two drops directly to your skin. It will not only give you a smooth and glowing skin, but also reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, or problem skin areas.

  1. Supports Healing of Cuts and Sores

Patchouli essential oil helps speed up the healing process of minor cuts and wounds and may also hasten the fading of scars. Patchouli oil protects minor cuts or sores on the skin from becoming infected. Simply rub 2–3 drops of patchouli oil on the affected area or make yourself a warm bath with 5–10 drops of patchouli oil.

  1. Freshens Breath

Combining Patchouli and Peppermint oil to create a mouth rinse will give your mouth a rejuvenating cleanse that will leave your breath with a fresh, clean feeling. A mixture of these two will save you from bad breath because patchouli oil has the ability to freshen breath and peppermint can give your mouth a minty taste thus, making you feel confident about yourself.

  1. Grounding and Balancing

Headache is a very common problem after having worked long stressful hours. Combination of Patchouli essential oil and Peppermint oil, when applied to your forehead, temples, or the back of the neck, gives you a soothing and relaxing feeling.

Patchouli works the best in providing grounding and stabilizing effect while Peppermint works to relieve feelings of tension. So, use the blend of these two amazing oils and get rid of the fatigue caused by your hectic routine.

  1. Promotes Digestion

Taking Patchouli oil internally can support your digestive system by helping with food decomposition and nutrient absorption. Patchouli is known to boost your energy and make your body function properly because of these metabolic effects.

Inhaling patchouli oil with an oil burner or diffuser can make a big difference or you can also use patchouli oil as a dietary supplement. Try adding 1–2 drops to a cup of tea or a glass of water.

  1. Encourages Restful Sleep

The role of restful night’s sleep on your well-being cannot be more stressed; in fact, proper sleep has a positive impact on every system in your body. Patchouli oil helps to put your mind and body at ease and allows you to rest peacefully. For a restful sleep, simply rub 2–3 drops of patchouli oil into your hands and cup your nose; just by breathing in the sweet scent of patchouli oil, you will experience the benefits of its sedative properties.

  1. Reduces Inflammation

Patchouli oil helps reduce inflammation. It is very helpful to ease discomfort associated with mild fever and cold. Since it also has cooling properties, rubbing the oil into your hands, neck and stomach may help bring down your body temperature and reduce body ache.

  1. Natural Deodorizer

Patchouli oil has a sweet, musky and spicy aroma; it can be used to mask body odor naturally. You can either rub one to two drops of Patchouli oil under your arms or add it to your favorite body lotion.

As the aroma of Patchouli can be strong for olfactory senses of some people, it is advised to dilute it before using it. Moreover, due to its scent it remains a popular oil to use as a cologne.

Final Thoughts

The oil is obtained from the leaves of the highly valued Patchouli plant, which belongs to the family of other well-known aromatic plants. Due to its soothing, balancing, calming scent and the numerous health benefits it provides, it is ideal for therapeutic use in cosmetics, aromatherapy and cleaning products. Since it’s a highly concentrated essence from the plant, it is suggested to perform a patch test before directly using it on the skin to avoid sensitivity.

However, it is important for you to find pure essential oils when purchasing them. Zongle offers Premium Quality Organic Patchouli Oil, Pogostemon Cablin, precious oil from the most aromatic of the species. This organic Patchouli is a 100% pure, therapeutic grade, Essential Oil.

So why wait? Order a bottle of Zongle Therapeutics Patchouli Oil for yourself Today!

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