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Patchouli

Patchouli essential oil is extracted from the dried leaves of the patchouli plant, which grows across the tropical regions of Asia. It has a beautiful, exotic and earthy scent, and is therefore used in many perfumes and incense oils.

When inhaled, patchouli oil lifts the mood and helps relieve tension, therefore helping to combat the effects of mild depression. It promotes the release of the happy hormones, serotonin and dopamine, helping to ease anxiety, stress, nervous exhaustion and even a disinterest in sex.

Patchouli oil is also effective at reducing hair loss and regenerating new skin cells. It’s therefore often used in hair and skin remedies to help treat acne, eczema, dandruff and dermatitis. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, meaning that it can help defend the body against free radical damage which can cause disease.

Patchouli is also an effective insect repellent.

Try patchouli in our Expression + Confidence Essential Elixir Oil to